December starting out nice and chilly with morning temp at -15. Sun is shining brightly, light wind and temp climbing to 0 around noon making for a beautiful winter day. A quick ski patrol via skate skis found snappy snow despite the cooler temps. With no snow in the forecast this week, we will begin farming snow to sections of the ski trails, focusing primarily on the start area and skaters waltz.
The trails are open. Recommended to stay on Skaters and Sukkerbusk. No tracks set, skaters welcome to skate on Sukkerbusk. Use caution if adventuring to other trails. We have packed other trails but waiting for more snow before grooming additional trails. We are focusing on 20-25km of trail. We have been grooming for over 2 weeks on this 20-25km.
There is no charge to use the trails and be advised the base is thin with some rough areas. Best to use older skis or “rock” skis. With that said, there is some fun skiing to be had if careful! The compacted base is 1-3″, solid and hard after a melt freeze cycle last weekend. Total snowfall this season has been 8″ of mostly light fluffy snow and snow depth in the woods is around 4″.
There are limited services available in the lodge with no ski rental lodging available until the weekend of December 12th-14th. Think Snow and Just Ski!