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April Fools Day XC ski and/or Snow Shoe

Let's see what Mother Nature has in store for April Fools...conditions favorable for skiing or perhaps snow shoeing or both!  We'll plan on leaving from the Nordic Center and skiing or snow shoeing to Todd Lake and back (~5 miles).  Metal edges may be required for skiers and the ski will change into a mandatory snow shoe event if I think it is too icy for a safe ski.  

Lights will be mandatory although I don't anticipate needing them.  Please check back on this site to see if there are any changes due to weather or snow conditions prior to heading out to the meet-up! Please indicate in your RSVP if you are only ski or only snow shoe.  I anticipate that perhaps we can have two groups heading out at the same time with two leaders.  If the conditions are not great for skiing I'll cancel the ski and we'll only do a snow shoe.  The pace will be intermediate and we won't be stopping much at all as this is a cross training event.

If it is unusually cold, please plan on bringing something warm to drink at Todd Lake and always review Gary's list of winter riding/skiing/snow shoe essentials.

*Rules of the Ski*

No Plus 1’s. To participate in a BACE Meetup activity, you must be a member of the BACE Meetup Group and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, and first aid supplies necessary for the activity. Skiing activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.  Dogs are not permitted on this activity.

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By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Skiing can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its’ members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each participant attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.

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  • Tim W.

    Absolutely fantastic! Amazing conditions, great group and taco Tuesday! Thanks Pat

    April 1, 2014

  • Mike S.

    What a fantastic ski - some of the best conditions of the year! And that whole Taco Tuesdays thing ain't too shabby!

    April 1, 2014

  • Pat

    The snow was perfect and the group was great! Thanks Ron and Lee for breaking trail and everyone for the great laughs.

    April 1, 2014

  • Jay M

    Outstanding snow and group for this fun activity. Thanks Pat for leading!

    April 1, 2014

  • Patti

    I had so much fun. Perfect conditions! Thanks Pat and thanks for breaking trail Ron!

    April 1, 2014

  • Patti

    Lee and I will meet you at the Nordic Center parking lot at 5:30.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Laurie G.

    My skis don't have metal edges. Will they still work?

    March 28, 2014

    • Pat

      Since there will be new snow it should not be icy so I think your skis will be fine.

      March 31, 2014

  • neil

    so if I sign up then no-show can I claim it was an April Fools prank?

    2 · March 24, 2014

    • Franni

      I was thinking there won't really be any snow at all...just Pat fooling on us!

      March 24, 2014

    • Ron

      Neil …. if you showed up it would be an April Fools prank :-D

      1 · March 30, 2014

  • Tim W.

    XC ski only

    March 29, 2014

  • Patti

    Lee and I would rather XC ski.

    March 28, 2014

  • Bill Morgan and Sue M.


    March 28, 2014

  • Bill Morgan and Sue M.

    Both of us

    March 28, 2014

  • Jill G


    March 19, 2014

  • Franni

    Snow shoe for Todd Lake!

    1 · March 18, 2014

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