Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. A very nice weekend of skiing, great seeing everyone out and reports from skiers were good for early season conditions. Thanks for the reports! Got a little bit warmer in the afternoon Sunday softening up the trail than glazing over a few areas. Couple thin areas opening up as well. Still some good skiing on tap for today. Best trails for classic are JibFly and Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz for Skating. Extension loops for skating also skiing nice.

Still some rough spots, more so on the outer trails and here and there on the inner trails. 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 etc.

Grooming report: This week we will be focusing on Skaters Waltz, JibFly and Sukkebusk for the upcoming ski camp weekend building up thin and exposed areas. Other inner trails will be worked on as time allows.

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 0″

Snowfall to date: 18″

Compacted base on trail 1-4″

Fat Bike trails open and groomed. 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. No ski rental available for day skiing. Parking in far lot near porta potties and recycling bins.

Better section of trail on Island Lake trail, December 12th, 2021.
“Mac’s Mess” on Wavy Gravy trail, December 12th, 2021. Lots of various animal tracks.
Sunset striding on JibFly, December 12th, 2021.
Sunset December 12th, 2021. We’ve had some great sunsets so far this month!
Moonrise on JibFly, December 12th, 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.
First fat bike grooming on the Bootleg loop fat bike trail, December 7th, 2021.