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Author thumbnail By M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor

Ski Chalet annual sale set for Aug. 22-25

Ski Chalet will be holding its annual August Warehouse Clearance sale from August 22-25, 2003. Ski Chalet will combine the inventory of its five area stores into its Chantilly, VA warehouse for the event.

Ski Chalet will be offering a large selection of equipment at sale prices, and will be previewing 2004 equipment models. Representatives from manufacturers and local ski areas will also be on hand to showcase products and offer deals direct from the slopes. Door prizes, including a chance of a trip to Steamboat, will also be awarded.

The sale will begin Friday, Aug. 22 from 12 noon until 12 midnight. Hours Saturday, Aug. 23 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; hours Sunday, Aug. 24 are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; hours on Monday, Aug. 25 are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. During this time, Ski Chalet’s other ski shops will be closed.

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Briefs in brief

Some very brief news briefs:

  • Favorable weather helped propel skier visits during the 2002-2003 winter season to an all-time high. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) recently reported that skier/snowboarder visits reached 57.6 million during the past winter season. This beats the previous record, 57.3 million visits, reached during the 2000-2001 season.
  • In July, the NSAA also issued an environmental report, assessing three years worth of data since the Sustainable Slopes program was launched. This program is intended to promote environmental best practices at ski resorts in areas such as water and energy conservation, fish and wildlife habitat protection, waste reduction and air quality. 173 ski resorts participate in Sustainable Slopes. According to the NSAA report, resorts have made great strides in protecting wetlands and riparian areas, protecting scenic values, and designing and constructing facilities in an environmentally friendly manner. Areas that could use improvement include energy use for lifts, vehicle fleets, and snowmaking; and reusing products to reduce waste. Visit for more details.

  • About M. Scott Smith

    M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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