By the Whitehorse
Cross Country Ski Club
Conditions have improved with the additional snow.
Skating is fair to good on packed trails.
A classic track is set on Selwyn’s Loop, Copper to Crossroads and Wolf but there are some rocks and dirt exposed. The ski stadium and play hill are packed.
Copper to the Gravel Pit, Upper Valley and Dog were also packed on Wednesday but not enough snow to set tracks.
Most of the trails are skiable.
The Sarah Steele loops are fair for classic, but there are no tracks.
Use caution on all hills — if in doubt walk down.
Rock skis are recommended.
The McIntyre Loop is good for classic.
Jackson Lake has a good, skied-in track around the whole shoreline. Jackson Lake is a good place for novice skiers.
Trail lights are now on for the season, Monday to Friday from dusk until 9:30 p.m.
The World Cup 5K beyond the Interchange no longer has lights.
Grip wax for today is Rode blue.
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.
The McIntyre Loop is part of the club’s trail system, so passes are required there as well.
Events and program
The first Subway Race is Wednesday, December 19 at 6 p.m.
The Don Sumanik Races are December 15-16.
Dawn to Dusk Relay is December 23.
Ski Club hours of operation
Wax Room: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 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