Empire State Winter Games Ski-O 2024
Ski orienteering will once again be part of the Empire State Winter Games!
This year’s events will be held Feb. 2-4 in the Lake Placid area. Tentative ski-o schedule:
Friday, Feb. 2, 5:00 pm – Score-O Under the Lights, Cascade Ski Center, 4833 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
Saturday, Feb. 1:00 pm – Combined Event, Day 1, Cascade Ski Center, Lake Placid
Sunday, Feb. 4, 10:00 am – Combined Event, Day 2, Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center, 141 Country Club Lane, Lake Placid
Friday’s Score-O will have a 1 hour time limit.
Saturday and Sunday’s will be regular ski-o races. The time limit will be 2 hours. Results from both days will be combined and medals awarded to the top combined finishers. There will be no medals for each separate race.
All races will have pre-assigned start times.
All participants are eligible for Empire State Games medals.
See more information about Courses and Classes,
Registration is through OUSA’s Event Reg and is now open!
More information about Registration and Fees here.
The SI timing system will be used. All participants must use an SI timing card. SIAC (Air+) will be enabled but is not required. Regular SI timing cards will be available for rental through the online registration site and can be picked up in person at check-in on site. Rental cards will NOT be SIAC (Air+). Rental price is $5 per day with a $60 replacement cost if card is lost or not turned in.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Adirondack Foundation mapholders will be available free of charge to all participants 18 years of age and under. A limited number of mapholders will be available to participants older than 18 for rental at $10 per day or $25 for 3 events. These will be available on a first come, first served basis on site. Mapholders are available for purchase through a regular retailer of orienteering supplies.
There are embargoes on the following areas: Cascade Ski Center (entire trail system), Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center (entire trail system) and Mt. Van Hoevenberg (biathlon side only). Participants are prohibited from being in these areas anytime until the 2024 Empire State Games. A competitor racing in a regularly scheduled cross country or biathlon event may race in one of the specified areas before the ESGs but must stay on the official race course of their event.
In keeping with U.S.S.A and IOF regulations the use of fluoro waxes by all participants is prohibited.
Meet Directors – Janet Findlay & David Hunter
Mapper & Course Setter – David Hunter
Registrar – Janet Findlay
Course Vetters – Gabor Bobok & Laszlo Kolyvek
Check-in & Awards – Lina Gavrilova
Start Team – Bruce Glen & Elaine Glen
Timing – Kevin Fisher & Laszlo Kolyvek
Volunteers are always welcome! Please contact us if you’d like to help out.
We are most grateful to the Adirondack Sports Council, Empire Orienteering Club and Orienteering USA for their assistance and support, and to the Adirondack Mountain Club, Cascade Ski Center, Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center and ORDA for their cooperation in planning this event.
For further information please contact the Meet Director.
See the Empire State Winter Games website for more information about the 2024 Games!