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Course Layout- The "Sweat-er" @ Mount Cardigan

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Current Conditions: posted by AMC

Schedule: (location = AMC lodge, unless otherwise specified)
9:30    = Registration & bib pick-up opens.
10:30  = Registration & bib pick-up closes; pre-race briefing begins.
10:55  = Meet outside lodge, boots & skis on, ready to skin.
11:00  = Start!
2:00    = Results, with prizes for the full course's top finishers.

Mass start near the lodge:
  • Skins already on skis.
  • Determination on race morning whether start is skis already on or "Le Mans"-style (i.e., sprint on foot to lined-up skis).
  • Follow green- and red-flagged wands, which correspond to the green skintrack (Bailey Brook Ski Tr > Holt-Clark Cutoff > Clark Tr > PJ Ledge) and the red ski descent (Alexandria Ski Tr > reskin briefly at Grand Jct > Kimball Ski Tr), with possible yellow-flagged bootpack to be added).
  • Note that uphill route is entirely separated from downhill route *except* for the route cross at "Grand Junction" -- which is also the transition after descending the Alexandria Ski Trail for a brief skin up the Kimball Ski Trail before descending again.
  • Transition zones between modes are indicated by change in flag color, and also by wands with blue-on-white symbols for skinning and skiing, plus possibly also blue dye on the snow.
  • Each lap is 1,400' vertical gain/loss (including the short ascent at the beginning of the Kimball trail).
  • Full Competitive Course = 3 laps for 4,200' vertical.
  • Shorter Recreational Course = 1 or 2 laps.
  • Layout subject to change based on conditions during flagging the prior afternoon and early on race morning.