Mt. Mac Ski Report

Some grooming was done Monday night for those few who want to venture out today. Even the new tracks will be slow though, with the continuous dusting…

Some grooming was done Monday night for those few who want to venture out today. Even the new tracks will be slow though, with the continuous dusting of fresh, fine-grained snow.

Dog Trail, Copper to Best Chance, Upper Valley and Selwyn’s Loop were groomed and are excellent for classic skiing.

Windchill is only a factor in the exposed area around the recreation centre.

All other trails are still good, but slowly being buried under new snow. Lower Valley has a good track through four to five centimetres of powder.

The trail lights will remain off for the week, unless the cold spell breaks.

The wax room and ski base will close at 8 p.m. until conditions change.

Use Rode Special Green for grip. Make sure all old grip wax is cleaned off and glide zones are either waxed for cold weather or clean.

Cold weather advice: Only well-prepared and experienced skiers should ski when it is extremely cold! Ski with a partner and make the outing shorter than usual. Adjust clothing as you ski to avoid perspiring.

Protect your face and wear overboots and overmitts.

Parking note: Skiers have access to two large maintained parking lots at the Mount McIntyre facility and at the Canada Games Centre. The ski club board of directors requests that members use one of these two parking lots when accessing the trail network.

The next Subway Race, a duathlon event, is postponed to February 13 at 6 p.m. Register by Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Northwestel Yukon Loppet registration forms are available online, and at sport stores.

Coming up: Marsh Lake Loppet, February 9.

School Challenge at Mt. McIntyre Recreation Centre, February 29.

Ski Club Hours of Operation

Weekdays — Wax Room open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ski Base open 10 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends — Wax Room open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ski Base open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saunas and showers are available when the Wax Room is open. The Curling Club lounge is open for ski club members.

For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line at 668-7742 or check the website

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