Wednesday, December 26, 2007

2007-08 Local Nordic and Junior Team Schedule

For the 2007-08 ski racing season. Intermountain Division qualifying races for Junior Nationals are denoted with asterisks (*). Age classes are OJ (Older Junior) ages 18-19; J1 ages 16-17; J2 ages 14-15; J3 ages 12-13; J4 ages 10-11; J5 ages 8-9; and J6 ages 6-7. ASMS refers to 2008 American Ski Marathon Series. Major local events in bold.




Sunday, Dec. 8 Winterstart Galena Lodge
Saturday, Dec. 22 Holiday Pursuit and Classic Races Lake Creek, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22 Christmas Bonfire Party for SVSEF kids, families Lake Creek, 5-8 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 28-Jan. 6 World Jr./Scandinavian Cup Team Trials Houghton, Mich.
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 28-Jan. 6 2008 U.S. Cross Country Championships/USSA Super Tour Houghton, Mich.
Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 2-3 Girls' Devo Team Overnight Yurt Trip Boulder Yurt
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 4-5 Boys' Devo Team Overnight Yurt Trip Boulder Yurt
Saturday, Jan. 5 Prairie Creek Snowmaker Classic Prairie Creek trails, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5 Tamarack Loppet Tamarack Resort, Donnelly
Saturday, Jan. 12 Idaho Nordic Series Teton Ridge Classic Driggs (
Saturday, Jan. 12 U.S. National Winter Trails Day Nationwide
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 18-19 Soldier Hollow JN qualifier* Soldier Hollow, Utah
Skate sprints Jan. 18; classic mass start 5/10/15k Jan. 19
Saturday, Jan. 19 Ski Free Day Wood River trail system
Sunday, Jan. 20 Ski the Rails Wood River trail system
Saturday, Jan. 26 Billy Goat Loppet SVSC Championship Race Billy's Bridge
Saturday, Feb. 2 33rd ASMS Wells Fargo Boulder Mountain Ski Tour Galena Lodge
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-3 Bozeman JN qualifier* Bozeman, Mont.
Classic sprints Feb. 2; skate intervals 5/10/10k Feb. 3
Sunday-Sunday, Feb. 3-10 2008 FIS Nordic Junior Worlds/U-23 World Championships Szczyrk/Wisla, Poland
Saturday, Feb. 9 Teton Mountaineering Moose Chase Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Mt. Resort
Sunday, Feb. 10 Papoose Club Quigley Cup Hailey (devo races)
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17 McCall JN qualifier* McCall, Idaho
Skate intervals 5/10/15k Feb. 16; classic intervals 5/5/5 Feb. 17
Saturday, Feb. 16 27th Payette Lakes Ski Marathon Bear Basin, McCall (634-5691)
Sunday, Feb. 17 Intermountain JN team named After McCall races
Saturday, Feb. 23 ASMS American Birkebeiner XXXVI Hayward, Wisc., 52k
Saturday, Feb. 23 ASMS Yellowstone Rendezvous West Yellowstone, Mt. (406-646-9379)
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 23-24 Prep Team Overnight Yurt Trip Sawtooths
Saturday-Friday, March 1-7 2008 Masters World Cup of Nordic Skiing McCall, Idaho
Saturday-Sunday, March 1-2 Western States J3/J4/J5 Youth Ski Festival Lake Creek trail system
Wednesday-Saturday, March 5-8 55th NCAA Nordic Ski Championships Bohart Ranch, Bozeman, Mont.
Wednesday-Sunday, March 5-9 New England J2 Championships Comp Team J2s to Jackson, N.H.
Thursday-Saturday, March 6-8 Bill Janss Pro-Am Sun Valley
Sunday-Saturday, March 9-15 USSA Chevrolet Cross Country Junior Olympics Anchorage, Alaska
Sunday, March 16 ASMS California Gold Rush Royal Gorge, Ca.
Friday, March 28 2008 U.S. Cross Country Championships (15k/30k pursuit) Birch Hill, Fairbanks, Ak.
Sunday, March 30 2008 U.S. Cross Country Championships (30k/50k free) Birch Hill, Fairbanks, Ak.
Friday, April 4 Annual X-C Team Devo/Prep Awards Wood River High, Hailey
Saturday, April 5 Annual X-C Team Comp Awards Wood River High, Hailey

NOTE—The schedule for the 2008 Chevy Truck U.S. Cross Country Championships (short distance) at Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center in Houghton, Mich.: On Tuesday, Jan. 1, freestyle 5/10k; on Thursday, Jan. 3, classic 10/15k; on Saturday, Jan. 5, freestyle sprint; on Sunday, Jan. 6, classic team sprint.

Here's the schedule for the 2008 USSA Chevrolet Cross Country Junior Olympics at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Ak.: On Monday, March 10, classic sprint; on Wednesday, March 12, classic mass start; on Friday, March 14, freestyle interval; on Saturday, March 15, freestyle relay.

Here's the schedule for the 2008 Masters World Cup at McCall: On Saturday, March 1, classic 10/15/30k; on Sunday, March 2, freestyle 10/15/30k; on Monday, March 3, classic and freestyle 5/10k; on Wednesday, March 5, classic/freestyle relays; on Thursday, March 6, classic 15/30/45k; and on Friday, March 7, freestyle 15/30/45k.

This is the ninth season for the Bend (Ore.)-based American Ski Marathon Series (541-382-3503)....For a Payette Lakes Marathon entry form, write Little Ski Hill, P.O. Box 442, McCall, Idaho 83638 or visit the Web site.

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