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GHN-ADK Skiathlon, Gore Ski Bowl, North Creek, NY

Sunday, January 6. 10am race start, 10/5k Classic, mass start. 5k Freestyle race starting after.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 24F, temps at start 31. Manmade snow with fresh snow mixed in, machine groomed. Cloudy, little chance of precipitation.

Glidewax: Apply LF8 Blue, scraping while still warm and brushing. Apply HF4 Red, scrape and brush.

Topcoat: Apply HF11 block by crayoning the fluor onto the ski base. Iron through a piece of fiberlene, and hand-cork before brushing and polishing. Also fine to simply hand- or Roto-cork the HF11. Alternate topcoat: HFxt Purple Gel Finisher, hand-corked and brushed.

Gripwax: Sand grip zone, apply a layer of Base Wax. After Base cools, apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue. Then apply 2-3 layers of RF Racing Violet, covered with a thin layer of either RF Red or FHF60 Red.