It was a chilly day, but the Buetow Dental Distance Race #2 course was fabulous. Much of the N40 had double tracks making for some cold downhills on the early section of the race. The sun was rising on the Outhouse and Tower loops treating us to beautiful orange tinted skies.
For skiers at the back of the pack, you can justify your slow times knowing that although you only skied 40% of the distance of the 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot, you did 67% of the climb. According to my GPS, we climbed 480 m yesterday versus 720 m in the Sonot Kkaazoot.
Major kudos to the groomers who transformed the deep new snow, drifts, and debris into a challenging course with firm tracks and in all but a few areas, solid pole plants.Thanks to our late December-early January snow, we now have exceeded than normal snowfall for this time of year. Skiers should be aware that groomer Ken Coe has dragged the roller by hand when his snowmachine has gotten bogged down in deep snow on sections of the trail with steep turns. The groomers do everything to assure us the best trails possible.
Please support their efforts by donating to the trails fund.
If you missed the race yesterday, go out and ski the course today. The map was posted in an earlier blog.