We received around 3″ of snow the past 24 hours. As of 6pm Wednesday, still some flurries swirling around as the cold front pushes through. Definitely some of the coolest weather we have seen in a while! We packed and groomed about 20km, spending most of the day grooming Skaters Waltz minus the kamikaze section and also Sukkerbusk. Not enough new snow to set tracks but Sukkerbusk will be fine for no track classic skiing and the main loop of Skaters Waltz ok for skating. We are preparing these two trails to be in the best condition possible for the High School Nordic ski camp this coming weekend.
A check of the trails skate skiing late afternoon found nice early season skiing with a few rough spots. With the expected high volume of skier traffic, there will be some rough spots to open up but ski with caution, avoid the dark spots and should hold up okay. Skating allowed on Skaters Waltz and the extension. All other trails will be classic, no tracks set. We packed out North Loup but need a few more inches to have safe skiing there.