Morning low checking in at 27 degrees on Thursday morning. Snow is dry and powdery, no melting and a great day of skiing on tap. Might get a bit slower in the afternoon if it does warm up but cloud cover will help keep snow fresher. Overall excellent skiing this week. Conditions couldn’t be much better. Dry snow with firm tracks throughout, some trails a bit more soft and powdery. There has been no melting and no ice.
Grooming Tuesday morning on 28km of trail with new tracks set on select trails and skaters waltz and suicide hill combed/renovated. Grooming Wednesday morning on select classic trails, North Loup and Skaters Waltz groomed late Wednesday. Looking at the forecast, next grooming planned Saturday morning to have best skiing possible on Saturday.
Looks to be warmer today and tomorrow but we are confident we will have good skiing on through the weekend. Spring like conditions anticipated. There is a solid base of snow and plenty of snow to work with to groom, condition and have nice skiing. Once we have a warm day, following days being warm are favorable to insure optimum spring conditions. We have experience grooming in all types of conditions and constantly monitor the weather to be ready to groom at the critical times to have the best conditions possible. Looks like a chance of snow after the warm up. Just an inch or so is all that is needed to freshen trails up nicely. We are not worried about the weather but looking forward to continued great skiing! Just ski!!
Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, North side of Bullhead lake trail and the Bootleg extension, Roy’s Run and JibFly. Skaters Waltz, the extension and North Loup groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, North Loup and the extension of Skaters. North Loup also has a track set. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease and management on AMA property.
Total snowfall since December 15th=33″, compacted base on trail 7-10″. Snow depth in the woods 18-30″. Total snowfall since December 1st, 39″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 41″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall. We have been skiing daily and only missed a few days of grooming since December 15th.
The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. Lunch available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.