By the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Flurries and low cloud are teasing eager skiers once again.
Snow is needed!
Classic skiing is still very good on the McIntyre Loop. And Jackson Lake is a good alternative for novice skiers, even though there is no set track.
Copper Trail beyond Lynx is still fair for skating. Wolf, Selwyn’s Loop, Upper Valley, Coyote and parts of the World Cup 10K are fair for skating. Other trails are skiable but watch for rocks.
The snow is getting very hard packed so skating will be difficult for novice skiers. Powerline and World Cup 10K through the Raven’s Ridge area are not recommended. Lower Valley is skiable but rough. McIntyre Ascent is packed and skiable. Use caution on all hills — if in doubt walk down.
Grip wax for today is Rode Green, if slipping apply Rode Multigrade blue or Rode super extra blue. If it cools over the weekend, clean off sticky waxes.
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 There are signs to guide skiers onto the detour.
Memberships or day passes are required to use the club trails. Day passes are half price this week.
Coast Mountain Sports Wax & Wine is November 30. Learn about pre-ski stretching and basic grip and glide waxing.
Alpine Bakery Free Ski Day is December 1. Free lessons with Aurora Ski School. Half-price rentals at the Ski Base.
Ski Club Hours of Operation
Wax Room: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Ski Base: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 9 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memberships now available only at the Ski Base at Mt. Mac.
For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club information line at 668-7742 or check the website www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca