The 38th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 26” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 10th.
We changed the format to a 2-person freestyle relay this year in light of the Olympics (and our ski conditions). It was a ton of fun!
Please give the attached a final check, and verify that you have the right team! I'll release the final results after I get feedback!
Andy Liebner won the overall in a blistering time of 55:18. In the women’s race, Daniela Gephardt skied the 2 laps in 35:15 to take the overall victory.
Wax recommendations for Black Mountain!
The crack White Pine Stampede photographers have taken 1844 photos of the race! Right click to download!
Boyne Vistas and Pennsylvania Championships are cancelled, but Korteloper, Birkie and Muffin race are still on! Birkie updates!
Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop still leads the Brumbaugh Cup but the rest of the standings have changed now that we have results through this past weekend's Hanson Hills Classic.
Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations are in! These will be updated as reports change.
Currently, conditions are very icy. Skins are not working well at all compared to klister. This might change if it snows enough Thursday night. There is also a whole lot of debris (needles, pine cones, twigs) in the tracks.
The order of the Brumbaugh Cup standings have not since the last time we posted them: Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop leads!
Sam Holmes and Rebecca Davis had a twofer weekend, each winning yesterday's Forbush Corner Freestyle and today's Hanson Hills Classic!
Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.