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.