Snowboard trials in Watson Lake and free skiing in Alaska

With the closure of Mount Sima, Snowboard Yukon has announced the Arctic Winter Games Trials will be held at Mount Maichen in Watson Lake.

With the closure of Mount Sima, Snowboard Yukon has announced the Arctic Winter Games Trials will be held at Mount Maichen in Watson Lake.

A training camp will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Snowboard Yukon’s coach.

On Sunday, the slope-style competition will run during the same times as Saturday’s events.

Athletes must participate in the competition to be eligible for Team Yukon.

Registration will be at 10 a.m. at the chalet.

Special lift ticket rates have been arranged for the participants. For more information visit the website at or call Arlin McFarlane at 633-4844.

In other news in the alpine world, the Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau and Alpenglow ski hill at Arctic Valley outside Anchorage have announced they will honour Mount Sima season pass holders.

“Our organization knows what it’s like to face difficult times so we’re glad to do anything we can to help,” said Anchorage Ski Club president Karen Loeffler.

“We’re only open on the weekends so anyone travelling from Whitehorse won’t be able to get in a lot of days in, but we’d be delighted to see them if they were in the area.”

Mount Sima season pass holders need only to present their pass at the ticket desks to receive their complimentary day of skiing and snowboarding.

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