Sat, Feb 05 | Missoula County

Ski Orienteering at Lubrecht!

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Ski Orienteering at Lubrecht!

Time & Location

Feb 05, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Missoula County, Lubrecht State Experimental Forest, Montana 59823, USA

About the Event

Join us for Grizzly Orienteering's first-ever Ski Orienteering event at Lubrecht Experimental Forest!

What is it?

Use a custom-made map of Lubrecht's 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. If you've never tried Ski Orienteering before, then registration is free for you. 

Still unsure? 

Check out this short video showcasing ski orienteering at the international elite level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1SggdsbHlk

Date and Time

The event will take place Saturday February 5th 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.

Location

The event will be staged at the main cabin camp at Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Follow orienteering signs from Highway 200.

Covid-19 Precautions We suggest wearing 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.

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. The compasses will be sanitized after each use. 

Please bring your own skis, boots, and poles. Any skiing style is permitted.

Wear clothing that is comfortable for activities in the woods and  off-trail and appropriate for the expected temperatures. Please bring your own snacks and hydration. A limited supply  of single-serving snacks will be provided, but due to Covid-19  precautions, selection and supply will be limited. Also due to Covid-19  precautions, water will NOT be provided. Please bring an adequate  supply of liquid.

Courses You will be able to select from three different maps (courses):  Short (2.5km), Medium (4km), and Long (6.5km) courses. The distances indicate the shortest, straight-line  distance for visiting all the checkpoints and returning to the finish. You  will certainly cover more distance than that. All checkpoints are on groomed trails, but your route can utilize any trails and roads, as well as shortcuts through terrain, if you so choose. 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.

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.

Electronic "punching"

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!

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  • Standard Group Entry
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  • Member Individual Entry
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  • Member Group Entry
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  • Junior Entry
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  • Kid Entry
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  • First Event
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  • Volunteer
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