February 25th Grooming Report--Lots of Happenings!

February 25th Grooming Report


Lots of Happenings!

There’s no shortage of things to check out this weekend!  As this grooming report goes live, the first day of the 2022 Wyoming High School Nordic Skiing Championships are in progress in Pinedale where our skiers are attempting to score yet another state championship.  Results will be posted as soon as they are available on this High Plains Nordic page.

Closer to home, tomorrow looks to be a fun day at Trail Creek.  Coach George is organizing a fun race day that will include skate races and Nordic X competitions.  The complete press release is below:

This Saturday we will be putting on a series of very informal Youth races at Trail Creek!! There is no entry fee for these races for for all JHSSC athletes. Trail passes will need purchased by non- JHSSC athletes if you don't already have one and plan to ski.  All U10's and under must be accompanied by an adult, or at least a responsible older sibling. (Annika and Kira exempt).

In the morning we will hold mass start skate races for:

Time-10:00 a.m.  age group:- u14's-  Distance 4k

Time- 10:30 a.m. - Age group: u12's- Distance 2k,

Time- 10:50 a.m.- Age group: u10's- Distance 1.5 k,

Time- 11:15 a.m. -Age group: u8's- Distance 1k.

Time: 11:30 a.m. - Age group: Geezers and Geezettes. 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k, 10k, 12k..... or until dizzy.

Sign-up upon arrival to Trail Creek. All race distances/start times are approximate. Waxing of skis is discouraged.  Costumes not mandatory, but encouraged. Bring your friends, but they will need to sign a waiver. Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation is slated to bring over a # of athletes!

The morning races will go until around 12(ish). After the morning of racing, we will be holding a potluck for athletes etc. Please bring a dish to share! If you need inspiration, take a walk through the Albertson's Deli. We will provide a table, plates, spoons, and forks as well as some cold drinks. Please bring your own water.

WAX CLINIC: 1:30- 2:00  Skate ski and classic ski preparation for du.. novices. This will be a good opportunity for those new to the sport of Nordic skiing to get a brief introduction to how to prepare and care for Nordic skis ( by popular demand).

In the afternoon starting around 2:30, we will run a series of Nordic X heats. We will maintain the same age groups from above, and start athletes in heats of 4. Awards may be given for big air, as well as best trick. More details to come on race day in terms of how we will do brackets etc.

Once the Nordic X races conclude, we will hold an awards ceremony and finish up any remaining food from the potluck.

Sounds like a fantastic day, come on out if you can make it!

Today’s grooming in the woods was pretty much a single Husky pass with fresh classic tracks all along the way except for Moose Loop and Animal Farm which received double passes.  The fields were totally reworked with double classic tracks and skate lanes all receiving fresh grooming.  The Nordic X also got some additional terror added.

Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.