A nice day of early season “rock” skiing. Cold temps overnight set up the trails that had been groomed last night. We didn’t have any new snow today from the storm that hit central MN but had 2″ Friday and a couple inches combined, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The new snow improved the skiing and also the coverage on the trails. We have 4km of trail open for skiing. No tracks set. Some rough and thin spots here and there but beautiful in the woods with the fresh snow and nice skiing for mid November. There is no charge to use the trails. No services in the lodge. Park, follow the grooming and ski! Best to start by cabooses and end out on double green. Thin in the start area.
The snow covering the trails is a great start as this snow should stick with cooler temps forecasted and a nice little base for the next snowfalls. Once we receive 2-3″ of dense snow, we will resume packing and grooming the trails.
Many of the smaller lakes and ponds are frozen over and the ground is slowly starting to set in frost. Little Sugarbush was about 85% covered with ice Thursday morning after cold temps the night before but opening up a bit from wind today. Riding on the mountain bike trails is done for the year and the last report of the year is posted.
The trails are in great shape and ready for winter. A few sticks coming down from the recent wind we will clear when are on the trails.