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Great conditions expected for ski race

Rain is never conducive to cross-country ski racing. The go together like oil and water.

Rain is never conducive to cross-country ski racing.

The go together like oil and water.

So there were more than a few ski racers jumping for joy when Friday morning's steady rainfall was replaced later in the morning by big bountiful snowflakes that left a healthy helping of slushy white stuff on the trails at Otway Nordic Centre.

With below-freezing temperatures predicted overnight, most of today and early Sunday morning, and no more precipitation expected, conditions should be perfect for the 120 racers who have signed up for Sunday's Caledonia Loppet.

The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club event caters to skiers of all ages and abilities, and they were given a choice of 30-kilometre, 15km, 7.5km and 3.5km races.

The race, for freestyle or classic technique skiers, starts at 9 a.m. Racing bibs will be available for pickup from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Skiers are being asked to bring donations of non-perish food items to help stock the Prince George Food Bank.

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