A chilly start but overall a great day for the Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships. Full photoset and results on skinnyski.com
It has been a great season for fat biking. Maplelag grooms the Twin Lakes singletrack for fat biking.
|February 6, 2018|
|7:00 am||to||5:00 pm|
Girls Varsity: Freestyle 10:00am
Boys Varsity: Freestyle 11:00am
Girls Varsity: Classic Pursuit 1:30pm
Boys Varsity: Classic Pursuit 2:30pm
Awards Ceremony: Approximately 4:00 – 4:15
Two different courses will be used for both Freestyle and Classic.
Freestyle will be Skaters Waltz and include Suicide Hill.
Classic Course starts on Sap Run, takes right on Mother North Star, ski most of Mother North Star than left on Rootin Tootin for 50 feet to access JibFly, JibFly back to start opposite normal direction. Back on Mother North Star until Sukkerbusk. Return and finish on Sukkerbusk.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend the races. Spectators are not allowed to ski on the course during the race. Once the race has started, until the completion of the race, spectators are asked to remove their skis while they watch the race. Spectators are not allowed to walk on the groomed ski trails. Thank you.
Lunch will be provided for coaches, bus drivers and media personal and available for sale for spectators
|January 25, 2018|
|1:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
Classic course will be held on Sukkerbusk and Twin Lakes.
Skate Race will be held on Skaters Waltz (minus Kamikaze Hill segment)
All trails not used in the race will be open for skiing. All trails, including the course, will be open for skiing until 1:30pm. Please be aware of any course marking and not to disturb. Thank you. No lunch available for sale but complimentary coffee and cookies for parents, spectators, bus drivers, media personal etc.
2:00PM – Boys Varsity 7K Classic
2:30PM – Girls Varsity 7K Classic
3:00PM – Boys Junior Varsity 7K Classic – mass start
3:30PM – Girls Junior Varsity 7K Classic – mass start
4:00PM – Boys Junior High 4K Skate – mass start
4:30PM – Girls Junior High 4K skate – mass start
5:00PM – Awards –
- All races will run on time.
Warming up to above 0!! Light wind and sunshine for most of the day making for great conditions on the trail today. Around 15km of track reset on select trails and all skate trails groomed including Suicide Hill. On tap for grooming Wednesday will be the bootleg extension of Bullhead lake trail.
Around 4″ of light fluffy snow on Saturday. Entire trail system groomed 1-4 times the past five days. Only trail not groomed is Bullhead lake trail. Bullhead lake trail has skier made track for old school type skiing and a nice adventure ski to mix things up from the groomed. Bootleg extension on tap for grooming Wednesday.
Spectacular day for the DL Invite on Tuesday the 8th with sunshine, light wind and balmy temps. Temperature was in the mid 30’s but favorable dew points and cold base underneath kept the snow dry and silky. Photos and results from meet yesterday on Skinnyski.com
Around 60km of trail groomed, 48km of trail tracked, 9km groomed for skating. Around 8km with skier made track on Bullhead trail, Lucky’s Loype, single and double green and Kristin’s Kutoff. Non AMA segments of Lucky’s groomed. Bootleg extension of Bullhead lake trail slated for grooming next week.
Fat Bike trail on Twin Lakes Singletrack open and groomed multiple times already. Latest grooming January 12th. Latest report: Fat Bike Report Please do not walk on fat bike trail.
Total snowfall this season at 28″ Snow depth in the woods 13-24″, compacted base where groomed 4-9″.
Day skiing is allowed for guests not staying at the resort by purchasing a trail pass. Pass can be purchased online. Ski rental available at $15 per day. Snowshoes and fat bikes also available for rent. If not staying at the resort, it is best to contact us during busy times for availability. Lunch is also available for sale for day skiers during the midweek. Reservation is required.
Even though our snow totals might be lower, we can provide good skiing on less snow. We spend every day possible in the spring, summer and fall clearing key trails to be able to open on low snow. We groom the first snowfalls even if not skiable after, to prepare the base for future snowfalls and earlier skiing on less snow. We take pride and use decades of experience when grooming and preparing the trails for skiing to have them in the best condition possible “whatever the weather”.
Please no walking on the ski trails or fat bike trails. There is also snowshoeing available, on trails and anywhere not on the ski trails.