October 2016  A new rule for classic skiers at the elite level is sparking chatter. The 83% rule for pole length compared to body length (with ski boots on) has been established to preserve classic technique. Read about it here FIS Rules for Shorter Poles  in this Faster Skier article. Sounds like a great way to sell more ski poles. Hopefully, we are 83% closer to the start of winter.  It has snowed in October in PA in the past.  So maybe Pennsylvanians have an 83% chance of skiing in October this year. The cross-country ski season is just around the corner.  

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  • October 3, 2016
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  • October 3, 2016
    https://t.co/wb5gWG2S0p — FIS Rules for Shorter Classic Poles to ‘Defend Classic Technique’ (Updated) https://t.co/AVnsOQA6En
  • September 7, 2016
    Sharp contrast from east to west - Canadian Weather Blog Nice knowing that it can still snow in September in N.Amer. https://t.co/4ktgDXMD4z