Sun, Feb 12|
Seeley Creek Nordic Trail System
Seeley Lake Ski-O
A new venue for Grizz-O! Free ski orienteering at Seeley Lake Nordic Trails.
Time & Location
Feb 12, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Seeley Creek Nordic Trail System, Seeley Lake, MT, USA
About the Event
What is this?
This is a ski orienteering event, hosted by Grizzly Orienteering with support from the Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Club.
Ski Orienteering, You Say?
Yes! In ski orienteering, participants use specially designed maps to navigate between a series of checkpoints on cross-country skis. Check out this brief video of a ski orienteering race.
Use a custom-made map of Seeley Lake ski trails and roads to find a series of checkpoints marked in terrain by orange-and-white flags. All checkpoints will be on trails, but you can choose any route you want to get there! You can try to ski hard and race for the fastest time, or go as slowly as you like, enjoying the challenge of picking the best routes and reading the map.
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. Please bring your own skis, boots, and poles. Any skiing style is permitted. All checkpoints are located on or near groomed ski trails, but occasional shortcuts through terrain or smaller trails may prove advantageous.
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. We recommend going out individually or in groups of no more than 2-3 so that everyone is able to get the hang of map reading and navigation.
Date and Time
The event will take place at the Seeley Lake Nordic Trails Sunday, February 12th 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.
Cost and Registration
As the first-ever ski orienteering event at Seeley, this event is FREE. Pre-registration is required, however. Please register here.
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 .
Seeley Lake Ski-O
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