Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Beautiful weekend of skiing on tap. Sunshine and ideal temps on Saturday making for really nice early season skiing. Sunday looks to be a bit warmer, best skiing will be in the morning. Reports have been good and has been great to see all the folks out this week and weekend.

Still some rough spots, more so on the outer trails and always be aware for areas of thin cover, organic forest matter including leaves from wind and woodchips from woodpeckers working trees on the side of the trail. With all that said, overall nice early season skiing on tap for the weekend.

Grooming report: Friday we set the remainder of the track on Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trail. We also set a new/second track on Twin Lakes and Sukkerbusk. Trails have been groomed daily since last Sunday morning snow with the entire groomed portion of trail system being being either packed/combed/tracked since last Sunday. No grooming planned today.

Tracks have been set for classic skiing on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy, the first part and the last part of Island Lake trail. (middle loop packed and combed) and Roy’s Run. Most of the double track trails only have one track set. We are preserving the other side for future tracksetting. Please no skating on the classic trails. 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). Bullhead/Bootleg has been packed and combed on the Bootleg extension and return. Lucky’s Loype is adventure skiing, no grooming on the AMA segments.

Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, North Loup, Suicide Hill, Single Green and Kristin’s Kutoff 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!

SkinnySki.Com First Hand Reports. Thanks for the reports!

Snowfall past 24 hours: 0″

Snowfall past 7 days 8″

Snowfall to date: 18″

Compacted base on trail 2-5″

Fat Bike trails open. First grooming of the year this week. 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.

Striding on Sukkerbusk under brilliant sunshine, December 11th, 2021.

Striding on Sukkerbusk under brilliant sunshine, December 11th, 2021.
Sap Run, December 11th, 2021.
Sukkebusk return, December 11th, 2021.
Moon rise over Skaters Waltz extension, December 11th, 2021.
Solar lights on skating loop, December 11th, 2021.
Setting new track on Sukkerbusk, December 10th, 2021.
Friday skiers! December 10th, 2021.
Setting new track on Twin Lakes, December 10th, 2021.
Track setting on Island Lake trail on better coverage section, December 10th, 2021. Track set on 70% of the trail where coverage was better.
“Mac’s Mess” December 10th, 2021. This portion of trail goes in between the Twin Lake for Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails. Rough in the middle but passable. Recommended to take skis off.
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.