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Snow dearth scuttles regional crosscountry ski event

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HAYWARD -- The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announced today that the BirkieTour scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 19, has been cancelled due to poor trail conditions and skier safety concerns.

The recent one-inch of new snow has not bonded to the ice base on the Birkie Trail. The new snow will be quickly sheared off, especially on downhills, exposing the solid ice trail base and creating hazardous ski conditions.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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