Don’t forget to come by the Ski and Equipment Swap at the High School on Saturday 9-11 AM. You can pay your membership dues, buy or sell gear, and get your questions answered.
Toko Wax has created a series of simple basic waxing videos, for recreational cross-country skiers. Click here for Toko Recreational Waxing Videos.
Gannett Peak Sports has Toko, and Swix, products in stock. If you are looking for a last minute gift for a skier, these may fit the bill.
5th Annual (or 4th, our records are vague) OCR.
Sat. December 27th, 2014 at 11 AM.
Cancelled due to Excess snow!
This is a free fun event, where the level of intensity is up to you.
Choose your technique for the 5 km course The route planned is to follow Upper Omera to 5 Corners jct, then Bearclaw back to Pipeline trail, clockwise to Inner Pipeline, counterclockwise to Lower Omera and back to the yurt. Shortcuts do exist, should you wish to take them, and nobody will be the wiser.
The LVHS nordic skiers will be joining in this mass-start mayhem this year, so its your opportunity to size them up.
Timing is loosely maintained with a clipboard and an ipad, the timers can be bribed. No bibs, no aid stations, no marshals, no whining.
Prizes will be awarded, but don’t expect much, mainly an opportunity for us to clean our closets. New this year, Norm Cessna has volunteered (thats okay isn’t it Norm?) a 30′ lesson to one less fortunate participant.
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you venturing up to Beaver Creek to ski, you may have found the conditions to be difficult to predict – they have been. These warm days, coupled with scanty snowfalls and cold nights, have created changing snow conditions.
Too warm and soft and your skis will not slide consistently, too cold and hard and control becomes an issue. Currently, there tends to be “sweet spot” times between the transition from cold to warm when the skiing is best. The “too warm” snow to avoid usually starts about noon, and ends about 3:30 as the sun starts to drop below the trees.
I watch the temperatures displayed at the South Pass DEQ site for guidance. By the time it gets above 37F there, I feel that Beaver Creek will be overheated, and the skiing best avoided by me.
Until we start regularly getting more snow, it will be a challenge to predict the best times of day to hit the trails. Good Luck.
Also, the Grooming page now has condition updates and history links, which may help you to decide when, or if, to ski.
Saturday Oct. 18th, 2014
Meet at 8 AM at Alco parking lot to car pool to BC parking area.
Return to Lander about 1:30 PM.
We’ll walk all of the trails — smoothing and clearing rocks and deadfall/debris. There may be a sage pulling contest also!
Remember, the bases you save could be your own!
Bring gloves, loppers, garden rakes, shovels, food/water and clothing for variable conditions