By the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Conditions are a bit slow with the fresh and windblown snow. Copper to Gravel Pits and Lower Valley were groomed as of Monday evening. Good to excellent for classic, except there is a rough section between Mulloy Meadow and the Ascent Trail junction.
Olympic Trail, the ski stadium and trails around the chalet were groomed Sunday and are very good for classic or skating. Powerline, World Cup 5K and ‘007’ Trail are very good for classic or skating.
World Cup 10K, Pierre Harvey Trail, 7.5K and Monique Waterreus Trail were groomed with the Pisten Bully last week. There are some dirt patches that are now covered with a dusting of snow. Use caution through the Raven’s Ridge detour and watch for the odd rock or dirt patch. The Sarah Steele Loop is good. The Inner loops have not been packed.
Dog Trail and Selwyn’s Loop will be groomed Wednesday morning.
When skiing the 10K, watch for the Raven’s Ridge detour signs. Stay left on the detour to return to the 10K. If skiing onto the Pierre Harvey Trail from the Raven’s Ridge detour, ski in a counterclockwise direction, following the one-way signs. Use caution on the S Bend and KK Hill.
Trail lights are on Monday to Friday from dusk until 9:30 p.m.
Grip wax for today is Rex or Rode Special Green. If slipping, use Rode Green. Carry wax and cork with you, and always carry a special blue wax, stop and re-wax as necessary.
Ski Club Hours of Operation
The Wax Room will close at 8 p.m. Friday, and will be open on the weekend from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Ski Base will close at 7 p.m. Wax, weekend Ski Base open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular hours resume on Monday — Wax Room 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ski Base 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 9 p.m.
Saunas/showers available during Wax Room hours.
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 — www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca