Ski Orienteering Championships

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Mar 182017
 

From Eric Hamilton, 3/16:

I set out controls today for the NYSSRA Championships Sunday at Lapland Lake. Conditions were beautiful. The crews were able to keep ahead of the 20 inches of snow and all trails are excellently groomed. The snow is still quite cold making skiing slow. I found it refreshing to ski on some real snow, a reward for putting up with the icy conditions of the last two months. Tunturi and two of the upper Karhu loops are not navigable because a irreparable wash out or major downed trees.

I had “arm chair” designed a Red course with a straight line distance of between 7 and 8 k. That course and the others will have to be reworked from what I experienced in the field. Only the shortest of bushwhacks will work due to the depth of snow in the woods. Many of the snowshoe trails have been tracked in, but some are not on the map.

…and the map! I need to make several revisions that went un-noticed last December.

Expect a great championship event on excellent trails. Register anytime between 11 AM and 1 PM. The cut off of registration is somewhat flexible …if we know you are coming.

Ski-O Champs update

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Mar 152017
 

The event is confirmed for Sunday the 19th at Lapland Lake Nordic Center in Benson, NY. Starts will be between 11-2 or 12-2. We are working out the details. If you plan on competing, please send me your name, class in which you intend to compete, and SI stick number We need to have a (read more)

Finally, Ski-O Champs are on!

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Mar 142017
 

Final details are being worked out but we are tentatively set to contest the NYSSRA Ski-O Championship at Lapland Lake on Sunday March 19. Winter Storm Stella delivered and saved the day. We do not have the time nor manpower available to pull off a two day event unfortunately. All are welcome to compete and (read more)

NYSSRA Ski-O Championship postponed

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Mar 022017
 

Due to the recent rains and high winds, the local areas will freeze up hard before the weekend. They don’t think they will be able to groom most of their trails by the weekend so we will postpone until the next weekend or the next after that if possible. Pray for snow.

NYSSRA Championships update

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Feb 232017
 

Due to the upcoming weather and Jr. Nationals at Mt. Van Hoevenberg the management will not allow any outside groups to race next weekend. We are considering our options. Stay tuned and remain flexible.

NYSSRA Championships

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Feb 222017
 

We are looking to hold our championship at the same venue as the nordic events, Mt. Van Hoevenberg/Cascade. Dates are March 4&5. More information to follow.

Cumming Nature Center 2/19 – update

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Feb 142017
 

On Sunday, February 19th the Rochester Orienteering Club and the Cumming Nature Center will co-sponsor a “try orienteering “ event at the Cumming Nature Center near Naples, New York.   (It does not count towards the NYSSRA ski-o points series.)  Participants will receive a map with circles representing control points drawn on the the map. They (read more)

Pineridge 2/18 – more info

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Feb 142017
 

From Phil Hawkes-Teeter, course setter, about skating at Pineridge: I can only tell you what I experienced on Saturday, and point to what is on the Pineridge “Conditions” page. Yes, the solid green lines are supposed to be skateable, and those trails are wide enough to be skated; but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will (read more)