Start times at Buckwheat Ski Classic moved up

Due to warm temperatures and melting snow, organizers of the Buckwheat Ski Classic have moved up start times by an hour for the 30th annual race this Saturday. The 50-kilometre race will now start at 10 a.m.

Due to warm temperatures and melting snow, organizers of the Buckwheat Ski Classic have moved up start times by an hour for the 30th annual race this Saturday.

The 50-kilometre race will now start at 10 a.m. Yukon time, followed by the 25-kilometre at 10:15, the 10-kilometre at 10:30 and the five-kilometre kids race at 11:30.

“There is plenty of snow on the trails for the race, but snow conditions are getting progressively softer through the day,” reads a news release. “The Buckwheat was moved a week later than normal this year to accommodate the Haywood Canadian Nationals in Whitehorse, which ended Easter weekend. Several of those racers are staying an extra week to ski the Buckwheat and help trail crew volunteers get the course ready.”

Over 360 skiers are currently registered for Saturday’s race that will be hosted by the Log Cabin Ski Society in Log Cabin, B.C. More information can be found at

www.buckwheatskiclassic.com.

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