Copper to Best Chance, Dog, Selwyn’s Loop, Upper Valley, Lower Valley, World Cup 10K and 5K and Pierre Harvey are still good for classic but conditions are very slow.
All other trails are covered with 5 centimetres of snow. Grooming will resume when temperature rises above minus 30C.
Snowshoeing is a good alternative to skiing, for those who want to enjoy the sun and invigorating temperature. An outing within a short distance of the ski chalet is safe, especially if precautions are followed.
Trail lights are turned off when temperature is colder than minus 30C. Lights are normally on from dusk to 9:30 p.m. on weeknights.
Cold Weather Safety reminders:
•Dress in layers – adjust so that you do not overheat and sweat.
•Skiing is hard work in cold weather so plan a shorter distance.
•Carry a cell phone and let somebody know where you are skiing.
•Be prepared – carry matches, safety blanket, and hand warmers.
•Take a map and know where you are – be familiar with the emergency supply caches that are located on the trails.
Wax Suggestions: Rode or Rex special green.
Events and Program Information
Fast Food Race – Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. LDAY Snowshoe Loppet Feb. 4. Jackrabbit program is running on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday Waxwings (women’s recreational skiing) meet and be ready to ski at 6 p.m. Co-op child care group meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon. Call 668-4477 for more information.
Hours of Operation
Wax Room: Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat/Sun. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closes earlier during cold spell.
The Ski Base: Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat./Sun 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
For updated trail conditions and event information check the website www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca