untitled80

By the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club Conditions are a bit slow with the fresh and windblown snow.

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

Just Posted

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 29 new COVID-19 cases on June 19 and community transmission among unvaccinated individuals. (Yukon News file)
Yukon logs record-high 29 new COVID-19 cases

F.H. Collins prom attendees and some Porter Creek Grade 9 students are instructed to self-isolate as community transmission sweeps through unvaccinated populations

Crystal Schick/ Yukon News A former residential school in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post will be demolished on June 21. Crystal Schick/ Yukon News
Lower Post residential school demolition postponed

On June 21, the old residential school in Lower Post will be demolished and new ground on a multi-cultural centre will be broken

Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24. The Yukon government is reopening the drive-thru option on June 18. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Drive-up COVID-19 testing opening June 18 in Whitehorse

The drive-up testing will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. everyday and increase testing capacity by 33 spots

A draft plan has been released by the Dawson Regional Use Planning commission on June 15. Julien Gignac/Yukon News
Draft plan released by the Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission

Dawson Regional Land Use Commission releases draft plan, Government of Yukon withdraws additional lands from mineral staking in the planning region

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist: Let them live in trailers

“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city… Continue reading

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its June 14 meeting

Murray Arsenault sits in the drivers seat of his 1975 Bricklin SV1 in Whitehorse on June 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Bringing the 1975 Bricklin north

Murray Arsenault remembers his dad’s Bricklin, while now driving his own

A presumptive COVID case was found at Seabridge Gold’s 3 Aces project. (file photo)
Presumptive COVID-19 case reported at mine in southeast Yukon

A rapid antigen rest found a presumptive COVID case on an incoming individual arriving at the 3Aces project

Jonathan Antoine/Cabin Radio
Flooding in Fort Simpson on May 8.
Fort Simpson asked for military help. Two people showed up.

FORT SIMPSON—Residents of a flooded Northwest Territories village expected a helping hand… Continue reading

A woman was rescued from the Pioneer Ridge Trail in Alaska on June 16. (Photo courtesy/AllTrails)
Alaska hiker chased off trail by bears flags down help

ANCHORAGE (AP)—An Alaska hiker who reported needing help following bear encounters on… Continue reading

Two participants cross the finish line at the City of Whitehorse Kids Triathlon on June 12 with Mayor Dan Curtis on hand to present medals. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
2021 Kids’ Triathlon draws 76 young athletes

Youth ages five to 14 swim, run and bike their way to finish line

NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq rises in the House of Commons, in Ottawa on May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
‘Unacceptable’ that Inuk MP felt unsafe in House of Commons, Miller says

OTTAWA—It’s a “sad reflection” on Canada that an Inuk MP feels she’s… Continue reading

Lily Witten performs her Canadian Nationals beam routine on June 14. John Tonin/Yukon News
Three Yukon gymnasts break 20-year Nationals absence

Bianca Berko-Malvasio, Maude Molgat and Lily Witten competed at the Canadian Nationals – the first time in 20 years the Yukon’s been represented at the meet

Most Read