Sun, Dec 04|
Lubrecht Experimental Forest
Lubrecht Orienteering (Ski Orienteering!)
Registration is open!
Time & Location
Dec 04, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lubrecht Experimental Forest, 38689 MT-200, Greenough, MT 59823, USA
About the Event
Come on over for some December orienteering at the beautiful Lubrecht Forest. Due to the snow conditions and the planned grooming of Lubrecht ski trails, this will be a ski orienteering event! This is Day 2 of the GrizO December Weekend. For Day 1 information, see the corresponding event page.
Registration and Fees:
First-timers: $5, First-time groups: $10 (If first-timers wish to purchase memberships after the event, the cost of the event will be subtracted from the membership fee)
Standard event entry fee: $15 per individual; maximum of $30 for group
GrizO Member event entry fee: $8 for members; maximum of $15 for member group
Junior entry fee: $5 for youth aged 12-20
Kid entry fee: Free for kids under 12
Volunteer discount: Free for anyone who volunteers at a given event
Extra map for any additional group member who wants one: $2
Second course: Free
Compass rental: Free
Date and Time
The event will take place Sunday, December 4th between 11:00am-2:00pm. Starting time slots will be between 11am-1pm. Please arrive at your assigned time slot in order to help us run things smoothly and safely.
The event will be staged at Lubrecht Experimental Forest outside of Greenough, MT. The exact location is here. We will have an indoor space reserved for folks to warm up and socialize after the event.
Equipment We will provide specially created maps with pre-printed courses for each participant.We will also provide loaner compasses. Please return these when you are done. Any skiing style is permitted. All checkpoints are located on groomed trails, but occasional shortcuts through terrain or smaller trails may prove advantageous.
A limited number of Ski Orienteering map holders will be available for borrowing during the event. Please email email@example.com to request one ahead of time.
Courses You will be able to select from three different courses for the ski orienteering event: Short (~3km), Middle (~5km), Long (~7km). The courses are measured in straight lines. You will definitely end up skiing quite a bit further than the straight-line distance.
Beginner Instruction Beginner instruction will be provided by several experienced orienteers. If this is your first event, take a look at the "Newcomers" section of our website to get an idea of what to expect: https://www.grizzlyorienteering.org/newcomers .
Start and Finish You will need to check in with one of our volunteers at registration before proceeding to the start. Our volunteers will provide you with the appropriate map, a loaner compass if needed, and a loaner electronic timing chip and will keep track of who is out and doing which course. When you have found all the controls on your course, return to the finish and check in with a volunteer there. Even if you decide to quit your course before finding all the controls, please check in at the finish so we do not go out searching for you.
An e-punch records your race. At each control, you’ll dip the e-punch into an electronic box, which will beep and flash as confirmation. After you finish, you’ll download the e-punch at the download tent and get a receipt that shows which controls you visited and how long you took between each; these are your “splits.”
Part of the fun of orienteering is comparing your splits with people who completed the same course, and discussing the routes you took!
Covid-19 Precautions We recommend that you wear masks the entire time you are in the registration, start, and finish areas. Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in.For the purposes of beginner instruction, you will be assigned to one of our experienced volunteers. Please respect their space and maintain proper social distancing.
Standard Individual Entry
For non-member adults participating individually
Standard Group Entry
For non-member adult participant groups of two or more
Member Individual Entry
For adults members of GrizO participating individually
Member Group Entry
For two or more participating adults members of GrizO
For youth age 12-20
For kids 12 and under
For anyone who is participating in a GrizO event for the first time
First Event (Group Entry)
For any group that is participating in a GrizO event for the first time
For anyone who volunteers at this event