Trail Report

Another beautiful frosty morning with trees flocked with frost. Skiing has been very good this week for the amount of snow that we have. Rock ski conditions but a ski patrol on Skaters Waltz late yesterday was possible with “B” skis. We have been working on the start area building up the base with snow and also on Skaters Waltz with more attention to a 4km loop. Best skiing has been on Sukkerbusk, Skaters Waltz, Twin Lakes and most of North Loup. With the current base, 2-3″ of additional snow will make for nice skiing and support larger volume of skier traffic. Cooler temps forecasted for today and tomorrow as a result of a low southerly flow keeping clouds above us. The trails will be open today and Friday. Closing the trails Saturday and Sunday to preserve the base as much as possible during the forecasted warm spell. We will continue working on skaters waltz, building up the base on the thin areas. Get out and ski today and Friday!! Good to see a handful of folks on the trail this past weekend enjoying the early season conditions. Saturday morning sunrise ski was gorgeous with light filtering through from the east. Bit warmer on Sunday but the snow stayed dry, silky and fast with no melting and no freezing rain. Last week we worked on building up the base on Skaters Waltz and the start area, farming snow from the rink, court and fields. We also did some “test” track setting, placing track on most of Sukkerbusk. Ski patrol Friday afternoon found it skiable with a few thin areas but good glide and firm base. Few sections where thin, no track was set. Skaters waltz is skiing very nice for skating with the snow that we have and the shoveling last week. There is no charge to use the trails at this time until more snow and more trails open than the day pass is $15. 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 before Thanksgiving weekend. Total snowfall this season has been 8″ of mostly light fluffy snow and snow depth in the woods is around 4″. Ski rental service and lodging available the weekend of December 17th-19th. Just Ski and Think Snow!  

stevan Gombocz enjoying the frosty morning on the trails. December 10th, 2014.
Istevan Gombocz enjoying the frosty morning on the trails. December 10th, 2014.