April 19, 2014
We groomed one final time for the Easter Holiday. All trails at Countyline in addition to Scales Lake Road, Kannah Crossing, Vista Valley and Arroyo are groomed for skating. No classic tracks have been set.
Busted Lung 50K Cancelled
The difficult decision was made yesterday to cancel the Busted Lung 50K event scheduled for Saturday April, 5th. The action was based on the fact there were only a few racers who pre-registered for the event. In consideration of the expense and manpower required to host a quality 50K event we could not proceed in hopes that a large field of skiers would just show-up and register Saturday morning.
Thank you to those who committed early for your understanding.
The Busted Lung will definitely happen next season, so mark the same weekend on your 2015 calendar and please pre-register.
Register now for the Busted Lung 50K
Just a reminder that early registration closes one week from tomorrow (April 3rd). The Busted Lung is a fundraising race for the GMNC so please talk it up.
Don’t worry if you can’t ski 50K because there is a 30K and 15K option for this freestyle event. There will be great prizes at the post race raffle and awards ceremony to be held at the Rockslide Brewery following the race.
For you out of town racers, the Doubletree hotel has extended their awesome $89 room rate for Busted Lung racers. To reserve your room go here.
Members of the Grand Mesa Nordic Council will receive a $10 discount on their entry fee, so register now.
For more detailed information stay on this website and go to 2013-2014 race schedule….Busted Lung 50K.
If you have questions or need further information please contact Toby at email@example.com
Hope to see you there!!
Members Potluck this Saturday
All GMNC members are invited to attend the end of the season potluck and get together this Saturday from 12pm-2pm at the Skyway warming hut. GMNC will provided the drinks. This will be a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow nords and some of the Grand Mesa Nordic Council board members.
Come early and go for a spin. It looks like Saturday will be an awesome spring day on the Mesa.
Mesa Meltdown Results Posted
It was a fabulous day for ski racing at Skyway as the Mesa Meltdown wrapped up the GMNC Race Series. Results are now posted. But please note, racing is not ending on Grand Mesa this year with the Meltdown as we have added an awesome new season-ender marathon on April 5th. The Busted Lung 50K will not count for points in this year’s series but will count for great challenging fun. Help us inaugurate this event and take advantage of Skyway’s excellent late season conditions!
Highway 65 closure
A large rockslide in the canyon between I-70 and Mesa has prompted the closure of this section of Highway 65 through the weekend.
Skiers accessing the Grand Mesa from the Grand Junction side will have to go to DeBeque and then take the DeBeque cut off to Mesa and beyond. Be sure to leave extra time as it will be slow going with weekend traffic to Powderhorn.