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Friday, February 12, 2016 - Reports

Excellent skiing conditions. We have been grooming daily on the trail system this week after 6-8″ of new snow on Sunday. The trails are shaping up nicely and skiing is fantastic. Winter fairyland conditions scattered throughout the entire trail system making for magical skiing. No windchill in the woods at Maplelag we just ski…

Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, North side of Bullhead lake trail and the Bootleg extension, Roy’s Run and JibFly.  Skaters Waltz, the extension and North Loup groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, North Loup and the extension of Skaters. North Loup also has a track set. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease and management on AMA property.

Total snowfall since December 15th=31″, compacted base on trail 7-10″. Snow depth in the woods 20-30″. Total snowfall since December 1st, 37″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 39″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall.

The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. Lunch available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.

Roy's Run after fresh track cut. February 11th, 2016

Roy’s Run after fresh track cut. February 11th, 2016

February 10th Trail Photos

Monte's Movers enjoying the beautiful day

Monte's Movers enjoying the beautiful day

Snowy tamarack trees on north end of Bullhead lake

Snowy tamarack trees on north end of Bullhead lake

 

Fresh track on Bootleg extension. Winter fairyland.

Fresh track on Bootleg extension. Winter fairyland.

 

Working through a drift on Island Lake trail

Working through a drift on Island Lake trail

Fast tracks on Twin Lakes trail

Fast tracks on Twin Lakes trail

February 9th Trail Report Photos

Breaking up and leveling a drift on Twin Lakes trail. Nice size drifts off the lakes and sloughs.

Breaking up and leveling a drift on Twin Lakes trail. Nice size drifts off the lakes and sloughs.

Fresh beaver track from slough to pond across the trail

Fresh beaver track from slough to pond across the trail

Setting fresh track on Twin Lakes

Setting fresh track on Twin Lakes

Setting track on JibFly

Setting track on JibFly

Breaking up a drift and leveling on JibFly

Breaking up a drift and leveling on JibFly

Panoramic view on Rootin Tootin. Awesome winter scenes in the woods right now

Panoramic view on Rootin Tootin. Awesome winter scenes in the woods right now

Heading back to the start area

Heading back to the start area

Skaters waltz after another pass

Skaters waltz after another pass

 

 

Packing and combing on North Loup! After a few passes, the branches slowly making way back to normal state.

Packing and combing on North Loup! After a few passes, the branches slowly making way back to normal state.

Incredible scenes on North Loup once the sun came out

Incredible scenes on North Loup once the sun came out

Second pass with the Ginzu groomer on North Loup trail as it passes Rutherford slough

Second pass with the Ginzu groomer on North Loup trail as it passes Rutherford slough

Packing on Roy's Run. Track to be set Wednesday

Packing on Roy's Run. Track to be set Wednesday

Group of deer on Skaters extension. The deer have been out like crazy snacking on the overhanging branches on all the ski trails. Another reason to let the branches be in their natural state.

Group of deer on Skaters extension. The deer have been out like crazy snacking on the overhanging branches on all the ski trails. Another reason to let the branches be in their natural state.

Rootin Tootin with grooming today

Rootin Tootin with grooming today

Skaters Waltz groomed again today

Skaters Waltz groomed again today

Working through a area of deep snow on Roy's Run

Working through a area of deep snow on Roy's Run

February 8th Trail Report Photos

Rollpacking on Skaters Waltz Monday morning. Even with the wind branches still loaded with snow in some areas

Rollpacking on Skaters Waltz Monday morning. Even with the wind branches still loaded with snow in some areas

Skaters extension

Skaters extension

Working through big drift on Twin Lakes trail near Pete's Porkie

Working through big drift on Twin Lakes trail near Pete's Porkie

 

Return from Twin Lakes

Return from Twin Lakes

Brief moment of sunshine coming through on JibFly

Brief moment of sunshine coming through on JibFly

 

Wave to Jerry. Thanks for coming over to help pack today!

Wave to Jerry. Thanks for coming over to help pack today!

Working through a drift on Mother North Star

Working through a drift on Mother North Star

Rolling through. Later groomed with the Pisten Bully and tracks set.

Rolling through. Later groomed with the Pisten Bully and tracks set.

Winter scene near the lodge

Winter scene near the lodge

Afternoon grooming crew, thanks to a snow day!

Afternoon grooming crew, thanks to a snow day!

Most every piece of grooming equipment used today

Most every piece of grooming equipment used today

Setting track with the Pisten Bully on Sap Run

Setting track with the Pisten Bully on Sap Run

Setting track on Sap Run

Setting track on Sap Run

Late afternoon skier striding through. The wind filled in the tracks quickly in the open areas. We will continue grooming and tracking on through the week.

Late afternoon skier striding through. The wind filled in the tracks quickly in the open areas. We will continue grooming and tracking on through the week.

February 7th Trail Report Photos

With the wind blowing around in the open areas hard to get a accurate measurement but 6-8" blanketting the trails with some pillows of 10-12" in areas.

With the wind blowing around in the open areas hard to get a accurate measurement but 6-8" blanketting the trails with some pillows of 10-12" in areas.

Grooming over a 10" pillow of fresh snow on Sukkerbusk

Grooming over a 10" pillow of fresh snow on Sukkerbusk

Skaters Waltz

Skaters Waltz

Certain pockets there are branches hanging over on the trails. We are not aggressive with our branch cutting as part of our forest management plan so use caution skiing this week!

Certain pockets there are branches hanging over on the trails. We are not aggressive with our branch cutting as part of our forest management plan so use caution skiing this week!

 

 

Didn't take long for tracks to fill in today! Everything is completely covered and will take a good day to get everything groomed proper.

Didn't take long for tracks to fill in today! Everything is completely covered and will take a good day to get everything groomed proper.

 

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