Snow and Trails Conditions
We've been skiing since December 8 when Buck's Run opened with plenty of man-made snow, followed by the rest of the trail system a week later when the first big snow hit. For the latest trail conditions, see http://www.nordicskiracer.com/cgi-bin/Trails/TrailReportView.asp.
How are the trails today, Thursday, Jan 9? AWESOME! There's a chance of light rain on Saturday (60%, less than a 1/10 of an inch) and snow on Sunday.
Score: 2 to 2
Huron Meadows Metropark has both a full 5 and 15K loops, used when Mother Nature gives us plenty of snow, and a newly extend 1 mile man-made snow loop for when Mother Nature is stingy. So far, we've had two races on each course. What will it be this year?
With a two years of snow-making experience under the belt, expect the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic to run even if Mother Nature pulls a few tricks.
REI Frosty Freestyle
Saturday's Frosty Freestyle will have skate and classic divisions for both the 5K and the 15K race. Choose your technique and distance! Want a challenge? Do the 15K! A little unsure or want a shorter distance? Do the 5K! The Frosty is a FABULOUS beginner's race!
This year we also offer shorter distance races for kids 11 and younger: the SELCRA Kid's Frosty Race presented by Green Oak Village Place Mall.
The Frosty Freestyle entry fee includes lunch, chip timing, age group awards, goodie bags, feeds on the race course, door prizes, and a T-shirt (for those 12 and older) or a medal (kids 11 and under). This is the BIG RACE!
Food and Frosty
The race features mass start waves: Kids 11 and under start at 9:00am, then at 10:30am the 15k Men go, floowed by the 15k Women, 5k Men, and 5k Women every 3 minutes.
Frosty Freestyle Registration
We will also have pre-registration the evening before the race at REI Ann Arbor from 6pm-8pm.
Cash or check only at REI and on race day - we don't have a way to do credit cards.
Sunday's Krazy Klassic has two distances: 4k and 12k, classic skiing only. The Juniors racing the 4K and seniors racing the 12K get Michigan Cup points. The Krazy Klassic fee includes age group awards only.
The Krazy Klassic is an interval start race: two skiers will start every 15 seconds, and do one lap or three laps around a 4k loop.
Krazy Klassic Registration
Like the Frosty, age-class awards go three-deep for both men and women.
In case you were wondering...
Michigan Cup Points
("Freestyle" means you can ski the race using either skating or classic ski technique.)
NOTE: Huron Meadows Metropark requires $7 day pass in addition to the race registration. Annual passes are available to $30 ($20 for seniors) and provide access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. A bargain at any price!
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