A beautiful day on the trails. Not taking anything away from all the other great days on the trails but today has to be the tops so far this season. The new snow from yesterday groomed in nicely and cold temps in the single digits set the tracks up hard. The wind died down and sun was out most of the day making for as good as it gets for a January day.
We groomed about 52km this morning, setting track on about 15km and grooming all the skate trails for 15km. The remaining 34km is packed and skier tracked. The base is thin for sure but setting up and skiing very well for how low snow we have. There are definitely thin and rough spots but overall people have been pleased with the conditions and reports are generally better than expected. We are starting to see a few local skiers.
We will not be setting any new tracks until more new snow and not resetting the current tracks until more new snow. The tracks that exist are as good as they can be and re-grooming will bring up more forest matter and take away the hardness. The skate lanes will be touched up again tomorrow than left alone if the forecasted warm weather happens than groomed again before the weekend. Now that we have a base of snow and snow on the sides to work with, the trails should hold out just fine during any warm spell. The base is 2-4″ and snow depth is around 4-7″. Total snowfall this season including snow from November is 12″.
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The hole is open for plunging and the sauna has been running in the 200’s. Few folks also ice fishing.