Event Details For:
Tenth Annual Jim & Mil Plant Memorial Ski-O & Snowshoe-O at Frisco Peninsula (Frisco)
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Meet Director: Doug Berling
Course Setter: Sharon Crawford
Course Vetter: N / A
E-Punch Coordinator: Doug Berling
Pre-Registration Deadline: 10:00 pm MDT on Thursday, January 24th, 2019
[List of Registered Runners]
Note: This meet has been designated as the Jim & Mil Plant Memorial Ski-O and Snowshoe-O meet.
Permit Status: As of 1/8/2019, our US Forest Service permit review for this event is stalled due to the federal government shutdown. If we do not receive USFS permit approval before our meet date, then we will make this a training event and/or the courses will stay within the limits of Frisco Town property.
Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is required for this meet. Use the form at the bottom of this page.
The pre-registration deadline is 10:00 pm on Thursday, January 24th.
RMOC Members Only: Expedite meet check-in with a year-long waiver for 2019. [Details]
Beginners: This will be a great event for orienteering beginners, since it'll mostly be on trails.
Basic beginner orienteering instruction will take place at 10:00 am and 11:00 am in the vicinity of the Registration table. When you register, let a volunteer know that you would like Beginner Instruction.
Schedule: Our standard Saturday meet schedule will be extended to allow participants to do multiple courses, if desired:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm · Registration in the Nordic Center Lodge.
· Ski-O and Snowshoe-O participants can start on the deck outside the Lodge at any time during this time period.
10:00 am & 11:00 am · Beginner orienteering instruction. 2:00 pm · All courses close. For safety reasons and out of consideration for the event volunteers, you must return to the Finish by 2:00 pm even if you haven't completed your course.
Ideas from Amy Varble: "After orienteering in Frisco, go see the sculptures at the . Finish your night at Spontaneous Combustion in Frisco with a bonfire, music, and fireworks, and buy chili to support the Summit Nordic Ski Club!"
Courses: We'll offer three courses for both XC Skis and Snowshoes: Short, Medium, and Long. These courses will have the standard point-to-point format where you find all the controls, in the order specified on the map, and the fastest time wins.
· After you've gone out on skis, you can go out again on snowshoes if you wish, and vice versa.
· Skiers may use classic XC skis or skate skis. Both skis and snowshoes can be rented at the Frisco Nordic Center. [Rental Details]
· There won't be any water or refreshments on any of the courses, so plan to bring your own (CamelBak, water bottle, etc.).
- You are allowed to ski and snowshoe off trail.
- Snowshoes must always keep to the outer edge of the groomed and classic ski tracks (outside the parallel grooves). Snowshoes may not walk in the middle of the ski trails or on the groomed tracks. Walking on the groomed tracks could get us disqualified from using the Frisco Nordic Center in the future. Thank you for respecting this rule.
Event Fees: Our standard meet fees will apply; please refer to the table below.
A Frisco Nordic Center trail pass will also be required. Adult trail passes will be discounted for our event (discounted price is TBD; regular price is $25 for ages 13-64, $20 for ages 65 and older, and FREE for kids age 12 and under).
You are invited to stay and use the Frisco Nordic Center's trails for the rest of the day after you complete your orienteering course.
Status Age Course RMOC Meet
RMOC Member All Ages All Courses $11.00 Non-Member Junior (under 18) All Courses $11.00 Adult (18 and over) Short $11.00 Medium & Long $15.00 E-Punch Discount (if you have your own -- where to buy) – $3.00 Extra Maps (for teams) $3.00 Extra Courses (same person doing multiple courses on the same day) $5.00 Compass Rental (collateral required -- car keys, driver's license, etc.) $1.00 Safety Whistle Purchase $1.00
Note: Teams only pay one registration fee per team (plus the cost of any extra maps they want; one map is included in the team registration fee).
Volunteers: Please contact RMOC President Doug Berling if you can help out at the meet -- email. If you volunteer, you can still complete a course. The following roles need to be filled:
- Registration Table;
- Beginner Instruction;
- E-Punch Timing; and
- Control Pick-Up.
Notes from the Course Setter:
Come try Ski- and Snowshoe-Orienteering! This is the Scandinavian sport of map-reading and navigation on XC skis or snowshoes. It can be a serious competition for elite skiers, or a fun map-reading excursion for non-competitive participants. In either case, the objective is to read the map provided to you, visit each checkpoint location, and return to the finish. A typical Advanced course may take one or two hours to complete; less time will be required for for Beginner and Intermediate courses.
All controls will be located on trails. But, back by popular demand, there will be some "bushwhack" possibilities for those hearty (foolhardy?) souls who want to try cutting through the woods in some places between trails, rather than skiing around.
Controls will be marked on the map with red circles; in the terrain, controls will be identified with orange and white flags. There are no control descriptions in ski-orienteering, but each control will have a code. Make sure you punch the correct control by matching the code against your map or clue sheet.
Careful map reading and route choice is the key to orienteering. Will bushwhacking save time over a longer route on groomed trails? Can an experienced orienteer out-navigate an expert skier? Come try it and have some fun! Beginners are especially welcome.
General Information: "The Frisco Nordic Center has 45 km of groomed, mapped, and marked Classic and Skate trails as well as 18 km of singletrack snowshoe trails that traverse the shores of Lake Dillon with scenic overlooks. We have dog friendly snowshoe trails for dogs on a leash."
There is plenty of snow this year, including trails on the upper peninsula. Some trails in the open beetle-kill logged areas are a bit windswept, but provide fantastic views.
- Local Weather Forecast: NOAA.gov
- Driving Directions: Take I-70 to Exit 203. Follow Route 9 south towards Breckenridge for two miles. Watch for signs to turn left into the Frisco Nordic Center.
Pre-Registration FormOnline pre-registration has closed, but you can still participate. Please register when you arrive at the meet. You may have to draw your course on a blank map.
Current date and time: 2019-05-20 06:49:40