It may be cold but the trails are in very good condition.
World Cup 10K and Pierre Harvey Trail were groomed Tuesday. There are no tracks from Moose Hill to the Raven’s Ridge Detour.
There are signs to show the way through the detour. Use caution on the S Bend and KK Hill.
Copper to Best Chance, Dog, Selwyn’s, Wolf, Lower and Upper Valley and Logan Burn were packed and tracked Monday and are excellent for classic. Skating is slow. Lower Valley is tracked to the Valley Link.
Raven, Coyote, Whisky Jack, Sarah Steele Loop, 7.5K and Powerline were groomed Monday night. They are good for classic. Sarah Steele Loop is packed only.
Trail lights are on Monday to Friday from dusk until 9:30 p.m. The World Cup 5K and 3.5 connector beyond the Interchange no longer have lights.
Grip wax for today is Rex or Rode Special Green. Rex works very well in these conditions. In fresh powder snow extend the wax pocket by about 10 centimetres, toward the ski tip.
Memberships or day passes are required to use the club trails. Skiers with Dogs should park at Mt Mac and ski over the bridge and down Ketza Connector to Dog Trail, or park at the Canada Games lot (Stadium Trailhead) and ski along the east side of the stadium to the Tube. Leashes are required in designated areas.
Events and Program Information
The Ski Base Dawn to Dusk Relay is Sunday — register by Friday night.
Christmas Pass booklets are on sale at the Ski Base, until December 24. The coupons are valid throughout this ski season. Five passes for the price of four.
Ski Club Hours of Operation
Wax Room: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Ski Base: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 9 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memberships now available only at the Ski Base at Mt Mac. Saunas/showers are available during the Wax Room hours. The curling club lounge is open for ski club members, but closed for Christmas break.
For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line at 668-7742 or check the website www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca.
Submitted by the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club