Map and Compass games do not take a break for winter.  If you have tried Orienteering on foot through the forest then you know the basics: use a map and a compass to locate markers (controls).  For Ski-O, most of the controls are along groomed trails.  It seems simple enough to follow a map along trails to reach the controls, but savvy course setters will make sure participants have route choice options that make shortcuts inevitable if they are competitive.

Skate or Classic?  Everyone knows that given the right conditions, Skate Skiing is faster, yet there are conditions and maps that would be better overcome with waxing and bushwhacking.  Why don’t you bundle yourself up for an event and find out?

If you are in New Hampshire, check out http://www.upnoor.org/

In greater New York,visit http://cnyo.us.orienteering.org/ 

Vermont is hosting the championships this yearhttp://orienteeringusa.org/us-teams/ski 

Lake Tahoe http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/2011/Ski-O_Series

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