Mt. Mac Ski Report

Copper to the Haul Road, Lower Valley, Haul Road, Descent and Jack Fraser Loop were groomed Tuesday and are excellent for classic or skating.

Copper to the Haul Road, Lower Valley, Haul Road, Descent and Jack Fraser Loop were groomed Tuesday and are excellent for classic or skating.  Selwyn’s Loop, World Cup 10K, Pierre Harvey, Sarah Steele Loops and Powerline are excellent for classic and skating.

Dog trail is hard packed but still good for classic and skating.  It will be groomed Thursday evening.

The Mt. McIntyre Ascent is in good condition, but recommended for experienced skiers. The Descent trail is shared with the Klondike Snowmobile Association, so always watch for snow machines.

Spring waxing is variable throughout the day. Use a violet or multigrade violet in the mornings and violet to special reds in the afternoon.  Klister is not required…yet.

With the long evenings the trail lights have been turned off for the season.

Dogs are welcome on designated trails. Parking is provided at the Dog trail lot off Hamilton Boulevard and at the Mt. Mac parking lot. To access Dog trail from Mt. McIntyre, go over the bridge and down Ketza Connector. Dogs are not allowed in the stadium.

On March 30 between 9 am and 2 pm, dogs will not be allowed on Ketza or Chalet trails due to the Annual Whitehorse School Challenge.

Day passes and spring passes are available at The Ski Base.

Events and Program Information

The Buckwheat Loppet is March 26 with start times between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. Whitehorse School Challenge is March 30 and the Yukon Championships are April 2.

Hours of Operation

Wax Room Monday to Friday, 9 am to 10 pm. Sat/Sun 9 am to 6 pm. The Ski Base:  Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm. Sat/Sun, 10 am to 5 pm.  Wax Room will close at 9 pm beginning on March 28.

For updated trail conditions and event information call the ski club Information line 668-7742 or check the website www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca.

Submitted by the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist: Are they coming?

One of COVID-19’s big economic questions is whether it will prompt a… Continue reading

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell, along with Yukon health and education delegates, announce a new medical research initiative via a Zoom conference on Jan. 21. (Screen shot)
New medical research unit at Yukon University launched

The SPOR SUPPORT Unit will implement patient-first research practices

Yukon First Nation Education Directorate members Bill Bennett, community engagement coordinator and Mobile Therapeutic Unit team lead, left, and Katherine Alexander, director of policy and analytics, speak to the News about the Mobile Therapeutic Unit that will provide education and health support to students in the communities. (yfned.ca)
Mobile Therapeutic Unit will bring education, health support to Indigenous rural students

The mobile unit will begin travelling to communities in the coming weeks

Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley, speak during a live stream in Whitehorse on January 20, about the new swish and gargle COVID-19 tests. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Swish and spit COVID-19 test now available in Yukon

Vaccination efforts continue in Whitehorse and smaller communities in the territory

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment in Faro photgraphed in 2016. Faro will receive a new RCMP detachment in 2022, replacing the decades-old building currently accommodating officers. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Faro RCMP tagged for new detachment

Faro will receive a new RCMP detachment in 2022, replacing the decades-old… Continue reading

In a Jan. 18 announcement, the Yukon government said the shingles vaccine is now being publicly funded for Yukoners between age 65 and 70, while the HPV vaccine program has been expanded to all Yukoners up to and including age 26. (1213rf.com)
Changes made to shingles, HPV vaccine programs

Pharmacists in the Yukon can now provide the shingles vaccine and the… Continue reading

Parking attendant Const. Ouellet puts a parking ticket on the windshield of a vehicle in downtown Whitehorse on Dec. 6, 2018. The City of Whitehorse is hoping to write of nearly $300,000 in outstanding fees, bylaw fines and court fees, $20,225 of which is attributed to parking fines issued to non-Yukon license plates. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City of Whitehorse could write off nearly $300,000

The City of Whitehorse could write off $294,345 in outstanding fees, bylaw… Continue reading

Grants available to address gender-based violence

Organizations could receive up to $200,000

In this illustration, artist-journalist Charles Fripp reveals the human side of tragedy on the Stikine trail to the Klondike in 1898. A man chases his partner around the tent with an axe, while a third man follows, attempting to intervene. (The Daily Graphic/July 27, 1898)
History Hunter: Charles Fripp — gold rush artist

The Alaskan coastal town of Wrangell was ill-equipped for the tide of… Continue reading

A man walks passed the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse on Oct. 18, 2018. While Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis is now setting his sights on the upcoming territorial election, other members of council are still pondering their election plans for the coming year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Councillors undecided on election plans

Municipal vote set for Oct. 21

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
City hall, briefly

A look at decicions made by Whitehorse city council this week.

A file photo of grizzly bear along the highway outside Dawson City. Yukon conservation officers euthanized a grizzly bear Jan. 15 that was originally sighted near Braeburn. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)
Male grizzly euthanized near Braeburn

Yukon conservation officers have euthanized a grizzly bear that was originally sighted… Continue reading

Most Read