As a special treat this week we have a Ski orienteering event on offer. A number of members have children in Hollyburn Jackrabbits and this event was originally scheduled for their participation. But once again the pin flags will be left up for a few days and we have loaded it into MapRunF so that all members can take advantage of the exercise.
You will need a valid Cross Country day pass which can be purchased on-line in advance from Cypress Mountain. Start and finish is in front of the Nordic Center Ticket booth where the host will check your pass.
This event is a score event - a choose your own adventure to try to get as many of the controls as possible in 2 hours. It should be plenty of time. BUT if you go in the evenings you can only get the controls on the lit trails - which is the lower part of the map. Controls are valued at
30 - 39 = 30
40-49 = 40
50 - 59 = 50 and a 30 point penalty for every minute late. We may readjust results manually if this is too harsh.
If you go in the daytime the whole area can be explored. All controls are on ski trails. Over the weekend there will be real controls hanging at the locations. Pinflags will be at the control sites from Friday until next weekend or until they are covered in snow. To make it a little easier the event is available in MapRunF and can be downloaded from Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver >Hollyburn Ski O.
For information on using the MapRunF app see the information in "Virtual Orienteering". If you want to follow your track turn on Display Track and Display Current Location prior to passing through the start.