Snowy week helps trail conditions for the White Pine Stampede
ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- The 43rd White Pine Stampede took place in Antrim County Saturday morning.
The event features three cross country ski races, a 10k, a 20k, and a 45k.
This was the first year the event took place without the founder Jack McKaig who passed away last year.
His wife Beth took over as director this year.
Participants started behind Mancelona High School and finished at Shanty Creek.
For many skiiers, this was not their first time taking part in the White Pine Stampede.
"The course is great cause it's a point to point ski so it's just kind of a fun course and just kind of the comradery and skiing with other skiers and just having a good time. A lot of my family either volunteers or has done the race so it's just kinda fun to come back year after year and hopefully come back as many years as I can", said Susan DeLiso, who has taken part in the 10k race for the past couple of years.
"It's amazing just getting out there and the takeoff like and the friendships that you make and coming back every year and seeing everybody," those are the reasons Tricia Young keeps coming back to participate in the event.