Wax recommendations in, latest weather report looks perfect


Hot off the press from our friends at Toko and Swix – wax recommendations for the 2014 Great Bear Chase are in.

Both recommendations are based off of a favorable forecast, which pits race day with a high of 24 degrees fahrenheit, a low of 11 degrees and, as of Thursday early afternoon, no snow on race day. The temperature will be a little warmer today and Friday leading up to the race, but the weather is not expected to be above freezing at any point leading up to the race. Check out the full forecast below.


The Swedetown Ski Trails are in immaculate shape, and are being groomed on the daily.

Preregistration remains open until 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight. Those who take advantage of our online registration will save $15 as opposed to registering on site tomorrow. Registering ahead will also let racers receive an e-mail tomorrow morning with everything they’ll need to know about the race. All of that information will also be presented at registration tomorrow. The vast majority can be found on our online Race Guide. For those unsure of where to go for registration tomorrow, check out our directions page. There you’ll find a large map and a written description on how to get from Point A to Point B this weekend.

Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon