With Regret & Apologies,
Despite that skiing is very good on a majority of the trails in Ponderosa State Park, conditions throughout portions of our primary and backup race course are not good enough to run a race.
Due to trail conditions in these areas and the forecast for next week, the McCall Nordic Ski Club has made the decision to cancel the 2018 McCall Re-Mastered Event. As most of you are aware it has been less than a stellar start to the Nordic ski season throughout the West. Our small group of volunteers responsible for putting this event on are dedicated to running a simple and well executed event. In order to do so, we rely heavily on our partnership with Ponderosa State Park. The current conditions at Ponderosa State Park will not support either of our primary or secondary race course alternatives and the club is un-willing to run racers through those portions of the course that may be un-safe or potentially damaging to participant’s equipment.
The club considered moving the event to Bear Basin, however the Remastered event has always been a success because we have a great partnership and event support from Ponderosa State Park. Without the State Parks assistance and support with race setup, grooming, aid stations, course markings, and event tear down this event would be un-sustainable without paid staff or many more volunteers.
With that as background we are not currently setup to easily move the venue to another location. However, we are committed to the event and are already working towards 2019 and a third backup plan which would involve a move in venues should conditions be similar next year.
Please mark your calendar for January 19, 2019 and join us for this great event one year from now. We will use this time to ensure it is an event you won’t want to miss as a nordic skier. Information will be updated shortly on our website and refunds will be issued to those that have already pre-registered for the 2018 event.
With Sincere Apologies,
The McCall Nordic Ski Club