Last nite, while grooming for today's Loppet race, we had to shovel a lot of snow to cover bare spots. The warm weather and lack of snow has had quite a negative effect on our base. We generally don't move snow like this until at least March. Summit has multiple open areas and did not receive any snow moving. Lower UW, Ridge, Blackjack, Alder and Rollercoaster are the trails that required the most shoveling. The bad news is that there is hardly enough snow left on the sides of trails to shovel.
We are in desperate need of some effective snow dancing!
All trails groomed yesterday and today. Base is firm, with a softer surface. Summit has a few thin/open areas. The rest of the ski trail system we have shoveled snow on open areas to try and maintain good skiing. We need colder temps and more snow soon.
The weatherman says it will be warm and dry for the next few days. Do the snow dance to try and prove him wrong. I know, I KNOW, it would be unusual to have the weatherman be wrong on a prediction but let's try. You'll feel better for the effort.
Also, there are races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Check the website for details.
Happy Valentines Day! All ski trails groomed. Base remains firm but, with a softer surface. Coverage is good to fair. Summit has a few spots that ground is showing thru, and Lower U W has a couple of places on the edge of the trails. All still skiable.
All ski trails groomed. The base remains firm, while the surface is softer. Skiing is good. Classics tracks are in fair shape. Due to base condition, classic tracks likely will not be reset until we receive more snow.
There is another race scheduled for this weekend(see website for details). That said, we need a successful version of the snow dance performed ASAP. Otherwise, we might have a mudder race instead of a ski race.
No new snow. All ski trails groomed. Upper and Lower UW are a little soft due to leveling for the High School and Jr. High races scheduled for Friday and Saturday. We will continue to perform course prep up to the beginning of the races. Please respect the racers and the courses.