Mt. Mac ski report

‘Tis the week before Christmas, and skiing is good through all of the trails. Wind and fresh snow overnight along with the very mild…

‘Tis the week before Christmas, and skiing is good through all of the trails.

Wind and fresh snow overnight along with the very mild temperatures will create some challenges today but grooming tonight and Tuesday morning should ensure excellent skiing during the week.

Skating recommended on Copper, Upper Valley, Selwyn’s and 10K. Logan Burn, Powerline and Pierre Harvey are now groomed and good for classic or skating. Lower Valley is good but use caution in the overflow area, which will be icy.

Raven, Powerline and Whisky Jack were groomed Thursday evening and are very good for classic or skating.

Sarah Steele loops are packed and very good for skating and fair for classic, with no tracks set.

McIntyre Ascent and Descent are packed. It’s recommended only for experienced skiers and best to ski with somebody who knows the route.

Dog and Copper to the Haul Road and the Copper Haul Road were groomed and tracked on Friday and are excellent for classic or skating.

Trail lights are on Monday to Friday until 9:30 p.m.

Use Rode Multigrade violet for grip. Take a cork and violet wax along and if slipping, try the violet. If zero to two degrees, try Swix special red.

Christmas Pass booklets are on sale until Sunday and are valid to Christmas 2007.

Dawn to Dusk Relay is December 23. This is a new event! Teams of three will ski for six hours on loops of the Mt. Mac trails. Get the details in the Wax Room, online or on the Ski Info Line at 668-7742.

Canada Winter Games Update and Information:

The Mt. Mac trails will be open during the Canada Games. There will be restricted access on race days and the Wax Room will be closed until 5 p.m. on race days but there will be alternate parking and access every day.

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