By Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A city-owned outdoor recreational area in Waterville has canceled its opening cross-country ski race due to a lack of snow stemming from unseasonably warm temperatures.

The Morning Sentinel reports ( ) the ski course at Quarry Road Recreation Area was closed to NENSA Zak Cup racers on Sunday “due to the continued warm weather.”

It remained open to the public for whoever wanted to try to ski on what little man-made snow was left on the ground.

Quarry Road officials say a short dip below freezing temperatures on Saturday helped keep nearly a half-mile of trails padded with a base of 3 to 12 inches of snow.

The recreational area boasts more than six miles of cross-country ski trails and is open year-round.


Information from: Morning Sentinel,

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