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Posted: January 21, 2013

Dirtbag Festival Ski-O Ski O

The Kootenay Orienteering Club is excited to team up with the Kimberley Nordic Club to host a ski-orienteering race on March 9, at the Kimberley Nordic Center.

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Ski orienteering is a chance to test both your skiing and navigating skills as you choose your route between checkpoints.  The Kimberley Nordic Center is an ideal venue for this event with numerous trail options within a small area that range from double track classic and skate trails to single track classic. This is a fun event for all ages and skill levels for both individual and team entries including a special category for families.  The course will be marked on a 1:10,000 scale map specially prepared for this event where participants use electronic punch keys to log their progress around the course.  Instruction will be provided to beginners prior to the race.

Race registration/check-in is 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. and the race starts 10 a.m.

Please pre-register to smooth the registration on the race day.

Host:  Kootenay Orienteering Club (KOC) affiliated with Orienteering Canada (OC).

Race Format: point to point ski-orienteering.  All controls points are located along ski trails and must be visited in order.

Race Categories: 
Long Distance / moderate elevation change: 11 ~ 12 km

Medium Distance / moderate elevation change: 5 ~ 6 km

Short Distance / little elevation change : 3.0 km ( perfect for families with young children)

Fees: Members and membership refers to being a 2013 member of the Kootenay Orienteering Club or another club affiliated with Orienteering Canada.

Individual Entry Fee 17 & over:
•    $10 per entry (2013 members)
•    $15 per entry (non members) includes 2013 membership

Individual Entry Fee 16 & under:
•    $5 per entry (2013  members)
•    $10 per entry (non-members) includes 2013  membership

Family / Team Entry Fee*:
* Applies to a family or team skiing together as one group
•    $15 per team / family
plus: $5 person/KOC membership fee, for non-2013 members

No payment required until March 9 between 9 & 9:45 a.m.

Thank you for pre-registering. Registrations after March 4 will be subject to a $2 late fee per entry.

Why Dirtbag Festival?
The Dirtbag Film and Spoken Word Festival takes place in Kimberley this same weekend.  Check out http://www.dirtbagfestival.com/HOME.html

This event has an external website: http://tinyurl.com/dirtbagskio

Event Information

Organizer: Colin Squirrell (Organizer)

Map: Kimberley Nordic Ski-O

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