Central Cross Country Skiing and Telemark Resort recently reached agreement with the United States Ski Assn to host the final race of what is being billed as the Nor Am Super Tour. This is a series of FIS sanctioned (Continental Cup) cross country ski races beginning November 8 in Fairbanks, Alaska and ending at Telemark in late January, with stops in Fairbanks, West Yellowstone, Soldier Hollow , Presque Isle, ME, Rumford, ME and Itasca, MN. The work has already begun. John Aalberg has visited Telemark to check out the venue and make suggestions for the race courses, and the organizing committee is up and running. Dennis Kruse will be the Organizing Chair, Scott Wilson the Chief of Competition, Jack Jeffery the Technical Delegate, and Terry Tansey the Asst TD.
The races will bring many of the top skiers in North America to northern WI. The racing will start on Wed. the 21st of January with a 1km Sprint, and continue Sat/Sun Jan . 24 with a 3/5/10km Interval Start Skate and 25th with a 3/5/10/15km mass Start Classic. The Sprint will be held in the stadium bowl, with the others on the World Cup Trails. In addition to the Nor Am race categories, there will be Junior Olympic qualifying races, Central Collegiate points races, high school races, and citizen races. The Classic race will be tied to the previous week’s Seeley Classic in a best-of both format. We will need volunteers in many capacities to make these races a success and are hoping we can count on you to be a part of this exciting event. There is also a need for some volunteers on the days prior to the races.
Most of you graciously offered to volunteer for this series of competitions in Dec of 01. Unfortunately Mother Nature was not smiling on us that week. These January races should be in much better shape, with much less (albeit perhaps some) weather related anxiety. The Fever Trail and Telemark’s increasing snow making capabilities will insure a quality product.
As a special incentive, all volunteers responding positively to this invitation will receive a personalized outer garment by Hidden Bay Sports to identify you as an official during the event and throughout the year.
If you think you may be available to participate in all or part of this event please respond to this email. And if you know someone who may also like to be on our team please give them the information and have them contact us as well. If you are unable to join us please let us know that too so we can remove you from our mailing list. We hope we will be hearing from you soon.
Jan and Irv Berlin – Volunteer Coordinators