Mt. Mac Ski Report
By Mike Gladish
Most trails are in excellent condition. The Copper Haul Road was still very good on Sunday.
The McIntyre ascent and descent were ski-able with 10 to 15 centimeters snow cover. The Sarah Steele outer loop is good.
The inner loops were not packed.
Pierre Harvey Trail is good with 2 centimetres of snow cover.
Dog, Copper to the Haul Road and the Haul Road, Lower and Upper Valley, Selwyn’s Loop, and World Cup 10K were groomed on Saturday morning and are excellent for classic and skating
Use rode blue for grip. If blue is a little sticky, apply one or two thin layers of green wax over the blue and cork lightly. If in doubt, use blue wax and then add super blue if slipping, or ask at the ski base.
Trail lights are on Monday to Friday from dusk to 9:30 p.m.
The alternate parking area off Hamilton Boulevard is open for skiers. A membership or day pass is required to use the parking lot and Dog Trail. Dogs must be on a leash from the parking area to Telemark Hill.
When skiing from Mt. Mac, go over the bridge and down Ketza Connector.
We would like to keep the stadium as clean as possible.
The wax room is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. The ski base is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
The Subway 5K Relay runs Saturday, February 3. Entry deadline is February 2 at 6 p.m. Entry is free for all orange and green squad skiers who enter by Wednesday, January 31 at 6 p.m.
There will be a trail closure for dogs on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the relay. Please use the alternate parking lot.
An officials’ clinic for the Canada Winter Games and Subway Relays is scheduled for February 1 at 7 p.m. in the wax room.
The Whitehorse Club Jackrabbit Jamboree is scheduled for February 4, 1 to 3 p.m., and the Marsh Lake Classic is February 10.
Dogs will not be allowed in the stadium area from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on February 3, and after February 21. Skiers with dogs must use the alternate parking area, south of Sumanik Drive.
The Mount McIntyre trails will be open during the Games.
For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line 668-7742 or check the website www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca