Cross country ski report

The trails are now in excellent condition and skiers who can brave the cold will enjoy some great classic skiing. Most trails have been groomed.

The trails are now in excellent condition and skiers who can brave the cold will enjoy some great classic skiing.

Most trails have been groomed. Tracks are set on Copper to Best Chance, Dog, Upper Valley, Selwyn’s Loop, Powerline, Coyote, Raven, World Cup 10K and 5K, Pierre Harvey and 7.5K, as well as the lit trails.

Pierre Harvey was packed and groomed with the pisten bully. Lower Valley is packed through the beaver swamp, but overflow may be encountered.

The McIntyre Ascent and Descent were packed Friday morning. Expert skiers only should use the Ascent Trail.

Trail lights are now on for the season – Monday to Friday from dusk to 9:30 pm and will be turned off when the temperature is below minus 30C.

Ski club membership or day passes are required to use the Whitehorse Nordic Centre trails. Snowshoers are welcome but must also pay trail fees. Please wear your trail passes.

There is a new trail named Sundog that provides a return route from Harvey’s Hut for skiers with dogs, thanks to an agreement to share our trails with Kwanlin Koyotes Ski Club. Sundog Trail has been packed but is not yet recommended for skiing. The trail ends at the Dog Trail parking area.

Wax Suggestions:  Rex or Rode special green. Extend the wax pocket about 10cm toward the ski tips. Make sure that you apply enough wax – several thin layers.

Events and Program Information

The SnowFun program is underway, but there are still openings. Snowfun is offered on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm. The Silver Squad program is for adult skiers who want to ski with a group. 

The Masters training group meets on Wednesdays. For information or to register for these programs call the club office.

Adult Lessons are offered by Aurora Ski School, Performance Ski School and Stride and Glide.

Don Sumanik Races are November 26 and 27. The Tim Horton Ski’ll Fest is December 10.   

The Coast Mountain Wax and Wine is on Friday, November 26 at 7 pm. All are welcome.

Hours of Operation

Wax Room: Mon. to Fri.  9 am to 9 pm, Sat/Sun 9 am to 6 pm. Lights are on Mon. to Fri. until 9:30 pm. 

The Ski Base is open Mon. to Fri. 10 am to 8pm, Sat/Sun 10 am to 5 pm

For updated trail conditions and event information call The Ski Base at 668-4477 or check the website at www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca

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