Spring conditions. Monday was textbook. Depending on desired conditions, great skiing. Faster skiing in the morning before softening up in the afternoon than glazing over at dusk again. Grooming on select trails, mostly the more used trails at this time.
Reports from skiers good to excellent. All the trails have been groomed 1-3 times last week (outside of the AMA segments) working in new snow that fell earlier in the week and tracks are holding out great for the most part, all things considered the recent warm weather. The base is deep, over 12″ in some spots and plenty of snow for good skiing.
Just under 3″ of new snow Tuesday morning that fell right after grooming and before the start of the Section races. Made for a fun day of racing. Great job to all the skiers and congrats to those going on to state..
Photos and results from Sections.
Total new snow the past 7 days around 3″. We have a deep base of snow on the trails and woods ranging from 8-18″. All the trails groomed the past 4-5 days. New snowfall since January 1st around 23″. Total snowfall on the season now at 57″.
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.
Cutting new track on Sukkerbusk during the transition time at dusk. Soft snow to work with, bringing up drier snow in the process as it cools down again. February 13th, 2017.
Renovating on Skaters Waltz at dusk, February 13th, 2017.
Denny Bary, Ben and Jake Olson hitting up Skaters Waltz at dusk. February 13th, 2017. Thanks Denny and Ben for all your help on the trails this year!
Sap Run at dusk, tracks glazing over. February 13th, 2017.
Renovating and cutting new track on Twin Lakes Sunday morning, February 12th, 2017.
Renovating skaters waltz Sunday morning, February 12th, 2017.
Fast tracks, fast skiing! The left track was fast, right track slower after grooming. February 12th, 2017.
Roy’s Run. February 12th, 2017.
North end, Bullhead lake trail. February 12th, 2017. Non groomed segment at start better than expected skiing Sunday.
Skaters on the ice rink! February 12th, 2017.The ice has been holding out fine through the mild weather. Please stay off in afternoons if warming above 32.
Fat biking on twin lakes singletrack, February 12th, 2017. Great conditions. Best to ride in the morning when firm. Please ride in the morning during warmer temps to preserve the trail conditions.
Sap Run around noon, Friday Febraury 10th
Return from skaters through the soccer field
Coon Corner, Wavy Gravy trail after fresh track cut
Cutting track between Twin Lakes, part of Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails
Island Lake trail
Island lake trail, west side of south Twin Lake. Deep snow covering the marsh
Eagle View, return on Twin and Island Lake trails
North end of Roy's Run after fresh track cut
Low spot on Roy's Run. Always most snow on trail sytem here. Nearly two feet base
Skaters Waltz extension after fresh grooming
New extension loop to the right
Cutting new track on northeast end of Bullhead lake. Note: first part of Bullhead not groomed (AMA parcel) use caution if skiing there.
Turkey tracks! Up to 37 turkeys have been sighted around Bullhead
New track cut on north end of Bullhead
Return on north side of Bullhead lake
Lucky's Loype. Note, note all segments groomed. Use caution!!
Suicide Hill groomed daily the past 6 days.
Skaters Waltz in great shape for skating
First corner on Lucky's Loype
Start of Lucky's
Crossing to western trails after fresh grooming
North Loup groomed Wednesday afternoon, skate and classic. Best conditions of the year on North Loup. Groomer's choice.
Bottom of Kamikaze hill on Skaters Waltz after grooming
New tracks set on Rootin Tootin
Deer enjoying the firm base on Twin Lakes singletrack. Dusting of new snow on top
Fresh track cut on Twin Lakes crossing, part of Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails. February 3rd, 2017.
End of Twin Lakes trail
Island Lake trail, February 3rd, 2017.
Snow elasticity off the freight house! February 3rd, 2017.
Frost flowers forming on small flowage off Roy’s Run
Lots of deer travleing on the trails with the deep snow in the woods. February 3rd, 2017. Be on the lookout in the woods, especially on trails like Roy’s Run and Island Lake trails.
JibFly after fresh tracks set. January 31st, 2017.
Sukkerbusk, January 31st, 2017.
Twin Lakes grooming.
Suicide Hill after fresh grooming, January 31st, 2017.
Skaters Waltz extension after fresh grooming, January 31st, 2017.
Skaters Waltz after fresh grooming. January 31st, 2017.
Grooming in the fresh snow that fell Monday morning on the new Skaters Waltz extension. Fantastic skating conditions.
Barb and Tran enjoying fresh snow Monday morning. We didn't reset the classic tracks with the tracks in good shape on many trails and the new snow making for nice conditons.
Testing out the rental fat bikes. We have a handful of bikes for rent/use.
Sap Run with light dusting of flurries on top. Track are rock hard solid! January 27th, 2017.
Skaters Waltz after fresh grooming. We have been grooming Skaters Waltz daily, keeping the top inch tilled and loose. Fast but enough loose for good edging and control. January 27th, 2017.
Lucky’s Loype hard and icylike. Use caution if skiing the singletrack classic trails.
Twin Lakes trail skiers! January 27th, 2017.
Crust cruising on Bullhead lake trail. Lot of fun crust skiing in the woods, lakes, and meadows.
Multiple passes required to erase and set new tracks on Sukkerbusk. New tracks setting up hard again after cold temps.
Skiers in Tuesday's conference meet
Renovated frozen granulated (corn) snow on the skate decks. Enough loose on top of firm base for edging. Fun skiing!
Ginzu blades renovating the snow
New tracks set on Sap Run Wednesday. Shorter trail but top choice to ski at the moment.
Twin Lakes singletrack open again for fat biking. Great surface, fun riding.