Our ski trails will be closed to the public starting at 5:00 P.M. Thursday, January 28, 2016 through Friday at 5:00 P.M. This will allow the pursuit race managers to complete grooming of the race courses and marking of the routes for both skate and classic races. We ask that the public come and enjoy watching the races but stay off all the trails at Hidden Valley to ensure the racers have a successful day. Thanks, everyone. See you on race day.
Check out the updated race schedule in the ski team menu on this site. The first race of the year was originally scheduled to be held at Mt. Itasca back on December 12, but that had to be postponed due to lack of snow and high temps. That race will now be held Tuesday, December 22 starting at 11:00 A.M. Best wishes and good luck to all our skiers.
Congratulations and thanks all around for all the volunteer help running a great tournament. We had lots of good feedback about our beautiflly groomed trails and finest chalet on the ski circuit. Folks from all over Section 7 really enjoy coming to Ely for these events. Out skiers looked great at all levels. Off we go into the new season.
The snow Gods have smiled on us and Paula has informed the field that we can and will host our first ski race of the year, here at Hidden Valley as planned. We will need volunteer help to host this meet and many of you will have helped out in the past. For those who may be new ot Ely Nordic, here is a list of things we need and a path for you to join the fun. Thanks, Hans
The good news is we had a great general membership meeting last night at the Chalet. We enjoyed a tasty pot luck meal together and discussed our accomplishments of the last year and the outlook for this year. Lots of trail improvements were completed and the new landscaped garden in front of the chalet looks great. Membership in MYSL for this season stands at 112, which is great. Ski team membersip stands at 55 which is also great.
The bad news is that the weather is warm and there has been little snow. The first ski race of the year at Mt Itasca has just been postponed We are going to need a major snow dance.