The ski tour at the groomed River Park Ski Trails in the Chena River Recreation Area scheduled for this Saturday, January 12, has been cancelled. (Tour described below.) Frigid temperatures and snow is forecast, making for a double whammy: Too cold to ski and too cold for the borough to groom the trails if it snows. Tour leader Lisa Stuby will try to reschedule for a later and warmer date.


Chena Lake Recreation Area Ski Tour

When: Saturday, January 12

Start time and place: 11 AM at the River Park Ski Trails

Estimated tour time: about 2 hours; we will ski the 5.5- and 4-kilometer loops

Description: Ring in the new year and ski the groomed classical ski trails that are nestled along the Chena River and the flood control collection channel. The trail system is flat with no hills, we just have to watch out for moose. While on the trails, for those of you doing the Fairbanks Winter Trails Challenge, we’ll also be looking for “The Sign”!

To get there, from North Pole follow Laurance Road to enter Chena Lake Recreation Area. Near the end of the road, turn left onto the River Park Road. Parking is at the pavilion on the left. Per the CLRA Winter Guide, no dogs are allowed on the ski trails.

Tour will be cancelled if temperature is -15F or lower at the airport (NWS website).

Leader: Lisa Stuby (371-6460,