Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Moderating temps after sub zero recordings earlier in the week, which was great for cementing the base, making for very nice skiing. We are seeing more local skiers which is a welcome sign conditions are getting better.

Trails are taking shape nicely after nearly a foot of snow the past week and daily grooming. We continue to groom daily, setting track on more trails and leveling and combing out the skate trails. Still some rough spots, mainly on the outer trails and always be aware for areas of thin cover, organic forest matter including leaves from windstorm associated with latest snow event. With that said, overall nice early season skiing.

Grooming report: Today we will be combing out the skate trails again and setting track on the rest of Island and Wavy. Yesterday we set track on Roy’s Run, combed and leveled out the skate trails Skaters Waltz, the extensions and North Loup. We also packed out the Bootleg extension on Bullhead lake trail. Tuesday a track was set on Rootin Tootin, JibFly, Twin Lakes and the first part of Island Lake and the return of Wavy Gravy. Crossing between Twin Lakes is still rough. Take skis off to get through or possible to make a fun loop by using both Island and Wavy trails (and Twin).

Tracks have been set on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, Mother North Star and Roy’s Run for classic skiing. Some of the trails only have one track set. We are preserving the other side for future tracksetting. Please no skating on the classic trails. Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, and North Loup designated trails for skating.

All trails are one way except Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz. Skiing correct direction, especially in early season, helps us maintain the integrity of the base. Thank youi!

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Snowfall past 24 hours: trace of frost now

Snowfall past 7 days: 12″

Snowfall to date: 18″

Compacted base on trail 2-5″

Fat Bike trails open. First grooming of the year on Tuesday. Click here for report.

Lodging for the winter season operations will begin the December 17th weekend. There is no lodging available for winter operations before. Day and season passes can be purchased here.

NO services in the lodge at this time. Parking in far lot near porta potties and recycling bins.

Sunset over Skaters extension, December 9th, 2021.
Thursday skiers! December 9th, 2021.
Back on the boards after surgery! Just Ski!
Golden tops on the poplars, Skaters extension December 9th, 2021.
Setting track on Roy’s Run, December 8th, 2021. Track set on 75% of the loop. Some areas thin and rough but groomed with no track for option to step
Setting track on Roy’s Run, December 8th, 2021.
Setting track on two way segment of trail to access Twin Lakes and western trails, December 7th, 2021. Stay to right going down in track, come up right side where no track!
Setting track on JibFly, December 7th, 2021. Please no skating on the non track side. The second side in reserve for future tracksetting.
JibFly, December 7th, 2021.
Setting track on Twin Lakes trail, December 7th, 2021. Please no skating on the non track side. The second side in reserve for future tracksetting.
Setting single track on Island Lake trail, December 7th, 2021. A few more areas of thin cover on the singletrack trails.
First fat bike grooming on the Bootleg loop fat bike trail, December 7th, 2021.
Sukkerbusk after new track setting, December 6th, 2021.
Combing and leveling on Skaters Waltz, December 6th, 2021.
Setting track on Mother North Star, December 6th, 2021.
Sun dogs over Maplelag! December 6th, 2021.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz, December 6th, 2021.
Last run of the day at dusk on Sukkerbusk setting track, December 5th, 2021.
Rollpacking and combing on Rootin Tootin, December 5th, 2021.
Packing and combing on North Loup, December 5th, 2021.
Peder A no track striding on Sukkerbusk, December 5th, 2021.
Rollpacking on Skaters extension, December 5th, 2021.
Faces in the forest! December 5th, 2021.
Interesting beaver chew at bottom of Suicide Hill, December 5th, 2021.
Saturday skiers back out for another ski, December 4th, 2021.
Jonell out for a ski at dusk, December 4th, 2021.