Eldorado organizers hoping for more snow before Jan. 23

Sandra Hannah isn't planning on doing any skiing in Eldorado, but she is hoping to see some fresh snow on the ground there within the next two weeks.

More snow in the central Hastings County hamlet would mean the mushers scheduled to compete in the annual Eldorado Gold Cup race there later this month would have an easier trip on the trails, said Hannah, chairwoman of the race. The Gold Cup race -- which has taken place annually for 15 years -- is scheduled for Jan. 23.