UPDATE10:45AM Sat : In order to be more hygienic, we will have some prepackaged snacks, candy, tangerines, and some beverages. Unfortunately we won’t have bulk pickles which is a Finnish snack. Bring your own lunch. We will supply hot dogs for grilling at the BBQ but discourage a potluck because of the sharing of many dishes/utensils. Stay healthy and active!
Our 5th annual Border 2 Border Ski Event, inspired by a 500KM classic ski event across Finland, will be held ONCE AGAIN this Sunday March 15th, concluding at Mendenhall Campground/Skaters Cabin. This is NOT a race but a chance to enjoy all of our groomed ski trails on the same day!
We start (with the Finnish Flag, and a bib to log your kilometers) at the North Douglas Pioneer Road, move to Eaglecrest Lower Loop parking lot and swim along to the Salmon Creek. Yes Salmon Creek is a new ski destination. Hike your skis up the hill and ski back this gorgeous valley (bring classic gear just case we can’t get a skate lane rolled). Next up is Montana Creek followed by Mendenhall Campground. There will be Finnish-themed signs and flags.
Here’s the B2B schedule:
North Douglas Pioneer Road: 8:00-9:30 11 km (bring your rock skis)
Eaglecrest Lower and Upper Loops: 9:30-12:00 (Bring your Eaglecrest Nordic Pass and park in the lower loop lot) 12 km
Salmon Creek 12:30-1:30 (use the turnoff heading north before the hospital intersection) 7 km
Montana Creek: 2:00-4:00 6 km
Campground:4:00-6:00 3 km
Skaters Cabin 5:00-6:00 Party, fire and BBQ. PRIZES to follow after 5PM.
Ski at all of the trails if you are able, 39 km!
Ski as much as you want at each trail or just your favorites, but do come to Skaters Cabin for the celebration of a great Nordic ski season!! See the website for more info and any updates. jnski.org