Trail Report

Trails are open. Spring conditions! Skaters Waltz and most of the inner classic trails grooming this morning. Didn’t freeze down so snow will be soft right off the bat making for controllable skiing all day.

Reports from the skiers Friday were good. It didn’t really freeze down the night before so the snow was a bit slower but better than being icy fast! Skaters Waltz, the extension and Suicide Hill groomed with new structure pressed on the deck and new tracks set on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run and Twin Lakes. The skating was softer and slower early but got faster as skiers skied.  We will not be grooming the outer trails like Roys, Island and Bootleg extension on Bullhead but plenty of snow, just expect softer conditions.

The snow base in the woods is 1-2 feet and compacted base on trail is almost a foot. Warmer weather to continue for a few days but bottom line there will be skiing to be had. Might be a bit more tricky to wax and timing important  depending on desired ski preference. Icy in the morning if if freezes down than softening as the day passes. Once the snow softens after warm spell than freezes at night, it is better it warms up again the next day to keep the snow softer and have more spring like conditions versus a hard freeze and boiler plate, icy conditions. We are being conservative on grooming to best manage the snow to have the best skiing possible

New snowfall since January 1st around 18″. Total snowfall on the season now at 52″.

All the inner trails and Twin Lakes double tracked. Roy’s Run, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy, Bootleg extension and segments of Lucky’s Loype single tracked. Skaters Waltz, the extension of Skaters, North Loup and Suicide Hill groomed for skating. (15km) There is also a track on the side of the skate lane on North Loup.

Day pass for day use is $15.

We have been grooming the Twin Lakes singletrack for Fat Biking. Thanks Ben Olson for taking on this role and volunteering his time!THE TWIN LAKES SINGLETRACK FOR FAT BIKING CLOSED UNTIL COLDER WEATHER RETURNS Latest trail report.

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January 20th Trail Report Photos

Morning groom on Skaters Waltz

Morning groom on Skaters Waltz

Setting new track on right side on Twin Lakes trail Friday morning

Setting new track on right side on Twin Lakes trail Friday morning

New track in the start area

New track in the start area

Washburn Nordic skiers training on Skaters Waltz Friday afternoon

Washburn Nordic skiers training on Skaters Waltz Friday afternoon

Trail firming up by afternoon. Bit slower but good glide if waxed proper

Trail firming up by afternoon. Bit slower but good glide if waxed proper

Snow elasticity!

Snow elasticity!

Twin Lakes singletrack closed to fat biking until cooler temps return

Twin Lakes singletrack closed to fat biking until cooler temps return

January 19th Trail Report Photos

Morning ski with Grandpa and Grandpa!

Morning ski with Grandpa and Grandpa!

Sap Run at dusk, January 19th. Both tracks cut new this morning.

Sap Run at dusk, January 19th. Both tracks cut new this morning.

Back side in Sap Run good shape.

Back side in Sap Run good shape.

Base on Skaters Waltz solid late Thursday afternoon

Base on Skaters Waltz solid late Thursday afternoon

Mother North Star Thursday afternoon. New track set on right side Thursday morning.

Mother North Star Thursday afternoon. New track set on right side Thursday morning.

Skaters Waltz

Skaters Waltz

Wavy Gravy late afternoon Thursday. New track set in the morning.

Wavy Gravy late afternoon Thursday. New track set in the morning.

Tracks glazing up at dusk

Tracks glazing up at dusk

January 17th and 18th Trail Report Photos

North Loup at sunrise, January 18th

North Loup at sunrise, January 18th

Skaters Waltz at dusk, January 18th

Skaters Waltz at dusk, January 18th

North Loup at dusk, January 18th

North Loup at dusk, January 18th

Island Lake trail, late afternoon January 17th

Island Lake trail, late afternoon January 17th

North end of Bullhead lake, bootleg extension. January 17th

North end of Bullhead lake, bootleg extension. January 17th

Bullhead bay

Bullhead bay

January 16th Trail Report Photos

Roy's Run great skiing over the MLK weekend. January 15th, 2017

Roy's Run great skiing over the MLK weekend. January 15th, 2017

Skaters Waltz, January 16th, 2017

Skaters Waltz, January 16th, 2017

Ice rink action over MLK weekend. Ice is in great shape!

Ice rink action over MLK weekend. Ice is in great shape!

Snowshoe action on the weekend.

Snowshoe action on the weekend.

Holy Family Nordic ski team

Holy Family Nordic ski team

 

Night ski under the moonlight

Night ski under the moonlight

Good fat bike riding over the MLK weekend. January 16th, 2017.

Good fat bike riding over the MLK weekend. January 16th, 2017.