By the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Don’t despair about the lack of snow! There are still five months of skiing left!
Copper Trail to Best Chance, Upper and Lower Valley, Selwyn’s Loop, Coyote and Raven were packed Saturday and are fair to good for skating.
The 10K, Pierre Harvey and Powerline were packed Sunday. Lower Valley is skiable but rough. McIntyre Descent and Ascent and the McIntyre Loop were packed Friday. A track is set on the McIntyre Loop. Most trails are skiable but rock skis are advised and use caution on all downhills.
The World Cup 10K has been rerouted around the Raven’s Ridge subdivision. Until conditions improve it is best to detour at the Moose Hill connector to Pierre Harvey Trail or use the power line detour. There are signs to guide skiers onto the detour.
Keen, novice skiers should try Jackson Lake for the first outing of the year. It is a good spot for early season skating on a well-frozen lake surface.
The road in is good but snow tires are required. Turn right off the Fish Lake Road. Stay away from the inlet and outlet areas and use caution when skiing through the narrows between the two lakes.
Wax Suggestions — Rode superblue. Use Multigrade violet if near zero.
Memberships or day passes are required to use the club trails. Day passes are ½ price this week.
Events and program information
Aurora Ski School’s Getting Fast starts November 24. Call Coast Mountain Sports at 667-4074.
Stride & Glide–‘Skiing With Your Toddler’ clinic on November 24 — Call the Ski Base at 668-4477.
Coast Mountain Sports Wax & Wine, November 30. Alpine Bakery free ski day, December 1.
Tracksetting clinic, November 25. Register by November 23.
Cross Country Yukon Bonus cards will be on sale at the Canada Games Centre this Saturday, November 24 from noon-6 p.m.
For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line at 668-7742 or check the website www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca