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Snowscape Time!
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Posted on February 12 2010, 11:07am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Annual winter festival under way through the weekend!
An entry in the cardboard derby in the 2008 Snowscape celebration.
Photo by Bruce Conrad
The Schedule:
Friday, Feb. 12
Booster Club Carnival: Open to the public, this event is a fundraiser for the Silverton School kids
Location: School Gym
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Contact: Tiffany deKay, 387-5314
Admission: Free
Saturday, Feb. 13
Kendall Mountain BBQ, Music & More : Celebrate the Snowscape weekend with a day of skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating. Weather-permitting, we’ll have a BBQ and music out on the deck.
Location: Kendall Mountain Community Center
Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
 Snow Golf Tournament: Join us for SnowGolf at our 9-hole par-3 scramble. Comprised of two-person teams, It’s a shotgun start at Noon so bring your bags and boots. Snowmobile carts are welcomed and encouraged but not required. Limited to 18 teams so sign up early!?
Location: Team check-in at Train Depot on 10th Street
Time: 11a.m.?
Entry: $10 per team. Limited to 18 teams of two?
Sponsor: Scotty Bobs
Contact: Brant Heidlebaugh, 387-5827
 Broomball/Hockey Pick-Up Games: Bring your own wood-handled straw broom, helmet, and plenty of padding and enjoy a morning on the ice. 
Location: Ice rink at the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area
Time: Saturday, 11 a.m. 
Entry: No charge
Contact: Terry Rhoades, 387-5095
 Rainbow Ball Express
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Black Slope
Sponsor: Silverton Youth Center
Contact: Terry or Carmen, 387-0242
 8th Annual Cardboard Derby: KSJC Mountain Radio is the proud sponsor of the Cardboard Derby to be held on the steep hill at Kendall Mountain Ski Area. Teams will construct their crafts solely of cardboard, tape, string, glue, and paper and compete against each other in speed, artistic merit, technical innovation, and team spirit. Official Rules & Registration Form is online at www.silvertonspecialevents.com
Location: Kendall Mountain Ski Area – “Black” Slope?
Time: Judging & Inspection from noon to 1 p.m.
Contact: Pat Swonger, 387-5857
 Silverton Dummy Downhill
The  Wyman Hotel is the proud sponsor of the first  “Dummy Downhill” competition. Winner of this competition will receive the “Silverton Cup” which will have the winners name engraved onto the cup, each year. A team of judges will pick the winner who will compete amongst each other in speed, artistic merit, technical innovation and best crash. Official Rules & Registration online at www.silvertonspecialevents.com
Location: Kendall Mountain Ski Area – “Black” Slope
Time: Judging & Inspection at 2 p.m.
Contact: Rodger or Tana Wrublik, 799-3896
 Shovel Races: Bring your favorite shovel and meet at the Black Slope. 
Time: 3:30 p.m. sign-in.  Race begins at 4 p.m.
Fee: No Fee
Age group Awards: 12 years and under, 13 to 17 years of age, 18 and older
 Winter Escape Parade: Line up along Blair Street for a true winter parade. Snowmobiles, sparking sleds and skiers are all welcome to participate. The parade route is set for 11th and Greene to 14th Street and down to the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.
Sponsored by: Silverton Snowmobile Club
Time: 6 p.m.
 Ritual Burning of the Trees : Join us at the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area to watch all the town’s winter blues go up flames at the ceremonial bonfire. Write down all those winter blues, bad thoughts, and grumps that you would like to be rid of and stuff them into the Snow Monster Effigy. The Effigy (& all bad juju) will be sacrificed to the Snow Gods at the ceremonial bonfire and all the grumpy thoughts will be burned away.
Sponsored by: Silverton San Juan Fire Department & ZE Supply
Location: Kendall Mountain Recreation Area
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Gilbert (Fire Dept), 387-5523, Ken Safranski, 387-5717
 Nighttime Skiing & Fireworks: Ski under the lights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and listen to the music provided by Pat Swonger. Yes, the Town of Silverton, Bill and Nipper Alsup and Rodger Wrublik are going to put in some temporary light towers that will light up the blue slope. This is a one-time nighttime event. Please, come and support this. The more that show, the better our chances will be to make this permanent. Fireworks will start at 8 p.m. 
Time: 5 to 8 p.m
Fee: Adults $15, children $10;  A separate ski lift pass must be purchased for this one-time event. All proceeds will go to paying for the fireworks, rented lights and town staff employees, to put this event on.
 Movie Night: Watch “The Shining” on the Big Screen. Lay out your sleeping bags & pillows and enjoy the movie (please, bring your own gear). Parents and  children are welcome but no daycare is available.
Location: Sultan Room at the Kendall Mountain Lodge
Fee: Free
Time: 8 p.m.
Popcorn & Lemonade will be provided
Sunday, Feb. 14
 High Altitude Snowshoe Race: 5K & 10K Backcountry Loops. The 5K track travels from the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area almost to Arrastra Gulch and loops back around. The 10K loop starts on the same track as the 5K and continues up Arrastra Gulch back through Aspentown and down Lackawanna back to the KMRA. This is a group tour, but if you want to race we’ll certainly cheer you on.  Registration will be available at the Kendall Mountain Community Center.
Location: Kendall Mountain Recreation Area
Time:Saturday, 10 a.m.
Entry: $10, no goody bag; $25 for a shirt and goody bag
Contact: Rodger Wrublik, (970) 799-3896
Cross-country Ski Race: This cross-country ski race starts at the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area but the exact course has not yet been laid out. Weather will dictate the course, More information soon.
Location: Kendall Mountain Ski Area 
Time: 10 a.m.
Entry: $10 - no goody bag, $25 for a shirt and goody bag
Contact: Tana or Rodger Wrublik, (970) 799-3896
 Annual Horseshoe Tournament: Get your partner and place your bets for the annual horseshoe, I mean “snow” shoe, tournament.
Sponsored by: Silverton LP Gas, Dale & Cindi Jaramillo
Location: Kendall Mountain Recreation Parking Lot
Time: Registration at 10:30 a.m.; play begins at 11 a.m.
Entry: No charge
Valentines Dance: We’ll have additional information on this event soon!
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