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MOUN'rAII TI,tl/' December 2003 Don't let an accident ruin your season Company to offer ski pass insurance kiers who buy season ski passes will soon hae the option of in- suring them against loss of use duc to sudden injury or illness. Skier Insurance Ser- vices (SIS) xill offer the Season Pass Insurance to both cross-countrx and doxnhill skiers; coxerage max bc pur- chased online at 65 of the pass price for the 2003/04 season. Season pass- es are an eco- nomical way for frequent .skiers to pay for their sport. U o w e v e r, many resorts ,impose re- strictions on 'passes, mak- ing them non- refundable and non- transferable. A passholder who is injured or falls ill can lose much or all of the use of a pass, which is often purchased well in advance of the ski season in order to take ad- vantage of "early bird" pric- ing. A skier who buys this insurance and cannot use the pass fi)r at least 30 con- secutive days can recoup the value of the unused pof rion of a season pass on a pro-rata basis. "This insurance package has never been available in _ the USA before" said Rnn Iverson, president of SIS. 7'Season passes can save skiers a lot of money but if .they are not used enough it can turn out to be a poor in- vestment." This program insures passholders in event ,of covered injury or illness, In addition, Emergency "This insurance package has never been avail- able in the USA before" Ron tverson, SIS President Evacuation Insurance tip to $15,000 and Accidental Death/l)ismembermcnt In- surance up to $10,000 is pro- vidcd while skiing. The insurance is now axailable for season passes purchased from any ski area in the USA. Ski areas can promote the plan by adding a link to their web sites which directs skiers to a site contain- ing complete details and e n r o l I m e n t o p t i o n s . Skiers can also visit the site dircctlx at wwxv.skicr in- surance.corn SIS is a divi- sion of "lburist Insurance Ser- vices, a lead- ing provider of xacation in- surance to the travel and re- sort indus- tries. Cover- age is ttnder- written by Na- tional [;nion Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh. Pa., with its principal place of business in New York, NY. It is a member compan':, of Ameri- can International Group, Inc. Skier Insurance Ser- \\;ices (SIS) is the program administrator. This is a brief description of the coverages available. Policies will con- tain reductions, limitations. exclusions, and termination provisions. Coverage is not available in FL, MI), NY. ()R, NC, SC or TX at this time. Coy- crake will bc available in Canada later this xear. For further information, contact Ron Iverson at 800/ 624-0039 or 406/752-5484. New CVB si:00ffer already fully immerse:el in new" Gail Hyer can Horse Protection Association as a fundraiscr, On .Monday, Nmermbcr 2. the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)xvel- corned a new addition to their staff. and the community. Gall Hyer. formerly of Stuart, Virginia, assumed her ncxv position as .Marketing Assistant for tbc CVB. She comes to the position xcll qualified ahd eager to pro- m()te the county. Prior to moving to Xlarlintm. fixer was emplo':,ed b\\; the Ameri- and marketing assistant. She is an accomplished genealogist, and spends hours researching her families' roots in Pocahontas When asked bray she felt about her new job. and the move Marlinton, Gail beamed. "" My grandmother Nlvrtle Clutter. af met resident of Hillsboro. ould be prot,d to know that my" nev through life has led me back home." "I am \\;cry excited about Gait's abilities and feel she wilt be asset to our office," states Gall Price. Executive Director CVB. "'She has alreadv revised our xxebsite and develo for our nexx "['raxel Guide." The Pocahontas County (AB is a non-profit organization markets and promotes Pocahontas County. The office is in the .klarlinton l)cpot on Rt. 39 in Marlinton. Village Rail ,=:ompetition features top bc,00trders ooking for the hottest rid- l crs pulling the slickcst 1_2 rocks in o.r reo" Look : no farther than Snoxvshoe Moun- tain! The Pocahontas Count\\; re- sort will host the Second Annual Village Rail Competitiorr Decem- ber 13, 2003. This by-invitation-only compe- tition will bring together some of the best riders in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast to compete in the - middle of the Village at Snoushoc. The course will feature rails set tip in the pedestrian village in front of the Junction Restat, rant and Saloon and Full Tilt Skate and SnoxL Riders will compete in 30- minute sessions wox ing the judges anti spectators with their txle. dif- ficult\\; and execution of tricks. Live I)J's  ill prmide background music during the competition. The Village Rail Cvmpetition is the ex ent in Snmshoe'x Freest\\; le " Exent Series, which will feature competitions for skiers and snox- boarders throughout the season. Certain events arc part of Nn(mshoe's 25K se- ries where participants arc .marded points based on their standing and at the end of the season the rider/skier ith the most cn,xned champion. Throughout the series total (,f $25.000 will be avarded. The competition will occt, r durin Mountain's Winter Celebration and cekend. Gt,csts are invited to celebrate0 30 th season ith on-slope activities, live taimncnt, firexorks and a gigantic cake: as well as test out the latest gear and nology from top snowboard and ski ers for FREE! For more inlbrmation on \\;Vintcr Celebration and Demo xeekend call 877-441-4F[N or go  uv.snowshoemm.com. Different ways to explore the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains re you the type of skier who stops on the slopes ,more enthralled with the beautiflfl viexs than the doxvnhill descent? Does a shin [)ace sound more enticing than sxvooshing dmvn the bill? Then the place for you is Snoxshoe Mountain's Adven- ture Center- Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the back- countrx of the Allegheny Mountains. For $25, guests can rent snowshoes or cross- countr\\; equipment and a trail pass to venture off the beaten path. Guests can explore at their own leisurely pace or take a guided tour  ith a backcoun- try specialist. Combine \\;our Nordic ad- venture with a trip to the Sun- rise Backcountrv Hut. Trek out to the hut for a quiet dinner axvav from the bustling village or get comfortable and stay the night at the cabin in the woods. The Adventure Center takes care of cqtnpment, meals. h)dginL, and transportation back. All you have to xvoro- about is having an incredible rime! "'Nordic skiing and snou- shoeing tours are a great xvav to explore the hidden gems of Snoxvshoe." said Bruce Pittet. vice president and general ntanager of Snmxshoe Moun- tain "'These activities all(m people to sec a side of Snmv- shoc usually only vieved by the  ildlifc "" Cro_s country skiing and POCAHONTAS MEDICAL CLINICS Dr. D.O. 105 Duncan 799-4645 Mon.& Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m Fri. 1 -4pro, Route 92 456-4211 456-4006 Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 am. - 4:00 p.m. Fri, 8:30 a.m - Noon snowshoeing are based out the Nordic (',enter the Silver Creek area. portation to the facili' able through the Center. perfect base camp for your Softside waterbeds Gourmet breakfast Paintings on display and for sale 304-572-5208 www.mt.airybnb.com emaih oqutllen@crossltnk.net HC 69, P.O Box 61 Mt, Airy Lane Slaty Fork. 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