>Karl Saidla races for XC Ottawa www.xcottawa.ca He will be racing this week in the Canmore World Cup
Reentering the stadium
5k Olympic course (used for Individual Start 10km (W) and 15km (M) on Thursday.
Upon exiting the stadium the racers begin the climb up the aforesaid â€œmountainâ€. To give you an idea of where this is, essentially, it is the hill behind the old scoreboard, or the one on the left hand side of the stadium as you ski out of it. The skier will travel primarily uphill until about 2.8km. There are roughly three places that involve a minimal loss of elevation before the high point of the course. While the maximum climb is listed at 66m, the difference in elevation between the start and the high point is about 75m, making for some tough going indeed.