Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ski Race

We ended up with super weather and trails full of snow for our race this weekend.  We had 16 skiers ski through the park starting with a lap on the lake, going up the sledding hill to do four laps on the road, then coming down the sledding hill to finish with another lap on the lake. Total race distance was 27 km.  This was a freestyle race where most used the skate style of skiing but I believe we had four using the classic style.  

Thanks to North Iowa Nordic( for donating buffs to the racers.  Thanks to Brian Voss and Rod White for standing out there for hours helping direct skiers.  Thanks to Eric Rust for helping groom this 10" dumping of snow just a few days before.  Thanks to all of the people who brought food to share.  And thanks to all of the racers for giving this race a shot!

For more pictures see our facebook page under "pilot knob ski race".


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pilot Knob

The road and lake have just been groomed for both classic and skate style skiing.  There will be a race taking place throughout the park from 8:30 to about 11 AM.  Race headquarters is at the warming shed next to the sledding hill.  Should be a great weekend for skiing!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pilot Knob

The snow really set up well last night at Pilot Knob State Park.  Temperatures look great for tomorrow's race.  Should be a great weekend for skiing!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PK lake

The lake at Pilot Knob has been groomed for both classic and skating.  The road has been rolled again this morning and gone over with the leveling drag tonight.  The snow will probably take a couple days to set up nicely.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Pilot Knob Ski Race  February 6th 8:30am

27 km & 9 km freestyle race distances
$15.00 registration
Awards for top 3 overall male & female
All racers receive a buff from North Iowa Nordic
Lunch provided for racers & volunteers
Meet at the warming shed in Pilot Knob State Park

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Jeff Hovinga