Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships

February 7, 2017
6:00 amto6:00 pm

Lunch/concessions will be available for sale for teams and spectators, served 11am to 1pm. No charge for bus drives, coaches and media.

2017 Section 8 Nordic Ski Racing Meet

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February 7, 2017
Time Schedule: 9:15 Coaches Meeting
10:00 Boys Freestyle
11:00 Girls Freestyle
Break
1:30 Boys Classical
2:30 Girls Classical
Awards Ceremony

Teams: Alexandria, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Little Falls, Moorhead, Rocori, TrekNorth, Saint John’s Prep, Saint Cloud Tech, Willmar, Coop 60 – Brainerd/Pequot Lakes,
Coop 162 – OTNSA – Fergus Falls/Hillcrest Academy, Coop 394 – St. Cloud Apollo / Sauk Rapids Rice, Coop 395 – St. Cloud Cathedral / Sartell

The course will run on segments and start with Sap Run, to Mother North Star, JibFly and Sukkerbusk for classic. Skate course will be Skaters Waltz and Suicide Hill. These trails will be closed for the races from 9am to 3:30pm. All other trails open for day skiing. Recommended trails to ski during the races will be the western and northern trails. Use the west or left side of Sukkerbusk for access.

Trail Report

Trails are open! The snow has broken down completely to “corn” snow and temps below freezing  making for faster icy like conditions but still some good skiing to be had. The courses for the North Star Conference meet groomed up nicely and conditions were good to very good for the skiers. (photos and results on skinnyski.com)  We will continue grooming on select trails, mostly Thursday and Friday to improve conditions for weekend skiing.  Hopefully we can catch an inch or two of new snow to freshen up the tracks. However, plenty of snow on the trails for skiing, no bare or dirty spots. Base ranging from 8-18″.

New snowfall since January 1st around 18″. Total snowfall on the season now at 52″.

All the inner trails and Twin Lakes double tracked. Roy’s Run, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy, Bootleg extension and segments of Lucky’s Loype single tracked. Skaters Waltz, the extension of Skaters, North Loup and Suicide Hill groomed for skating. (15km) There is also a track on the side of the skate lane on North Loup.

Day pass for day use is $15.

We have been grooming the Twin Lakes singletrack for Fat Biking. Thanks Ben Olson for taking on this role and volunteering his time!  Latest trail report.

Lunch available for $10 during midweek outside the Holiday season. Email for reservations and to confirm pricing: maplelag@arvig.net

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North Star Conference Meet-Hosted by Moorhead Nordic

January 24, 2017
12:00 pmto6:00 pm

Coaches Meeting in Lodge@ 1:15PM

1:30PM – Girls 2K classic Adaptive Ski Race (1 entry from Moorhead) It would be great to have athletes out cheering her on !

2:00PM – Boys Varsity 5K Classic (10 skiers per team for Varsity top 4 score) 3 waves of 3 skiers / 3 skiers / 4 skiers every 60 sec.

2:30PM – Girls Varsity 5K Classic  (10 skiers per team for Varsity top 4 score) 3 waves of 3 skiers / 3 skiers / 4 skiers  every 60 sec.

3:00PM – Boys Junior Varsity 5K Classic – mass start

3:30PM – Girls Junior Varsity 5K Classic – mass start

4:00PM – Boys Junior High 4K Skate – mass start

4:30PM – Girls Junior High 4K skate – mass start

5:00PM – Awards – Top 10 in each race will receive a medal.

 

Trail Report

Trails are open. Spring conditions! Skaters Waltz and most of the inner classic trails grooming this morning. Didn’t freeze down so snow will be soft right off the bat making for controllable skiing all day.

Reports from the skiers Friday were good. It didn’t really freeze down the night before so the snow was a bit slower but better than being icy fast! Skaters Waltz, the extension and Suicide Hill groomed with new structure pressed on the deck and new tracks set on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run and Twin Lakes. The skating was softer and slower early but got faster as skiers skied.  We will not be grooming the outer trails like Roys, Island and Bootleg extension on Bullhead but plenty of snow, just expect softer conditions.

The snow base in the woods is 1-2 feet and compacted base on trail is almost a foot. Warmer weather to continue for a few days but bottom line there will be skiing to be had. Might be a bit more tricky to wax and timing important  depending on desired ski preference. Icy in the morning if if freezes down than softening as the day passes. Once the snow softens after warm spell than freezes at night, it is better it warms up again the next day to keep the snow softer and have more spring like conditions versus a hard freeze and boiler plate, icy conditions. We are being conservative on grooming to best manage the snow to have the best skiing possible

New snowfall since January 1st around 18″. Total snowfall on the season now at 52″.

All the inner trails and Twin Lakes double tracked. Roy’s Run, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy, Bootleg extension and segments of Lucky’s Loype single tracked. Skaters Waltz, the extension of Skaters, North Loup and Suicide Hill groomed for skating. (15km) There is also a track on the side of the skate lane on North Loup.

Day pass for day use is $15.

We have been grooming the Twin Lakes singletrack for Fat Biking. Thanks Ben Olson for taking on this role and volunteering his time!THE TWIN LAKES SINGLETRACK FOR FAT BIKING CLOSED UNTIL COLDER WEATHER RETURNS Latest trail report.

Lunch available for $10 during midweek outside the Holiday season. Email for reservations and to confirm pricing: maplelag@arvig.net

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