By the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Due to the cold weather, the trail lights are turned off, the Wax Room is closing early, and the Ski Base hours are reduced.
The trail lights will be turned on when the temperature rises above -30C.
The Wax Room will close at 6 p.m. Friday, and the Ski Base will be open from 3 to 6 p.m.
Cold weather advice: Only those who are well prepared and experienced should ski when it is extremely cold.
If you are trying cold weather skiing for the first time, go with a partner and make the outing short.
One problem with cold weather skiing is getting overheated! Adjust clothing as you ski to avoid perspiring. Protect your face and wear overboots and overmitts.
Dog, Powerline, Raven, and the 10K are excellent for classic skiing, although very slow. Most other trails are very good.
Sarah Steele Loop was groomed and tracked last Wednesday and has four to five centimetres of new snow.
Use Rode Special Green for grip.
Parking note: Skiers have access to two large, and well-maintained, parking lots at the Mount McIntyre facility and at the Canada Games Centre. As such, the Ski Club board of directors requests that members use one of these two parking lots when accessing the trail network.
The next Subway Race is a duathlon event, scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 at 6 p.m. — register by Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The Northwestel Yukon Loppet registration forms are available online, and at sport stores.
The School Challenge runs February 15.
Ski Club hours of operation
Weekdays — Wax Room open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ski Base open 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 9 p.m.
Weekends — Wax Room open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ski Base open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saunas and showers are available when the Wax Room is open. The 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