Registration is open for the Gander Invitational/NL Cup5, on this weekend March 2-3 at the Airport Nordic Ski Club. To register go to https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=20399&lan=1&cartlevel=1. Skiers can register for either day or both.For more info including the 3.15 km map go to http://airportnordic.ca/gander-invitational. If you can’t make this weekend, check out the Lakeside Loppett on March 16 and Kidsfest on March 23.
March 2-3 should be a great weekend,. The forecast looks good. Better temps but not mild. Ski conditions at Airport Nordic have been phenomenal, particularly for skating, and our groomers should be able to work any fresh snow this week into the base. Snow conditions should permit the groomer to make the GI competition routes as wide as possible. To maximize their width for skaters, the comp courses will have no diagonal track. Only the Recreational course on the Red will have a diagonal track for the classic skiers.
For the 750m freestyle sprint, the Upper Blue will not have a double track and will be groomed wide. For the 3.15 course only a short section of the Red, which is also being used for the Rec course, will have a diagonal track. Each course will have room for safe passing in most places.