Happy Thanksgiving! Trails open today. Froze down hard last night and the base is looking great today. Warm weather on Wednesday deteriorated the base a little but still very skiable conditions exist and there is some good skiing to be had with caution, especially on select inner trails. Watch for a few glazed areas on the south facing slopes before it warms up and softens again.
Poki Loki, Sap Run, Sukkerbusk and JibFly are best trails for classic and Skaters Waltz for skating. We are confident we can have good early season skiing for the Thanksgiving weekend on these trails. We plan to groom the above trails on Friday at some point, depending on temps etc. If skiing on other trails outside the recommended ones, use extra caution as more thin areas exist.
Tuesday we reset at new track on Sukkerbusk, JibFly, and set track for the first time on Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin and Twin Lakes. Sap Run was tracked Sunday evening. Wednesday we packed out Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails.
We also recently groomed the skate trails and have Skaters Waltz, the two extension loops off Skaters, North Loop, Kristin’s Cutoff, Single Green and the big hill groomed and open for skating. Skaters Waltz remains best trail for skating, extension loops are good, North Loop has some rough spots but very skiable. Skating only on these trails please.
Total snowfall this season at 10″. Compacted base on trail 1-4″.
Winter operating plans include to operate for day skiing on the the ski, snowshoe and fat bike trails. (Trail maps posted here) Similar to the COVID season, there will be no services available. Parking in the far lot with portable bathrooms. No lodging or meal service. Starting Thanksgiving weekend we will have the Brant cabin available as a warming area with restrooms and sitting area and tables. There are no ski rentals available.
Ski trail season passes can be purchased on our website. (scroll down to bottom of page) Purchasing season pass helps with operating and maintenance costs to prepare the trails, equipment repairs to the grooming equipment and property taxes. Thank you.