Gunstock Self-Serve Ski-O
Master maps and blank maps will be at the Gunstock XC Center. $5 fee in addition to trail pass, or pre-print your own map (see below). Available during normal operating hours for the XC Center. Self timing. Start & finish is across the entrance road from the XC Center in the open stadium area in front of the GNA Clubhouse. There will be a sheet in the XC Center to record your course and time. There will be 2 or 3 courses available. At least one will be primarily on the established trails, with availability of the narrow snowshoe/snowmobile trails dependent on snow conditions, but will generally be sprint or middle-distance style. Courses / control locations to be adjusted every 2 weeks, or as demand warrants.
Email Jim Arsenault – firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on current trail and off-trail conditions, course availability or to get course maps emailed.
12/21/15: Lapland Lake, Northville NY.
Meet Director: Eric Hamilton
1/1/15:Garnett Hill, North River NY.
Race director: Aims Coney
Conditions are acceptable, and the ski-o will be held as scheduled. Rock skis advised.
1/2/15: Unofficial training day, Craftsbury VT. Contact Adrian Owens if interested
Kingdom Valley Trails, Chester VT. Craftsbury Touring Center, Craftsbury Common, VT
The race has been moved to Craftsbury. Several different lengths of courses will be available. Starts 10-noon, courses close at 2. Register starting at 9:30 in the old weight room, basement entrance at the north end of the the large dorm building. Sort of near the yurt. Entry fee of $12 also covers the trail pass for a day of skiing.
Th courses will be set utilizing almost exclusively the wide machine groomed trails. They are in good shape coverage-wise but a bit icy. Or fast. The narrow snowshoe trails will be on the map, but in my opinion are pretty much unskiable, unless they are flat. They might be good route choices on foot while carrying skis. The lakes are frozen but very icy.
1/4/15: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH.
Contact Aims Coney for more information
Conditions currently too thin to hold a ski-o. Apologies to all who'd planned to come. See you in March!
1/10/15:Sewall Woods, Wolfboro NH.
Starts 10-12, courses close at 2pm. Please purchase a trail pass ($12) for Sewall Woods. Cost is $5 for UNO members and $6 for non-members. Contact Peter Goodwin for more information.
1/11/15: Long Distance, Craftsbury VT.
Starts 10-noon, registration 9-10. Adrian Owens' house: 400 Post Rd, Craftsbury VT.
Three sprints, individual start, with last sprint a chase start. E-punching.
Contact: Adrian Owens.
1/17/15-1/25/15:World Masters Championships, Lenzerheide SUI Open to anyone who wants to go. Website
1/18/15: Mendon Ponds Park, Mendon NY. ESG Qualifier. Starts 11:30-2pm. E-punching will be used Rochester Orienteering Club
1/24/15:Partridge Run, Berne NY.
"Snowgaine" style ski and snowshoe score-o event. Hosted by EMPO
1/25/15:Byrncliff Resort, Varysburg NY.
ESG Qualifier. Register 10-11am, starts 10:30-11am. Hosted by BFLO
2/6/15 - 2/8/15: Empire State Games, Lake Placid area, NY. Contact: Janet Findlay Website: https://www.empirestatewintergames.com/sports/ski-orienteering Qualification NO LONGER required; more information here, and some course notes here
2/9/15-2/15/15: World Ski Orienteering Championships, Hamar NOR Website
2/9/15-2/15/15: World Junior Ski Orienteering Championships, Hamar NOR This year the US is sending three juniors to the World Championships! Website
Gunstock Nordic Center. Starts 10-12, courses close at 2pm.
Contact Jim Arsenault for more information.
3/15/15: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH Contact Aims Coney for more information