A Ski-Orienteering Training
Activity (cross country skiing and orienteering) will take place
at the Nordic Center at the Summit at Snoqualmie
(Summit East Base) on Saturday, January 16th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Course Setter: Oyvind
Please send an e-mail to me (Oyvind)
by Wednesday, January 13 if you are attending so the correct
number of maps can be printed. If you dont e-mail me, there
is no guarantee that there will be a map for you. A donation
of $1 per map is encouraged.
You will have to purchase your own trail pass ($17/adult for
full day) at the Nordic Center Lodge (labeled Summit East Base
Area on trail map).
Maps will have to be picked up between 9:00am and 10:00am at
the Nordic Center Lodge (labeled Summit East Base Area on trail
map). The control markers will be taken down at 1:00pm.
See the Nordic Trail map for locations.
- Ski equipment
- Map bag with a neck string
(remember, both hands are used for the ski poles)
- Pen and paper
Grand Junction (see Trail Map for location). There is a warming
hut here. Be
sure to pick up your map and trail pass as described above. There
will be no maps at the start/finish.
The course is open from 9:00am
to 1:00pm (control markers will be taken down at 1:00pm). See
the trail map for location of Nordic Center Lodge (Summit East
Base Area), the Silver Fir Chairlift, and Grand Junction. The
lodge/parking is at elevation 2610 feet, the top of the Silver
Fir Lift is at 3865 feet, and Grand Junction is at 3400 feet.
Directions to Start/Finish
You can ski up the hill to the top and follow the signs to Grand
Junction. You can take the free shuttle bus or drive your car
to the bottom of the Silver Fir Chairlift, or ski up to the Lower
Crossover Trail and down to the Silver Fir Chairlift (see trail
map). At the top of the Silver Fir Chairlift, follow signs to
Nordic Trail and follow trail to Grand Junction. The trail day
pass includes two lift rides on the Silver Fir Chairlift.
You may want to bring a watch so you can time yourself, as there
will be nobody to record start and finish times. There will be
a results sheet in the warming hut where you can
record your own finish time and control letters.
After the event, enjoy some
more skiing on the 50 kilometers of groomed trails!
The final course length is yet to be determined. There will only
be one map and one course, but it will be designed so you can
ski a ½ or a full course. The full course length will
be approximately 8-10km (½ course is approx. 5km). All
controls will be on the trail network between Grand Junction
and Union Station. No controls will be on the Hidden Valley
Trail, Cold Creek Trail, or Mt. Catherine loop. The highest point
of the Ski-O course is 3680 feet and the lowest is 3380 feet.
We will not use standard orienteering controls. There will be
a streamer with a controls number and a letter that you will
have to write down (bring a pen and paper).
You are not allowed to ski the wrong way on a one-way ski trail.
Obey all rules of the ski area.
- You will have to buy your
own trail pass. Adult Trail Pass (full day) is $17.
- Skiing is at your own risk.
Obey all rules of the ski area. See Trail Map Link: Skiers Code
and Washington State Law are listed on the bottom of the map.
- The event will take place
at the top of the ski area. You will have to get down! Using
the chair lifts to get down is not allowed. Please review the
trail map and determine if your skiing ability is such that you
can safely ski the trail system. If you have never cross-country skied
before, then this training event is not for you!
- Any questions? E-mail Oyvind Naess