Dear Ski Runner Families,
It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Jim Kelly's passing this past Sunday. Jim is a legend in the Ski Runners community: a longtime member, dedicated race volunteer, and former Vice President of the club.
Jim's family will be hosting a memorial visitation at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, VT Friday, September 13, from 5-7 pm. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 14, at St. James Episcopal Church, Woodstock, VT followed by a reception at Suicide Six.
More information is included at the link below. Jim was a great man, husband, father, and friend. We will greatly miss his warm smile and unwavering enthusiasm for skiing, Suicide 6, and the Ski Runners Family.
The WSR Board of Directors
P.O. Box 171
South Pomfret, VT 05067
This year’s Slush Cup Slalom certainly lived up to its name. Fifty-degree temperatures the previous day softened the racing surface on the Face of Suicide 6 to a fine spring slush. Still, over 70 competitors from six different clubs turned out for some slalom fun in the sun.
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We are pleased to offer jackets, fleeces, and pants to outfit our team next season. We have an ambitious goal to get our order in by February 27, as that is the Helly Hansen deadline for first round orders.
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