Trail Report

Spring conditions.  Faster skiing in the morning before softening up in the afternoon, glazing over at dusk again. Good skiing all day,  depending on desired conditions. Excellent snow coverage on the trails. There has been no melting this week as temps have been below melting.  Cooling down to 1 degree Wednesday morning. Cold temps good for freezing down the base hard. We have a deep base of snow on the trails and woods ranging from 8-18″.   New snowfall since  February 1st is 3″.  Snowfall since January 1st around 23″.   Total snowfall on the season now at 57″.

Reports from skiers this past week have good to excellent.

Grooming on select trails, mostly the more used trails at this time. We will groom Thursday afternoon on many trails to set up overnight for skiing on the weekend. To ensure the best skiing possible Friday-Sunday, please do not ski on the fresh groomed Thursday.  The base and trails overall are holding out great.  The base on trail is deep, over 12″ in some spots and plenty of snow for good skiing. Snow depth in woods 1-2 feet. The snow will not melt off by the weekend.

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! Latest trail report.

February 16th Trail Report Photos

Sukkerbusk in good shape, mid day Thursday February 16th, 2017

Sukkerbusk in good shape, mid day Thursday February 16th, 2017

Intersection of Sukkerbusk and Kristin's Kutoff, February 16th, 2017

Intersection of Sukkerbusk and Kristin's Kutoff, February 16th, 2017

Rootin Tootin mid day, Febraury 16th, 2017

Rootin Tootin mid day, Febraury 16th, 2017

Cutting new track at dusk, Twin Lakes February 16th, 2017

Cutting new track at dusk, Twin Lakes February 16th, 2017

Late afternoon skiers, February 16th, 2017

Late afternoon skiers, February 16th, 2017

Cutting new track at Twin Lakes crossing. South facing losing a bit of snow today but good coverage across. Febraury 16th, 2017.

Cutting new track at Twin Lakes crossing. South facing losing a bit of snow today but good coverage across. Febraury 16th, 2017.

Nice color in the switchyard at dusk, February 16th, 2017

Nice color in the switchyard at dusk, February 16th, 2017

Evening groom on Skaters Waltz. Fantastic skating on tap Friday morning!

Evening groom on Skaters Waltz. Fantastic skating on tap Friday morning!

February 15th Trail Report Photos

Sukkerbusk ski trail late afternoon February 15th, 2017

Sukkerbusk ski trail late afternoon February 15th, 2017

Skaters Waltz

Skaters Waltz

Lucky's Loype. Best to wait and ski Lucky's until it warms up. Fast tracks!

Lucky's Loype. Best to wait and ski Lucky's until it warms up. Fast tracks!

Skaters Waltz Wednesday afternoon February 15th

Skaters Waltz Wednesday afternoon February 15th

Mother Noth Star

Mother Noth Star

Sap Run

Sap Run

Skaters Waltz near Bullhead bay

Skaters Waltz near Bullhead bay

Mother Hen. AMA segment, not groomed. Skier tracked, use caution.

Mother Hen. AMA segment, not groomed. Skier tracked, use caution.

 

feb14-01
Sukkerbusk late afternoon. No snow loss today! February 14th, 2017.
feb14-02
Start of Twin Lakes trail. Right track fast and icy, left track bit slower. We will leave the fast icy track alone so it withstands the warmer weather better. February 14th, 2017.
feb14-03
Island Lake trail. Along with most of the singletrack classic trails,  likely will not be groomed before the weekend as track is well set, intact and will withstand warmer weather if left alone. February 14th, 2017.
feb14-04
North Loup, February 14th, 2017. Fast on Tuesday but groomer’s top choice!
feb14-06
Skaters Waltz extension, February 14th, 2017. Bit harder than skaters waltz. Alternative option to Skaters Waltz for folks looking for harder faster deck.
feb14-07
Skaters Waltz, February 14th, 2017. Pretty much ideal conditions on Skaters Waltz today.
feb14-05
North Loup, February 14th, 2017.  Solid, firm deck and fast tracks!