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DATE: January 21, 2023.

LOCATION: Don Allen Ski Trail system, located 20 km north of La Ronge on Highway 102 at the junction of Highway 102 & the Nemeiben Lake Road.


Registration Online: online at (or search for “Sask. Winter Games Team North Trials XC Skiing 2023”.

DEADLINE for online registration is THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2023, AT 7:00 P.M.

Late Registrations: Late registrations may be accepted at the discretion of the Race Organizing Committee.

Waiver: As part of the online registration process, racers (or their legal guardians on their behalf) will agree to the terms of Nordiq Canada’s “Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk


Click here for course map.


To be considered for selection for Team North XC Ski Team at the 2023 SWG you must:

  1. Compete in both the sprint and classic distance races on January 21, 2023

  2. Belong to a Cross Country Saskatchewan member ski club.

The team will consist of 3 - Junior Girls; 3 - Junior Boys; 3 - Senior Girls; and 3 - Senior Boys.
Final team selection/notification* will be made by email and phone on or before Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

*Team North coaches and manager reserve the right for the final selection of the team



To determine the top 3 in each category, we will use a formula combining classic distance and
skate sprint races – There are two sets of results as an example with times and points
calculated related to the winner's time. Less points earned, the better. This is a model
developed by the FIS. When comparing a distance race and a sprint race the F-Value which is
greater for distance races, meaning that if you finish 2 seconds behind in the distance race you will earn fewer points than if you finished 2 seconds behind in the sprint.



Racecourse for the classic distance event and skate sprint will be groomed and marked no later than Friday, January 20, at 4:00 p.m.

Free Technique Sprint Race with Mass Starts:

  • Start time: 11:00am sharp

  • Show up at: Racers are to be at the race venue by 10:00am for bib pick up and to be ready for the race.

  • Race office opens @ 10:00am at the Don Allen Trails and will remain open until the day’s official results are posted.

Classic Distance Race With Mass Starts:


  • Start time: 2:00pm sharp

  • Show up at: Racers are to be at the race venue by 1:00pm for bib pick up and to be ready for the race.

  • Race office opens @ 10:00am at the Don Allen Trails and will remain open until the day’s official results are posted.


A first coaches’ meeting will be held the morning of Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 10:30 am at the Don Allen Trails.



  • Junior M/F - born 2009, 2010, 2011 (ages 11, 12, 13)

  • Senior M/F - born 2006, 2007, 2008 (ages 14, 15, 16)



  • Free Technique Sprint – 700m (all categories)

  • Classic Distance Race:

    • Junior Boys/Girls – 5km (1 lap of 5km loop)

    • Senior Boys/Girls – 8km (1 lap of 5km + 1 lap of 3km loop)



An indoor wax room with electrical plug-ins suitable for irons will be available to coaches and athletes. However, race organizers reserve the right to control the number of persons in the wax room at any one time.

No Medium/High Fluoro (HF) Waxes: A reminder to all coaches, parents and competitors that the CCS High Performance Committee has directed that no Medium Fluoro or High Fluoro (powders, pucks, blocks, and liquid) are to be used in Sask Cup competitions. And no cold weather powder additives and hardeners are permitted. Low-fluoro waxes will be allowed. Structure tools are permitted.


Any coach or athlete protesting a race result shall file a Protest Form with the Race Secretary at the Race Office within 15 minutes following the posting of the unofficial result being challenged.



Food and drinks may be limited at the race venue. Athletes and other attendees are
expected to look after their own food and drink needs.


If the event competition is to be postponed (we have an alternative date of Saturday, January
28) or cancelled due to cold weather or other cause, the Event Organizing Committee will inform NSCRD as soon as practicable. The Event Organizing Committee will also endeavor to advise coaches and athletes as soon as possible. Primary notice of any postponement or cancellation will be made by posting a notice on the Cross Country Saskatchewan website, on the La Ronge Ski Club website at and on the Club’s Facebook page at “La Ronge Nordic Ski Club.”


La Ronge has six hotels/motels where skiers may book a room:


La Ronge Hotel & Suites Located on La Ronge Avenue (a busy hotel). Phone (306) 425-2190 to confirm rates and book.


Harbour Inn: Also located on La Ronge Avenue on the lake side 3 blocks east from the La Ronge Hotel & Suites (and next to the Legion Hall).  Quiet location.  Phone (306) 425-3262 to book.


Waterbase Inn: Located on La Ronge Avenue across from Robertson Trading.  Phone (306) 425-5550 to book.


Riverside MotelMotel located on the west side of Highway 2 just as you cross the bridge on the way into town.  Phone (306) 425-2150 for room rates and availability.


Drifters Motel: Motel located off Highway 2 just as you turn into La Ronge on Brown Street.  Phone (306) 425-2224 to book.


Eagle Point Resort: Resort is 2 kilometres north of La Ronge on Highway 102 and then 1.5 kilometres east on an access road.  Resort has 2-bedroom cabins available for winter use.  Phone (306) 425-2273 to book.


For more information regarding the race, skiers may contact Event Chair Gabe Andrews 306-425-8832 (evenings).

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