What can we say? The rest of the country looks at us enviously as we continue to enjoy some of the best conditions ever, while they ski in slush (or not at all).
And yes, the PB has been repaired and is out on the trails grooming again.
World Cup 10K, Pierre Harvey, Monique Waterreus, Ketza Connector, Chalet trail and Olympic were groomed Wednesday night and are excellent for classic and skating.
Copper to Best Chance, Upper Valley, Selwyn's Loop, Dog, Sundog, Raven, Coyote, Powerline, World Cup 7,5K and 5K, the lit trails and Stadium were groomed Tuesday night and are excellent for classic and skating.
Copper to Haul Road, Haul Road, Lower Valley and Jeff Link were all groomed on the weekend. Excellent for classic and skating.
The Ascent and Descent were both groomed on the weekend but take caution on the Descent as it is still a bit bumpy.
•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.
For up to date trail conditions, check the trail conditions report on the club webpage or call The Ski Base at 668-4477.
All club volunteers are invited to the annual Cross Country Yukon Volunteer Appreciation BBQ, to be held on Saturday March 31 in the Grey Mountain Room at 12:15. The BBQ will be hosted by the Grey Mountain Lions Club.
The annual Yukon Championships will be held at the club on Saturday March 31st, starting at 11:00 a.m. The race will be free technique, and a classic track will also be provided.
The entry deadline is 6:00 p.m., Wednesday March 28th. Entry forms are available in the wax room.
Want to try a skijoring race with your favourite dog(s)? The Dog Powered Sports Association of Yukon will be hosting a 14 km skijoring race at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday March 29th. Races start/finish at Dog parking lot and will use Dog, Lower Valley and upper Valley Trails. The races should be done by 8:00.
For info, call Stefan at 335-1093
- All the participants in last weekend's Northwestel Yukon Loppet
- And especially those who skied the next day as well in the Yukon Gold Free
- The Yukon skiers competing this week and turning in awesome results at the unseasonably warm Haywood Ski Nationals in Quebec. Alain Masson reports that this is the first time he has waxed skis wearing shorts and sandals!
- Lois Johnson who came back from the Canadian Masters Championships with a medal haul - four medals in four races!
The great volunteers who spent last weekend putting on a trio of great events. The Northwestel Yukon Loppet, the Yukon Gold Free and our annual free ski day (plus the ever popular AFY Sugar Shack) combined to make a superb nordic ski experience at the club.
Special mention goes to our groomers, who pulled together this week while the PB was being repaired, making it all perfect (as always).