Friends, mark your calendars. The Ely Nordic Ski Club is hosting an evening candle-lit ski on Feb 11, 2017 at Hidden Valley. It will be a frosty and fun tour through a few kilometers of gently lit trails. See you there. Bring friends and kids. There will be refreshments and a warm fire and a warm chalet. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer.
The Cloquet Invite ski race that was recently rescheduled for this coming Thursday has now been moved back to the original date of Tuesday, January 10. All this flows from moving the date of the Mesabi East race to the following Saturday due to cold weather. But all is well and team supporters will be out in force cheering our Nordic skiers on Tuesday night. This will be the first night ski race under the lights and should be fun all round.
Many of our Club members follow our Nordic ski teams and were planning to attend the state wide races scheduled for this Saturday at Giants Ridge. Due to cold weather this tournament has been postponed to the following Saturday, January 14, 2017. This is one of the largest High School Nordic ski tournaments in the nation. Come on out and support our skiers.
For all those who follow the ski team and planned on attending the tournament this coming Tuesday in Duluth, the Meet has been moved to the Snowflake ski area (the Duluth East home course) due to the weather forecast for 8 inches of snow on Monday night and Tuesday. The race will also be changed from skate skis to classic. See you all there.
The Nordic ski trails at Hidden Valley are in pristine condition. There is a solid base of all natural snow and we have been getting fresh snow every other day. All major trails are groomed for skate skiing and tracked for classic skiing. The woods are a winter wonderland and more fresh snow is in the forecast. Come to Ely and enjoy the outdoors.