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.
We received an invite from the NE folks about an upcoming event at Gunstock, NH Every competitor must have a Gunstock Nordic Trail Pass – purchase at the Nordic Center. Mention “Orienteering” to receive the special trail pass rate of $5 on Jan 22, versus the normal $17 trail fee. Orienteering registration, start and finish (read more)
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)
From Eric Hamilton: I skied in the rest of the controls yesterday including for a RED course. Ski conditions have dramatically changed in the last two weeks. The snow has more moisture and is well machined by the BIG machine. I used my skate skis yesterday, because conditions were favorable. The snowshoe trails were tracked (read more)
Ski-o “Try-It” at Mt. van Hoevenburg on Friday, Dec. 30 from 10 am – 1 pm. This is a pretty informal event that we organize every year designed to introduce the sport to the multitudes of cross country skiers who come to enjoy the Olympic trails during the holidays, but if current conditions hold we’ll (read more)
From Eric Hamilton: The date for the Lapland Lake ski orienteering meet previously postponed will be on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Being a Saturday the registration window will be from 10 AM to Noon. With ski conditions improving I plan to add a RED course with a map swap. But more about this next week. (read more)