The Yosemite Winter Club

The Yosemite Winter Club (YWC), a non-profit organization bringing winter sporting opportunities to outdoor enthusiast since 1928. Yosemite Winter Club, PO BOX 717, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 | | 501c3 non-profit tax identification number

Ostrander Ski Hut trips 2016/2017

Hello all backcountry/crosscountry ski enthusiasts. 

Per our new policy we are soliciting pre-registrations for the Ostrander Ski Hut trip. The spaces reserved for the trip will be restricted to the number of advanced sign ups. Deadline for submittal is September 17, 2016. We will be purchasing food and assembling the caches on September 24. We will only cache in enough food to feed those pre-registered for the trip. 

Yosemite Winter Club XC End of Season Report 5/12/16

Greetings all Yosemite Winter Club Cross Country Ski Enthusiasts, Fans, and Friends

We thought we would let everyone know how the year’s ski season went, remind everyone of some of the changes to Club operations, and let you know of opportunities for volunteering that are coming up in the spring, late summer and/or fall. 

All trips were able to go with a decent snow pack this year. The Turnaround Trip was delayed due to a storm that made for avalanche hazard in Tioga Canyon and over the pass. But the trip went off a month later with no insurmountable problems.  

Thank you to everyone who made this season’s backcountry ski trips possible. It took many volunteers to retrieve caches last spring and summer, store caches over the summer outside of the “bear zone”, coordinate shopping with menus, repack the caches, and place them at Glacier Point, Ostrander Hut*, and all along the TransSierra and Tuolumne Meadows Turnaround route. 

Thank you to Kay Pitts for hosting First Ski and pre-trip lodging/meals at the Falcon’s Nest, and to David and Vonnie for lodging at the Peregrine for First Ski, and for helping out with shuttle services. 

Thank you to the National Park Service, who coordinated with us in getting caches in and facilitated the use of the huts for our groups. 

Thank you to the Yosemite Conservancy for their care and stewardship of the Ostrander Ski Hut that allows the historic use of that remarkable building to continue, and for making it possible for us to continue the tradition of YWC at Ostrander Ski Hut. 

Thank you to the hutmasters at Ostrander for being there for us and everyone who has the fortune to make it up the hill. 

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