A great day on the trails. Temp steady right at 28, falling to lower 20’s at dusk. There has been no melting on the trails and areas of the trail actually have more snow with shoveling on thin areas to build up base for Section race course. We do not salt or sand the trails, parking lot or driveway so it doesn’t get slushy or wet like the streets. Skiing is fast, but controllable skiing. Not icy. Grooming this morning on select trails brought up drier snow. We are holding off on any more major grooming until needed so we can preserve the snow as best as possible. Ski conditions rated good to excellent (thanks for your reports, we appreciate it!). All 64km of trail open with track set on 56km of trail and 15km groomed for skating. 4km of snowshoe trail open. Ice skating rink in good condition.
A great weekend of skiing on the trail. With 3-4″ of new snow Friday and Saturday after fresh snow earlier in the week, conditions couldn’t be much better. Sunny on Saturday and Sunday with mid teens for temps and calm wind making for as good as it gets skiing. The trails were skied hard which was great to see and holding out great. We have been grooming daily refreshing tracks where needed and combing the skate lanes.
Compacted base on trail 2-6″. Snow depth in the woods 6-14″. Snowfall the past week around 7″. Total snowfall this season around 18″. Although this is a low snow year, we spend every dry day outside the winter season preparing the trails to be in the best condition possible so we can have good skiing on minimal snow.
(Not the best day to take photos with hazy conditions but many calls today asking if we still have snow. Photos taken mid afternoon)