Trail Report

Warm temps and wind overnight melting a lot of snow. Still good coverage on Skaters Waltz and North Loup for a morning ski but the trails are now closed until cooler weather and new snow.

Total snowfall on season 59″.

Twin Lakes singletrack closed until cooler weather returns.  Latest report. 

Craig Stolen on Skaters Waltz for a morning ski. March 6th, 2017.
Craig Stolen on Skaters Waltz for a morning ski. March 6th, 2017.
Section with good coverage on North Loup. March 6th, 2017.
Section with good coverage on North Loup. March 6th, 2017.
Making the most out of the situation!
Making the most out of the situation!

March 5th Trail Report Photos

Striding on Sukkerbusk, late Sunday afternoon March 5th

Striding on Sukkerbusk, late Sunday afternoon March 5th

Sukkerbusk poling!

Sukkerbusk poling!

Skaters Waltz with good coverage as of Sunday late afternoon

Skaters Waltz with good coverage as of Sunday late afternoon

March 3rd Trail Report Photos

Top of Suicide Hill, March 3rd, 2017

Top of Suicide Hill, March 3rd, 2017

North Loup. Great coverage throughout on 95% of the loop.

North Loup. Great coverage throughout on 95% of the loop.

Skaters Waltz

Skaters Waltz

March 2nd Trail Report Photos

Dusting of new snow on top of nice tracks at end of Sap Run trail, part of Poki Loki loop recommended to ski

Dusting of new snow on top of nice tracks at end of Sap Run trail, part of Poki Loki loop recommended to ski

Morning skiers and fat bikers

Morning skiers and fat bikers

Grooming the skate lane on North Loup. Great skate conditions on Skaters Waltz and North Loup

Grooming the skate lane on North Loup. Great skate conditions on Skaters Waltz and North Loup

Grooming North Loup

Grooming North Loup

Twin Lakes singletrack in great shape for fat biking, particularily the first and last segments. Please ride in the morning over the weekend.

Twin Lakes singletrack in great shape for fat biking, particularily the first and last segments. Please ride in the morning over the weekend.

81 years young "Jean" skiing most of the trails this week as well as crust cruising on the lakes! Just ski

81 years young "Jean" skiing most of the trails this week as well as crust cruising on the lakes! Just ski

March 1st Trail Report Photos

Sukkerbusk ski trail, dusting of new snow on top of rock solid tracks. March 1st, 2017

Sukkerbusk ski trail, dusting of new snow on top of rock solid tracks. March 1st, 2017

North Loup. Track in great shape on 80% of the trail. Skate deck to be groomed Thursday morning.

North Loup. Track in great shape on 80% of the trail. Skate deck to be groomed Thursday morning.

Skaters Waltz with light dusting of fluff snow on Wednesday. Scheduled for grooming Thursday morning.

Skaters Waltz with light dusting of fluff snow on Wednesday. Scheduled for grooming Thursday morning.

February 26th Trail Report Photos

Grooming new snow from Sunday morning into the base on Skaters Waltz, February 26th, 2017.

Grooming new snow from Sunday morning into the base on Skaters Waltz, February 26th, 2017.

End of Sap Run. Use end of Sap Run after Poki Loki to return to Maplelag

End of Sap Run. Use end of Sap Run after Poki Loki to return to Maplelag

Dusting of new snow on track on North Loup. 90% of the track on North Loup in excellent condition. Skate Lane very good to excellent after grooming Sunday morning.

Dusting of new snow on track on North Loup. 90% of the track on North Loup in excellent condition. Skate Lane very good to excellent after grooming Sunday morning.

Start of North Loup

Start of North Loup

Skaters Waltz at bottom of Kamikaze hill. Use caution on this segment on the hill sections.

Skaters Waltz at bottom of Kamikaze hill. Use caution on this segment on the hill sections.

Ready for a day of skiing!

Ready for a day of skiing!

February 24th Trail Report Photos

Members of the Elan Vital ski club on Sukkerbusk Friday morning, February 24th, 2017.

Members of the Elan Vital ski club on Sukkerbusk Friday morning, February 24th, 2017.

Setting new track on poki loki trail. One of the recommended trails to ski this weekend

Setting new track on poki loki trail. One of the recommended trails to ski this weekend

Combing the middle of Sukkerbusk

Combing the middle of Sukkerbusk

Touching up Skaters Waltz at bottom of Kamikaze hill. Use caution on this section. Icy on the hills, or bypass using Sap Run or Poki Loki connectors

Touching up Skaters Waltz at bottom of Kamikaze hill. Use caution on this section. Icy on the hills, or bypass using Sap Run or Poki Loki connectors

Setting new track on Sap Run or the return on Poki Loki. First part of Sap Run is icy and thin cover, best to avoid.

