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    • IMPORTANT: Change of Venue for Haywood NorAm/Kootenay Cup races in Rossland

      December 5, 2014

      Unsettled weather in the forecast and low snow conditions have forced organizers of the Haywood NorAm events planned for Rossland (Dec 13 & 14) and Whistler (Dec 20 & 21) to review their course options.

      In the short term, the Race Committee in Rossland have confirmed that races will be moved to the Biathlon trailhead located 7 km from the Blackjack turnoff.  The race formats for Saturday have been modified to now include classic technique sprints for Senior and Junior Men/Women.  Short distance interval start classic races will be offered to the younger categories.  The Sunday interval start races will go as planned in classic technique.  Please note there is limited infrastructure and no power at the biathlon venue.

      The situation at Whistler Olympic Park, site of NorAm and Selection races December 20 & 21 is also subject to low snow conditions.  Alternate sites in the BC interior are being explored while weather systems scheduled to impact the lower mainland this weekend are watched.  A decision on race location is pending early next week.

      Further updates regarding logistics, detailed schedule, course maps and maps to the new site outside of Rossland will be available at http://www.skiblackjack.ca/noram later Friday.