As noted earlier, the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club is embarking on a race trail modification project. We will be holding an open-house info session on this project on Wednesday, Jan 23 at 7pm in the waxroom at the ski club.
The committee spearheading this project would like to provide some further information on this project. In order for the ski club to continue to host races at the national level, the club trails must be accredited by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS), skiing’s international governing body. In order to be accredited, the club’s race courses must meet a certain set of standards set by FIS that ensure course consistency and safety for FIS sanctioned competitions. Proposed course improvements will enable the ski club to continue to host FIS sanctioned events such as the Haywood Nationals, AWG and Canada Winter Games.
The trail work will involve approx 10% of the trail system, and will take place over a period of approximately 10 weeks in the months of September and October of 2019 and 2020 and is expected to be complete in November of 2020.
Our ski club feels like these events are important to our club for several reasons. It brings in much needed money to the ski club. Major events provide the impetus and opportunity to upgrade grooming equipment, trails and related ski club infrastructure through access to funding. The club benefits through the legacy of new trail grooming equipment, trail expansion and upgrading, upgrades to the waxing facility, storage space, and stadium expansion.
Specifics about the trail work project itself will be provided at the meeting, and will be put up inside the ski club thereafter for all members to be able to read at any point over the season.