Due the lack of snow as of this moment, EMPO is now planning on conducting an on-foot orienteering event with no-snow or minimal-snow. IF we get a sudden dump of snow, in time for Pineridge to get trails ready, then we will revert to Ski-orienteering. A decision will be made on Thursday, posted on the web site, and e-mailed to all EMPO members and anyone else who has contacted me (Phil Hawkes-Teeter: firstname.lastname@example.org ) for information.
If the event is a Ski-O, then the basic information is that there will be four courses (distances are direct-line, not skiable trail distances; with non-binding age/sex suggestions):
So stay tuned, and if you come (and you should!) be sure to read over the final rules before heading out onto the course.
Final note: If it’s a Foot-O, then we will use Foot-O pricing, rather than Ski-O pricing. However, we are not allowing the “White/Yellow Exception” this time, so everyone (except people who have never been to an EMPO event before) will be required to use electronic timing, and so some may need to rent an “SI stick” for $2.
I think that covers it for now.