Rescheduled Empire State Games Ski-O February 17-18, 2018
Despite the ups and downs with the winter weather there is still good snow cover in the Lake Placid area!
We have made dinner reservations at the Cascade Inn on Rte 73 for 6 pm on Saturday. Please let us know whether or not you plan to attend – we hope you can join us!
SATURDAY: venue is Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake, located on Rte 3 on the western edge of the town. Check in at the lodge. First start is at 11:00 am; time limit is 3 hours. This is a relatively small venue so there will be many controls in a confined area, and keeping track of control number sequences and directional lines is key.
Courses (distances approximate):
Long (9.3 km; 27 controls) M19+, M40+, F19+
Medium (5 km; 15 controls) M16, M55+, M70+, F40+, F55+
You may ski in either direction on the trails regardless of the trail signs but be alert for oncoming traffic when you are going the “wrong” way. There will be many recreational skiers on the trails; some will be inexperienced who may not realize you are racing so don’t expect them to automatically yield to you. Please give as much warning as possible when overtaking and yield to downhill skiers.
Map scale for all courses is 1:5000. There will be 1 map exchange for the Short Advanced and 2 exchanges for the Long. There will be a marked route on your map leading to the map exchange.
SUNDAY: venue is Mt. van Hoevenberg, about 4 miles / 7 km southeast of Lake Placid on Rte 73. Park in the cross country lot (not the biathlon area) and check in at the timing building across the field from the lodge. First start is at 10 am; time limit is 3 hours. This course has more long legs than Saturday’s; there are significant gains to be made with route choice
Courses (exact distances and control numbers to be determined on Friday):
Long (10 km) same age classes as Saturday
Medium (5 km) same age classes as Saturday
Map scale for all courses is 1:10000. The long course will have maps printed on both sides of the paper; you must flip twice.
Skiers must follow the one way arrow trail arrows shown in red on the map! These are placed to prevent unexpected encounters with regular skiers on long hills. Failure to follow the arrows is grounds for disqualification. This is a condition imposed by the venue. This is a long weekend in the US, so please remember there will be many tourists who are inexperienced skiers out on the trails – they will not realize you are racing so don’t expect them to automatically yield to you, though they should pull over if you ask politely!
If you are going up a hill not marked with red arrows be aware that you may encounter skiers coming downhill towards you at high speed. Downhill skiers have right of way.
You may disregard the one way trail signs but MUST follow the one way arrows on your map.
We hope you enjoy the competition, and welcome your feedback in order to make future events even better!
Timing: Phil Hawkes-Teeter
Meet Directors: Janet Findlay and David Hunter
Results and Splits will be posted on Attack Point (attackpoint.org
EMPIRE STATE GAMES SKI-O COMPETITION
FEB. 17-18, 2018
|NAME||AGE GROUP||COURSE||START TIME
|Phil Hawkes-Teeter||M70+||Short Advanced||10:45|
|Long Advanced (Sat)
Short Advanced (Sun)
|Tyler Koziol (Saturday only)||M16||Short Advanced||11:01|
|Andrew Cornett||M40+||Long Advanced||11:02|
|Thayer Raines||M55+||Short Advanced||11:03|
|Cathy Bakker||F19+||Long Advanced||11:04|
|Eric Hamilton (Saturday only)||M70+||Short Advanced||11:05|
|Robbie Graham||M 19+||Long Advanced||11:06|
|Candice Raines||F55+||Short Advanced||11:07|
|Martin Valiquette||M 40+||Long Advanced||11:08|
|Nathan Collingsworth||M 16||Short Advanced||11:09|
|Marketa Graham||F19+||Long Advanced||11:10|
|Linda Valiquette||F40+||Short Advanced||11:11|
|Mitch Collingsworth||M40+||Long Advanced||11:12|
|Tom Hay||M55+||Short Advanced||11:13|
|Sue Hawkes-Teeter||F55+||Short Advanced||11:15|
|Chris Frielinghaus||M 40+||Long Advanced||11:16|
|Stina Bridgeman||F19+||Long Advanced||11:18|