Organizers express shock and disappointment.
The 2013 edition of the annual gathering known as the National Trikke Skki Inn — slated for early February — has been postponed indefinitely, due to a recent decision by Snowbasin Resort in Utah not to allow the Trikke Skki carving vehicle on its mountains anymore.
The largest U.S. gathering of Trikke Skki enthusiasts has been held in Utah for the past five years, but a change in management is apparently what led to the reversal of fortune for future events.
The Trikke Academy — organizers of the Skki Inn since 2011 — was informed of the setback right before the Thanksgiving holiday and issued this brief statement:
“We had high hopes and were surprised to hear of their decision, and even more so, disappointed it took them this long to notify us. We had already started weighing other options and are now trying very hard to come up with an alternate plan, which will surely mean creating a different type of Skki Inn experience. Cross your fingers, Trikkesters. Meanwhile, anyone interested in attending the Skki Inn should absolutely let us know asap. No deposit is required right now, but being able to gauge interest will certainly help, especially when it comes to figuring out lodging.”
For more on this developing story, including reactions from the Trikke world, as well as Snowbasin, stay tuned to TrikkeWorld.
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