Don’t put away the skis just yet

Despite the fast disappearing snow, the Mount McIntyre ski trails are still open for business and will remain so until the last patch of snow melts.

Despite the fast disappearing snow, the Mount McIntyre ski trails are still open for business and will remain so until the last patch of snow melts.

Copper, Dog, Upper Valley, Selwyn’s Loop, 10K and Raven are excellent for skating and classic.

Copper, Coyote, Selwyn’s Loop and 10K were set to be groomed Friday morning.

The grooming will continue for spring skiing every two or three days.

Check the website at www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca or call the information line at 668-7742 for updates on the trail conditions.

Members of the Canadian National Ski team have reported that the McIntyre Ascent is skiable, but beware of the odd exposed rock and dirt patches.

To make waxing easier it is advised to ski early or late in the day and use violet extra wax as the temperature warms above zero degrees. Ask at the Ski Base for spring waxing tips.

Now with the longer daylight hours, the trails are turned off for the season.

For those in need of some competition, the Subway 5K race is set for April 5 at 6 p.m. and, of course, there is the annual spring ritual of competing in the Buckwheat Ski Classic on Saturday.

Below are Tuesday’s final results from the Northwestel Western Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships:

Open men–15km

Gold: Graham Nishikawa –

YT

Silver: Dan Roycroft – ON

Bronze: Erik Carleton – AB

Masters men–15km

Gold: Bobby Burton – BC

Silver: Marcus Wattereus –

YT

Bronze: Roderick Leighton –

BC

Junior boys–7.5km

Gold: Lex Treinen – AK

Silver: Curtis Merry – AB

Bronze: David Greer – YT

Juvenile boys–7.5km

Gold: Tristan Flock – BC

Silver: Nansen Murray – YT

Bronze: Logan Potter – YT

Junior girls–7.5km

Gold: Amy Glen – AK

Silver: Emily Nishikawa – YT

Bronze: Bryn Knight – YT

Juvenile girls–7.5km

Gold: Caitlin Patterson – AK

Silver: Janelle Greer – YT

Bronze: Andrea Lee – BC

Open women–10km

Gold: Tara Whitten – AB

Silver: Brittany Webster –

ON

Bronze: Rhonda Sandau –

AB

Masters women–10km

Gold: Margaret Hillhouse –

AK

Silver: Audrea Wulf – BC

Bronze: Liz Holdyk – BC

Midget boys–2.5km

Gold: Eric Ryan – AK

Silver: Scott Patterson – AK

Bronze: Cole Hetherington –

BC

Midget girls–2.5km

Gold: Heidi Brook – YT

Silver: Samantha Reid – AB

Bronze: Megan Hall – AB

Mini midget boys–2.5km

Gold: Fabian Brook – YT

Silver: Jake Burton – BC

Bronze: Anatole Tuzlak – YT

Mini midget girls–2.5km

Gold: Dahria Beatty – YT

Silver: Marie-Louise Roy –

YT

Bronze: Holly Bull – YT

Recreation hockey

– playoffs

(Tuesday)

Kluane Drillers 5

Alwarid & Associates 4

Goal scorers for Kluane were Edwin Vanderkley, Doug Roberts, Rob Pitzel and Andrew Zinck, while Darrell Sturko netted a pair for the losing side. Marcel Barrault and Shayne Parker added single markers.

Boston Pizza 13

Underwood Canucks 3

Derek Johnstone led the slaughter with a hat trick. Barry Blisner, Mike Young, Trevor Twardochleb and Rob Johnson each added a pair of goals. Dean Mastrangelo and Jay Massie both scored once. Mike L’Henoff popped in a pair for the losing side, while Gord Peterson contributed a goal.

Oldtimers hockey

(Tuesday)

  Yukon Inn 4

Medicine Chest 3

Dave Pearson was the hero of the night after scoring the only goal in the shootout to give his team the narrow victory. Pearson also scored during regulation time. Glen Heinbigner and Gerald Haase also provided goals.

Mitch Malchow, Dave Bakica and Grant Lyon scored for the losing side. Yukon Inn advances in the playoffs, while Medicine Chest is eliminated.

AON Flames 9

Firth Rangers 2

Dave Borud paced AON with a hat trick, while Bill Bohmer, Dave Milne, Brian Fedoriak, Chuck Austin, John Pereira and Lorne Burnett added to the scoring feast. Tim Vincent scored both goals for Firth.

Under 11 soccer

Kiwanis 2

Sportslodge 1

Travis Banks and Jenna Bianosky provided the offence for Kiwanis.

Rafter A Ranch 5

CIBC 1

Casey McWatters and Dustin Moore each kicked in a pair, while Martin Seelery contributed his single. Ryan Burke scored for the banking crew.

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