March 15th Grooming Report
Festivities are the rule this week as the JHSC youth programs are winding down for the season. Those little skiers, who only a few months ago might have been terrified to be on a pair of skis, are masters of snow and are now able to find amazing joy sliding over the snow at Trail Creek.
Some of those once little skiers who have grown up quite a bit are going really fast in Alaska as the Junior Nordic Championships finish up today. Results from yesterday are available here, our super speedy Lena Poduska eked out the first place finish in the qualifying skate races for the U16 girls, just ahead of another Wyoming girl, Ally Wheeler from Casper. Yesterday’s racing was delayed a bit as temps overnight in Fairbanks dropped to -21ºF. They are livestreaming which should get going shortly, the link for that is here.
Today at Trail Creek the Husky covered pretty much every trail with at least one skate/classic track and with multiple passes on Moose Loop, Animal Farm, and the fields. All the stadiums/play areas were buffed out for this last big day of practice as well. Overnight a couple inches of heavy snow fell with current conditions being warm and breezy. A pretty busy morning of skiers all seemed to be doing well and going fast, it is simply a lovely day for a spring Nordic ski!
Groomer’s choice for today is Moose Loop.