It is four weeks until WPOC's second attempt at a ski-o orienteering event on Jan 22 at Laurel Ridge Ski Area. This time, in an attempt to get everyone ready, Naomi Jarvis is offering to provide free ski lessons on Jan 8 at 11 am at Laurel Ridge, in addition to offering the same ski lessons at the event itself (also at 11 am). Naomi provided some additional information that you may want to check out: the following web page lists places where you can rent equipment, in addition to the concession at Laurel Ridge: http://www.paccsa.org/ski-gear-where-rent-or-buy
also the following page gives some info on what to wear: http://paccsa.org/yellowjackets/equipment
(it is aimed at kids but also applies to adults).
If you want to take advantage of Naomi's ski lessons on Jan 8, please write to her directly and let her know you are going to be there. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Three courses will be offered at the event: short (1.8 km), medium (3.5 km), and long (5.2 km). Registration and start is from 10 am to 1 pm with map fee the usual $5. There is an additional trail use fee that needs to be paid to the concession ($8 for people age 13 and older; $4 for 12 and under). If you are renting equipment from the concession, the cost is $20 for age 13 and older, $10 for age 12 and younger. There is no charge for instruction in using the map and compass and no charge for instruction in cross country skiing from Naomi - try to come at 10 am if you need the ski equipment and instruction.
IMPORTANT: If you plan to rent from the concession at the event, you need to tell me three pieces of information for each person renting: age category (older than 12 or not), gender and shoe size so that I can tell the concession people what to expect. I need this information by January 14.
If there is no snow or not enough snow on Jan 22, we will use Jan 29 as a backup date for the ski orienteering. You can check on the snow yourself by viewing the ski area webcam at http://www.paccsa.org/lrwebcam
I will send you the usual orienteering reminder two weeks before the event. You can get driving directions at www.wpoc.org/toskiarea.htm