Mount Snow Resort,Mount Snow has announced its plan to open for skiing and riding on Thanksgiving Day. It will have lift serviced terrain for all ability levels including a full terrain park at Carinthia. In all four lifts will run servicing seven trails and two mountain faces.As well Santa Claus is coming to town. . .more specifically he and Mrs. Claus will be at Mount Snow on November 27th to listen to the wishes of boys and girls. Part of the annual Mount Snow Thanksgiving weekend, Santa and the Mrs. make their way into the base area escorted by the West Dover Fire Department in their ladder truck.The festivities start at 5:30pm with the first of five fireworks shows at Mount Snow this winter. Guests gather in the base area between the Capehouse and Clocktower buildings to witness skiing splendor as instructors start the ceremony with a beautiful torchlight parade. Immediately following are fireworks with Santa and Mrs. Claus making their appearance and meet at the fireplace inside the base lodge to take photos and listen to every kid’s holiday wish list.Cuzzins Bar & Grill will be open with live music from Bruce Jacques Friday and Saturday for an aprÃ¨s skiing party. As well the Snow Barn opens for the season with Blockhead performing Friday night and Parker House Theory on Saturday for those 21+.Mount Snow Sports at the Grand Summit Hotel is offering a raffle for everyone who visits the store between Wednesday and Saturday. A winner will be selected at 3pm on Saturday and receive a brand new pair of Nordica skis.Source: Mount Snow. 11.23.2010. mountsnow.com
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BRITT, Iowa (June 23) – The Hawkeye Dirt Tour returns to Britt and five IMCA divisions see on-track action at Hancock County Speedway’s Salute To Veterans special on Tuesday, June 28.Touring Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $3,500 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier while the runner-up earns $1,600. Fourteen hundred dollars will be paid for third, $1,200 for fourth and $1,000 for fifth.Hancock County is the only track to have hosted an HDT event every year since the series started in 2010. Next Tuesday’s show will be the seventh tour event held at Britt.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $2,000 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $1,500 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200.Winners in all divisions receive six-foot-tall trophies and those with perfect attendance this season at Britt get $500 bonuses as well.Second in the Stock Car main pays $1,200 with $1,000 for third. SportMod and Hobby Stock runners-up get $800, with $600 paid for third. All divisions will be draw/redraw and all applicable points, including local track points, will be awarded.Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12. Family passes are $40 and pit passes are $30. All veterans and their spouses receive free admission to the grandstand that evening.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps start at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.More information is available by calling 515 320-0066 or 641-843-9080 on race day, and at the www.hcspeedway.com website. Parts, tires and fuel will be available at the track or by calling 515 341-2232.A fireworks display follows the race program. The event is sponsored by Bayer Crop Science and Mike and Barb Schroeder, Lone Rock & L.G. Seeds.Grundy Center’s Joel Rust won the first two Hawkeye Dirt Tour features of the season before Brian Irvine of Oelwein and Chris Abelson of Sioux City followed with victories of their own. Abelson took over the series point lead with his checkered flag run at West Liberty Raceway on June 14.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, 144; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 140; 3. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 121; 4. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, and Kyle Brown, State Center, both 118; 6. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 112; 7. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 105; 8. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 103; 9. David Brown, Kellogg, 96; 10. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 76; 11. Tom Berry Jr., Boone, 74; 12. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 69; 13. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 64; 14. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, 61; 15. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 60; 16. Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis., Joe Docekal, Dysart, and Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, each 58; 19. Shane DeMey, Denison, 51; 20. Dakota Hayden, Wilton, and Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, both 48.