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The Air north challenge is an Orienteering challenge happening on the ski trails and Mt Mc Intyre single tracks trails all month of February.

30 orienteering controls are placed on the trails. Each of them is labeled with a letter and mounted with a punch.

When signing up at the ski Club Chalet, you will receive laminated cards (1,2, or 3 according to the challenge you picked). Ski or snowshoe the trails, find the right controls for your card and punch.

When your card is full, drop it back at the ski chalet to enter in the draw.

It's a good way to explore new trails

Registration fee are $10 over 12 Years old, $5 for 12 or under and $25 for Family.

 

Great prizes:  Air North Roundtrip ticket for 2, club memberships and more

5 Different challenges

  1. Easy (7 controls)

  2. Intermediate (17 controls)

  3. Advanced (24 controls)

  4. Dog Friendly (6 controls + 2 optional)

  5. Snowshoe/ Fatbike (6 controls)

Hints:

  1. Easy: ski All Green and Blue Trails from the map below

  2. Intermediate: On Green and Blue trails as far as Best Chance JCT but 1 is on an easy black diamond trail close to the chalet. Also, you will have to use a short section of another black trail to access control(s). Good luck. Be ready for some nice downhills. (Nothing on Skyline, Fraser loop, Ascent or Descent.

  3. Advanced: Ski everywhere and you will get them all (nothing on Descent and Copper Haul road).

  4. Dog Friendly: You will have to ski high to get one of the optional controls.

  5. Snowshoe/Fatbike: the last one is pretty far south, look at the map and use another entry point to avoid a big day if you are snowshoeing.

Thanks to Air North, and also Yukon Orienteering Association for helping out with the orienteering equipment.

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