Warm up area and ski testing

Warm up area is located in the ski stadium. On Saturday (Middle distance) is permitted to warm up in outgoing Viljandi ski trail (see competition centre map).

On Sunday the use of named ski trail is prohibited for warm-up!

Near the stadium is located a small ski slope, where you can test the skis.

 

Start

Middle distance Start is located 500 meters from the ski stadium and ski trail rises 48 meters up. The organizers asks that the competitors going to start will take enough time because of rise - at least 5 min for adults, for children's 10 min. Classic distance start is in the ski stadium.

Middle distance K-point is located in the start. In classic distance is 70 meters to the K-point.

 

Attention!!! On the first day when going to start the trail intersects with competition ski trail. Please be careful and give way to the competitors already competing in competition.

 

Maps

Scale: Middle distance 1:5000, Long distance 1:10000; h 5m

Mapping: summer map Kalle Kalm October 2010, winter map Tõnis Erm winter 2010/2011.

 

Map change

On the first day (middle distance) is a map change in the classes M20, M21 and M35.

On the second day (classic distance) is a map change in the M18, M20, M21, M35, M45 and N21.

Competitors will have in the start two-sided map, first the competitors must take the first side (I circle) and later in the trail he/she must turn map by themselves to the right trail in the back side (II circle).

In the back side of the map is marked the starting point of the new map with starting triangle and the numbering of the controls will continue.

 

Competition Terrain

Holstre-Polli forest is located on Sakala uplands about 12km south from Viljandi. The difference between the highest and lowest point is 55m and in the one hillside 48m. The competition terrain is divided into two main parts.

 

First, the forested area which has the Holstre–Polli ski trails, these ski trails are one of the difficult trails in Estonia (opinion of the cross country skiers) because there are a few plain cuts and the descends are often curvy and technically complicated. Outside of the trails the forest is impassable for skiers, because of intertwined bushes, fir thicket and the deadfalls.

The second part of the landscape is formed by covering fields and hayfields, where the ski trail network is extremely dense.

 

Trail Network

Trail type

Length

Width

Track tractor trail (for ski skating)

15,5km

3-6m

Narrow sky skating trail

1km

2m

Snow sledge trail

43km

1,2-1,7m

Footpath

0,5km

0,5m

Snow covered road

4km

2,5m

 

Snow sledge trails are made when thaw was and the trails can carry skiers and ski poles. As a matter of fact the snow carries the skiers as well. There are plenty of rough trails and in the trails located in the forest are fallen down small tree pieces, rods and branches. The trails in the semi open areas are flat, wide and very fast.

 

Controls

Several controls are located close to each other (the distance between the controls can be 50 meters). In addition there are sudden trail reversals and intersections. Therefore it is advisable carefully to monitor the sequence numbers and identification numbers of controls.

 

Drinking point

In classic distance the competitors in classes N21, M18, M21 and M45 may put their own drink bottles near to the spectators’ control.

 

DANGEROUS PLACES!

 

Contrary ride in the descents and ascents of ski trails where descending competitor may have very high speed.

With the course planning the possibilities of the contrary rides are minimized but still there might be such areas, be careful.

In addition PLEASE BE CAREFUL, especially competitors of main classes, juniors, young veterans and young daring boys, there are competitors from classes MN12, MN14 and seniors. Nobody wants to get hurt.

 

!!!!! Steep and narrow descent !!!!!


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