We woke up to the first snow of the year with a couple inches coming down Wednesday night and accumulating to an inch on the trails. The snow is dry and fluffy and will melt off by the weekend but always exciting to see the first snowfall of the year.
The ski trails are in excellent conditions and looking great for the winter. We have completed mowing/clearing/brushing the trails and will continue doing tune up and clearing dead fall, keeping up with the strong winds as of late. We flagged a new loop for the snowshoe trail and it is now cleared and ready for snow! The mountain bike course is riding nicely and in great shape other than leaves covering the singletrack. We have blown leaves off the singletrack at Twin Lakes and lakeside singletrack. These areas are fantastic late season riding. Latest bike trail report.
The swans have been very active on the area lakes and a treat to have flying over. A few flocks of ducks and geese and sightings of racoons, turkeys and a few grouse and a special treat a few Saturday mornings ago with a group of otters goofing around on island lake! The tamaracks still hanging on to a few needles.