Organizers: Rob Hughes (Organizer), Eric Luiker (Organizer)

Map: Killarney Lake

Pre-event notes, Mar 6, 10 pm

The ski trails are all intact with a good base after the recent thaw, and most have been groomed. Today conditions were good for skate and OK for classic with shallow classic tracks. Trails should be groomed again this evening and should be in good condition on the 7th. The trails will probably be best for skaters. Off-trail sections (fairly short) may be easiest on skin skis or on foot.


Event Format: Ski-O, Score Format

Take the challenge, have fun skiing the great Killarney trails while navigating to find the control points shown on your map. The map will show all groomed trails but no other trail identifying information.

Participants will have a fixed time period (90 minutes) to find as many controls as they can in any order they choose. Points are awarded for each control visited. Penalties are deducted if you return late (overtime) to the start area.

Skate or classic technique, it's up to you. The trails will be groomed for both. You need to supply your own ski equipment.


One course fits all. There will be close and easy controls and others far off and harder to get to. Attempt as many as you can to maximise your score in the time allowed.

  • Most controls will be on or close to groomed ski trails, but there should be scope for a little creative off-trail ski-whacking here and there to gain an edge on your opponents....

Note that there are several sections of course that are one-way only, these are signed and will be shown on the map. Direction of travel must be observed on these sections for safety reasons.


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Please pre-register before midnight March 5th. Register online (see the right hand side of this page) or by email with the organizer Event fees will be collected on-site (cash or cheque only).

Please provide:

  • Name
  • Club/Group (e.g. Wostawea, ONB, 1st Saint John Scouts, etc)
  • Course
  • SportIdent serial number (if available)

Being pre-registered means you have advised the organizers that you are coming, and we'll have your name pre-programmed into the event computer and your timing stick pre-assigned for pickup when you arrive.


Registration Fees will be collected at the meet site. On-site sign-in available from 09:30. Arrive in good time to get signed in, pay event fees, collect your map and SI timing unit, get briefed and have all your gear ready for the 10:30 am mass start.


Adults $15
Juniors (under 20) $10
Family Maximum $30

Note about Electronic Timing
SportIdentTM electronic timing equipment is used at all ONB events. Participants who do not have a SportIdentTM device will be provided with one. If the device is lost, there will be a $50 charge to recover the cost of the device.

More Info

There will be a pre-start briefing in the lodge basement about 10.15. Be there to get all essential information about how the event will proceed.

Check back to this web page for any last-minute changes due to weather.

No special equipment is needed (but see below). Dress as usual for the day. Don't forget a timing device (a watch, phone or whatever works for you) as the event has a time limit.

Managing your map

This is one item of 'special equipment' that you may want to think about. You will be skiing and navigating using your map - trying to hold it in one hand that is also holding a ski pole does not work very well, the map will get totalled and you stand a good chance of losing it as well. Pro ski orienteers use special map holders like this:

These are great, but expensive, and who has one? But there are alternatives that work well. It's easy enough to make a working ski-O map bag from a ziploc bag, some ductape and a couple of safety pins. We will have those supplies on hand. Canoe/adventure racing map cases are OK, but can flap around in your face and may be best if pinned to your clothing. Also, if wearing around your neck, replace the cord with elastic or do something to make sure it will break or pull free if it gets hooked on a branch.

There are some other ideas for map holders here.

After the event

We'll have some typical post-event food (buns, chili, soup, fruit etc) plus drinks on offer in the Lodge basement, and some impromptu prizes.


The Start/Finish is located at Killarney Lake Lodge, see map below.

Register on-site in the basement of the lodge.


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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