Over the past few weeks, we have had reports of snow fall across the country. We
heard of people being able to get out on their skis, at least temporarily, in places like Oregon, Minnesota, and New England.
But the elite skiers of North America have had their eye on the weather in
Fairbanks, Alaska for the past few weeks. As sure as the geese will fly south,
the US Ski Team, the Canadian Ski Team, and many other top skiers always fly
north to Fairbanks at this time of year for early season skiing.
it can be to rollerski in Fairbanks). Then, Dave says, "on Sunday it
snowed enough to to make roller skiing impossible and skiing almost possible."
The team was able to ski at the University of Alask Fairbanks on Sunday, mainly
on frozen Smith Lake.
John Estle reports that, with the new snow received, they have been able to
roll several kilometers of trails at Birch Hill as of noon Monday. He says,
it's "not great skiing, but it's a start." More snow is predicted
in the next two days.
Because of the effort that the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks puts into keeping
their trails smooth during the offseason, they are able to have good skiing
with only a few inches on snow.
The US Ski Team has also just arrived in Fairbanks. The first Nor Am SuperTour races of the year are scheduled
for Fairbanks on November 8 & 9.
The webcam at Birch Hill is not currently operational, but you can check snowfall
in Fairbanks by visiting the downtown
webcam at the Daily News-Miner.