Contact: Scott Wilson
Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC)
Program Manager
December 6, 2001


Update on NorAm Races at Telemark

    From Luke Bodensteiner, USSA Nordic Director:
    Athletes and Coaches,

    The Telemark Nor/Am will take place as scheduled, Dec. 12-16.

    Snow conditions are thin, but a manmade loop (2.5km) is being prepared, and will be ready with minimal snowmaking. Snowmaking will begin at 8:00pm with 4 snow guns, and current forecasts predict at least 36 hours of snowmaking temperatures.

    Additionally, snow is predicted for Friday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The World Cup trails need approx. 4-6 inches of additional snow to open, which is likely. If they can be opened, the races will take place on those trails.

    A good training loop of about 5-6 km is skiable right now, about 10 minutes from Telemark at the Drummond Ski Trail. Terrain there is very easy, and not ideal for racing, but the snow is skiable.

    More updates will come as necessary.

    Luke Bodensteiner