Ski quick before the snow melts! From Doug Hall, course setter: Yes. Plan B for the Ski-O is … a Ski-O! Webster is receiving significant lake effect snow. I haven’t been over to the park yet today, but based on accumulation in the neighborhood, it looks very promising for skiing everywhere in the park. It (read more)
From the meet director: Because of the rain yesterday and more forecasted for the weekend the ski o is cancelled for 2017.
See the ROC web page (http://roc.us.orienteering.org/) for course notes and conditions updates.
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter, course setter: I went to Pineridge Thursday, and the skiing was actually pretty decent. But, I am postponing the event anyway. It has been raining off-and-on, and also been quite warm, and I could already see signs of the existing snow deteriorating (open water, rocks, the corduroy crossing the marsh was almost (read more)
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter, course setter: I am going to try to hold it, but as of yet I am not sure how well the snow will hold up. Pineridge was open today, and I plan to visit tomorrow (Thursday), and start setting the courses if that seems viable. I hope to be able to make (read more)
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter: It is not looking good for our planned Ski & Snowshoe-O on January 28, at Pineridge XC. Yes, there is still a week plus to go, but the weather forecast is not propitious. If I end up re-scheduling the event, the only remaining date with no conflicts with other NY Ski-O events (read more)
From Patty Lyons, meet director: We are tentatively postponing until Feb 18. If no snow then, we will cancel with no foot o for either date.
From course setter Gary Maslanka: The snow is long gone and the event will be a foot-o. The courses will be beginner, intermediate, long intermediate, and long advanced. Length and number of controls are as follows. Beginner – 10 controls, 1.9 km Intermediate – 9 controls, 3.6 km Long intermediate – 12 controls, 5.5 km (read more)
Sadly, there is pretty much zero chance of ski-o at Mendon this weekend – but Winterfest goes on, and there will be orienteering! Bring your running shoes. Starts 11:30-2pm at Hopkins Point Lodge; registration opens at 11am.
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter: Preliminary course information: red – 9.6km, 300m climb, 20 controls (M19, F19, M40) green – 7.3k,m 240m climb, 11 controls (F40, M55, M18, F18) orange – 5.2km, 120m climb, 9 controls (F16, M16, F55, M70) white – 2.0km, 50m climb, 7 controls (F70) snowshoe score-o – long (2 hours, 35 controls available) (read more)