Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beautiful 10km SK Course

Wednesday 7am:
Course conditions are superb for our second day of racing here at Dawn Mountain. With yesterdays 20cm setting up throughout the night it has created perfect skate conditions. Get up here and check out the course. The full system has also been groomed with the exception of Raven. Should the groomers have sufficient time they will groom it following course setup. Hats off to our grooming team today.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 2 Start lists Posted

Startlist for the Free 10/5km Technique (Day 2) race is available here:

Race Day 2 expecting SNOW!

20cm new snow at Vagabond Lodge this morning

Mother Nature is having her way with the participants in the 2012 Cdn Masters this year as clear skies throughout the night prior race #1 changed the course characteristics throughout the morning making for very fast skiing. While there were a few spills everyone had a great day on skis. Tuesday has brought much new snow overnight changing the course from icy to very snowy as the picture above will attest. 20cm of new snow fell overnight with snow expected to last throughout the day and into Wednesday. The 5/10km course will be groomed constantly throughout the morning on Wednesday to ensure that it sets up.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Registration Now Closed for the 2012 Masters Champs

The Golden Nordic Ski Club will be hosting between 75 and 140 racers each day for 4 days of racing at the 2012 Masters National Championships held here in Golden, BC. These numbers do not include coaches, families and spectators who will be attending the event as well. Expect Day1 (20/10km Free Technique) Startlists posted to Zone4 by Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Feb 7th Pic: Last Day to Register!!

Dawn Mountain this morning in the stadium looking north to the "Clamshell" following grooming. Pic by Dan Vaselic, our web master and Masters participant in the Free Technique events. Thanks for the great shot Dan!
We have received over 25cm of snow in the last 3 days. 

Early Weather Predictions for Mondays Race

Early weather predictions are looking good for our first race in the week long series with Monday temperatures ranging from -2 to -5 at the venue with 30-60% chance of snowfall. Lets hope it stays this way!!

Follow Weather Office for updated weather trends throughout the week and lead up over the weekend at:

These temps are for the Golden town site which is roughly 380m below our venue. Generally the temp rule for the Dawn Mountain Nordic Center is 3 to 5 degrees cooler than Golden forecast.

Also utilize the weather data collection from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort at:

This site is located at 2060m so if you split the difference between the two sites you will be pretty darned close to the right temps.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Registration Clarification

The closing time for all of the Masters Champs races is at 11:59pm on Wednesday March 7th. Link to the Zone4 registration page HERE. Thanks.