Setting new track on Sap Run or the return on Poki Loki. First part of Sap Run is icy and thin cover, best to avoid.

Great skate skiing conditions. February 24th, 2017.
Great skate skiing conditions. February 24th, 2017.
Good section on Twin Lakes ski trail, morning February 24th, 2017. Hard base, sticky surface. If skiing Twin Lakes or the western trails, expect more variable conditions including icy and thin areas. With caution, skiable.
Good section on Twin Lakes ski trail, morning February 24th, 2017. Hard base, sticky surface. If skiing Twin Lakes or the western trails, expect more variable conditions including icy and thin areas. With caution, skiable.

February 23rd Trail Report Photos

Suicide hill grooming, February 23rd, 2017. Despite the rain and wet weather, conditions are very nice.

Suicide hill grooming, February 23rd, 2017. Despite the rain and wet weather, conditions are very nice.

Grooming on Skaters Waltz, February 23rd, 2017. Great skating. Kamikaze segment has icy spots. Use Sap Run or Poki Loki connector to avoid

Grooming on Skaters Waltz, February 23rd, 2017. Great skating. Kamikaze segment has icy spots. Use Sap Run or Poki Loki connector to avoid

First tracks!

First tracks!

 

Skaters Waltz has been groomed over 100 times this year. Grooming the first snowfall even if not skiable after, has maintained a solid base and provided daily skiing the entire season since early December.

Skaters Waltz has been groomed over 100 times this year. Grooming the first snowfall even if not skiable after, has maintained a solid base and provided daily skiing the entire season since early December.

Setting track on North Loup. February 23rd, 2017. Better segment. Track not set where thin. Only trail with new tracks set.

Setting track on North Loup. February 23rd, 2017. Better segment. Track not set where thin. Only trail with new tracks set.

North Loup has great coverage throughout, surviving the warm and wet weather last week.

North Loup has great coverage throughout, surviving the warm and wet weather last week.

Start of Sap Run Thursday morning, February 23rd, 2017. Fast tracks since skied on while snow was wet but velcro like surface for edging. Sap Run with thin cover on ridges, better coverage on second half. Use caution!
Start of Sap Run Thursday morning, February 23rd, 2017. Fast tracks since skied on while snow was wet but velcro like surface for edging. Sap Run with thin cover on ridges, better coverage on second half. Use caution! Other trails not skied on won’t be as icylike.  Bottomline, skiable and some good skiing to be had with caution and positive attitude!
Skaters Waltz Thursday morning, February 23rd, 2017. Skaters and other skate trails will be groomed today. Conditions will be fast but good structure for edging and some of the best skiing of the year! Use caution on the Kamikaze hill section. Icy spots. Rest of look excellent coverage.
Skaters Waltz Thursday morning, February 23rd, 2017. Skaters and other skate trails will be groomed today. Conditions will be fast but good structure for edging and some of the best skiing of the year! Use caution on the Kamikaze hill section. Icy spots. Rest of look excellent coverage.
Snow falling Wednesday afternoon, February 21st, 2017. Very wet and sticky on top of wet base. After it cools down and freezes, we can groom select trails. Just this little bit should improve conditions.
Snow falling Wednesday afternoon, February 21st, 2017. Very wet and sticky on top of wet base. After it cools down and freezes, we can groom select trails. Just this little bit should improve conditions.

 

Pulk action on Skaters Waltz Wednesday morning, February 22nd, 2017.
Pulk action on Skaters Waltz Wednesday morning, February 22nd, 2017.
Setting new track on Sukkebusk, late afternoon February 21st, 2017.
Setting new track on Sukkebusk, late afternoon February 21st, 2017.
Evening groom on Skaters. February 21st, 2017.
Evening groom on Skaters. February 21st, 2017.

February 21st Trail Report Photos

Grooming skaters waltz Tuesday mid morning

Grooming skaters waltz Tuesday mid morning

Tuesday skiers

Tuesday skiers

 

 

 

Sukkerbusk, February 21st, 2017. Good coverage on most of the trail. Spring skiing when softens up.

Sukkerbusk, February 21st, 2017. Good coverage on most of the trail. Spring skiing when softens up.

Twin Lakes downhill. Icy in morning, thin cover at bottom, one small bare spot. Best to walk down until softens or new snow.

Twin Lakes downhill. Icy in morning, thin cover at bottom, one small bare spot. Best to walk down until softens or new snow.

Sunrise in between Twin Lakes. Coverage between hanging on. Not indicative of entire trail system.

Sunrise in between Twin Lakes. Coverage between hanging on. Not indicative of entire trail system.

Marsh area on return to twin lakes at sunrise.

Marsh area on return to twin lakes at sunrise.