We are hoping for a white winter here in the northeast and the chance to get out and about, on forest trails, golf courses, cycle paths, wherever the snow is good. Keep checking the website and use the telephone/email contacts for snow in the hills and elsewhere.
Planned trips for the 2014/15 winter season include the following:
Last week of January 2015, track ski-ing in relative luxury in Seefeld in Austria. There are over 250km of tracks there, and plenty of cake too.
Feb 5th - 9th: long weekend of Telemark ski-ing in the alps.
Late february (departing 22nd) to Finnish Lapland, for track ski-ing. Accommodation in hotel or self-catering cabins. Being run together with the Manchester cross-country ski-ing club. There will be another trip to a different location in Finnish Lapland in early March.
April 9th - 19th: hut touring in Northern Sweden. For skiers with are comfortable in the mountains.
There will also be a trip to Scotland in January or February.
Watch this space for more news of winter trips.
Roller skiing, social events, and trips to the climbing wall in Byker complete the line-up for the coming months.
As always, all are welcome to join in the fun. Check out our Facebook group 'Tyneside Loipers' to find out who is going skiing (summer or winter) locally. If you want to join us but don't have the necessary kit, we might be able to help. A list of club kit is in this word document.