October 2010

Hoofer SnS Terrace Rail Jam - Nov. 11th 5-8PM - FREE!


The Terrace Rail Jam will be on NOV. 11th from 5-8pm on the Memorial Union Terrace!

It's FREE for anyone to come check out some awesome freestyle skiing and snowboard go down on the Terrace as we bring in 20 tons of snow, an artificial structure with rails, and see the regions best show their talent!

Come welcome the winter 2010-11 season with us with a night of skiing, snowboarding, music, giveaways, and more!

Want more info or to compete or volunteer?


Want to compete? Click this link

READ: - you must be 18 or older to compete.

           - There is a 25 dollar entrance fee to compete.

           - There is NO sign up or requirement for any recurring/renewing insurance policy!!! If you have any questions, contact Ely at gerbin[at]wisc.edu

Want to help out? Volunteer and help SnS put this incredible event together!
Click this link to sign up to volunteer!



Keep checking http://hoofersns.org/railjam for more info or e-mail Ely at gerbin at wisc.edu for more info!!





Winter Break Trip to Big Sky, MT Opens Friday October 22nd

Yup, that's right. The Winter Break trip to Big Sky, Montana will be open for sale this week friday. If you're interested, be sure to sign up in the Hoofer lower office, located downstairs in Memorial Union. The Prices are 655 for bus package, and 490 for land. Be sure to sign up soon, as there are only 96 bus spots, and 30 land. We plan to have the trip sold out by November 18th!! For more trip details, check out the trips page located here.



Alaskan Backcountry Speaker - Monday, October 25th from 7:00-8:00pm (Hoofer Lounge)

Interested in learning more about backcountry skiing before heading out west with Hoofers this winter or spring break?  Come see the Backcountry Speaker next Monday, October 25th from 7:00-8:00pm, in the Hoofer Lounge and Chart Room (Memorial Union). Wisconsin native Jon Gellings has been teaching avalanche awareness and backcountry skiing safety to winter enthusiasts in Alaska for years, and will be coming to UW Madison to speak to Hoofers Ski and Snowboard members for free next week!

This is a great opportunity to learn some basics about backcountry skiing/boarding safety! If you're planning to ski out of bounds on the mountain, it is crucial that you know how to prperly use backcountry gear, and that you are able to sight unsafe snow conditions. Also, you can meet fellow SnS members and make friends before the season starts!

has been an instructor at Alaska Avalanche School and the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center for the past four years while pursing a B.S. in Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University, and is certified in Avalanche Level I & II courses. He has also established avalanche forecasting operations in the Chugach National Forest, the 2nd largest national forest in the US. The presentation will include teaching some basics of backcountry skiing, including what to watch for while skiing in potential avalanche terrain, safe/unsafe snow conditions, and how to use necessary backcountry equipment such as beacons, probes, and shovels. Jon will also be sharing some of his personal experiences of snowboarding in the Alaskan backcountry.

If you have any questions contact SnS Backcountry Director Kaytlyn Beres, (kberes@wisc.edu).

Hoofers Homecoming!!!!

Last week, Hoofer SnS participated in the events during homecoming week. We had a blast! We rocked out in three events, including the Badgers Games, Barge Races, and the parade. In the Badger games, we won two events, got 2nd in another, and got third in the tug o war (beating ROTC Air Force in the process). Our sea worthy barge, consisting of boxes, copious amounts of duct tape and a killer sns flag, took second in the race. Lastly, our float in the parade was clearly the best one, with a lifesize snow globe. After some brief technical difficulties, our float made its way over to Langdon street and impressed all. It was not only appealing to the little kids, but also multi functioned as a sauna for all those who went in it! Thanks to everyone who helped make homecoming week a success!!!!!

From Jocelyn (via Mike Lindeke)