With well over a foot of new snow in the past week, some of steeper sections of the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area have a mashed potato feel to them. However, the groomers will work their magic before Saturday’s Buetow Distance Race #2. Skiers will traverse the upper Black loops twice as part of this 10 and 20 km classical technique event, which will be fantastic training for the 30th annual Sonot Kkaazoot on March 25, 2017.
The 18th Annual Buetow Dental Distance Race #2 starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 7 January 2017. Here’s an article on the race from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
One of the trail groomers has indicated that the course will be the same as last year’s Distance Race #2. That course is shown below: