Wow, the end of December turning out nicely with around 4″ fresh snow today. Bit more snowfall on the western trail system it seemed. About as good as it gets with fresh snow falling in the morning and clearing late afternoon with sunshine. Ideal grooming conditions with just the right amount of snow as the entire trail system was groomed today except Roy’s Run, Island Lake and Lucky’s Loype. This trails are on tap for grooming tomorrow and some of the trails tracked today will be touched up as well. Should be a fantastic last day of December as we usher in 2009.
Another fine day on the trails. Skiing rated very good to excellent. Windy early that brought down a few leaves but sunshine the rest of the day and wind settling down along with a few lingering flurries. Skate loops groomed and new tracks on Rootin Tootin, Mother Hen, Single Green and Double green early morning. Single green is a nice option to get to the start of Bullhead lake trail. A newer trail not on the map but one of the longest downhills on the Maplelag trail system. Keeping an eye on the weather as anywhere from 1-5″ of new snow forecasted for Tuesday. Grooming tomorrow most likely during the day and depends on the weather but most likely the majority of the next grooming will be on Wednesday morning after any new snowfall.
Hard to beat a day like today with sunshine, very light winds, temps in the mid teens, dry powdery snow and solid tracks . We started out cold at -12 but by noon, the reading was above 0. Lots of positive reports from the trail including “could not be any better”. New tracks set on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, JibFly, and Lucky’s Loype. All the skate trails, Skaters Waltz and the extension and North Loup groomed as well. Grooming in the morning most likely on the skate trails again and the classic tracks are in great shape so will be left alone as we keep our eye on some possible weather moving in!!
|January 6, 2009|
|6:00 am||to||3:00 pm|
Detroit Lakes Invitational
10:30 am Tuesday January 6th 2009
**The race will be a continuous pursuit, starting with classic style and a quick change to skate at the halfway point of the race.
**The skiers may have assistance in the change over process.
**If skiers use the same set of skis for both the classic and skate race, the skier must step completely out of the ski binding in the ski transition area before they will be allowed to continue the next leg of the race.
Each leg of the race will be 5 km in length.
***Varsity skiers will ski the pursuit format
***Jr. Varsity skiers will ski only a 5 km Classic race.
***Jr. High skiers will ski a 3 km classic race.
10:00am Coaches meeting
10:30am Boys Varsity
11:15am Girls Varsity
12:15pm Boys JV
1:00pm Girls JV
1:45pm Boys JH
2:05pm Girls JH
Lunch will be provided for coaches and bus drivers.
Coaches will be responsible for recording and turning in times for their skiers. There will be a starter and timer that will have a running clock for each race.
Ribbons will be given out to the top 10 skiers in each race.
Top four skiers from each team will be counted for a team score
Each team will have a room in the basement of the main lodge. Only coaches are allowed on the main level. Skiers please use the exterior stairway.
Please e-mail a race roster to the e-mail address below prior to Jan. 4th 2009
Include skiers names, grades, and what race.
Contact: Dan Josephson: Head Ski Coach
email@example.com or (218) 841-4196
Mitch McLeod: Athletic Director
(218) 847-4491 High School
After mist early in the morning, precip changed to snow mid morning and light snow falls as of noon time. Total accumulation expected around one inch. Grooming this morning on Sap Run, Mother Hen, Mother North Star, Sukkerbusk, Twin lakes, Bullhead with fresh tracks being set and, Skaters Waltz and North Loup groomed for skating. The glazing was mixed in with fresh snow from underneath making for some great skiing and the light snow falling now is taking off the edge on the other trails that were not groomed this morning. The drizzle late last night good for putting mositure in the trails and plenty of snow to work with to provide some nice conditions. The trails are in great shape and a nice weekend of skiing on tap. Grooming in the morning on the skate trails and classic trails not groomed today. Although the temp was around 32 yesterday, there was no “melting”. The previous days temps were in the teens and even colder for lows with negative temps, which has the base froze down nicely. The streets in town that are salted might have standing water but the trails are dry.