Officials in Fairbanks canceled the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Sunday morning after a section of trail was deemed impassible.
Race marshal Greg Parvin said the trail between Meier’s Lake and Sourdough had unusually deep snow conditions, with high winds and bitter cold.
Snowmachines trying to break a trail for the race kept getting stuck, and temperatures consistently remained 45 to 50 degrees F below zero.
Meanwhile the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks postponed the Wooly Rhino Open race because temperatures at Birch Hill Recreation Area were predicted to be between 20 and 30 below.
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