Washburn, Cassian and Nose Lake Cross Country Ski Trail Update, February 28th

We haven’t been grooming the trails due to the warm up and excessive melting that is going on. Based on the upcoming weather forecast, we hope to groom Washburn late Friday night or very early Saturday morning if the deck freezes hard enough. If you want to ski, please go early in the morning when the deck isn’t so soft and you don’t leave ruts. We all know more snow is coming and if it comes soon enough we should be able to extend the life of the decks as long as there are no big divots in the deck.

Washburn and Cassian update 2/26

At Washburn the skate deck was cleaned up today, and some of the classic tracks were reset.

Cassian tracks were set this morning too.

Be aware the snow is soft, especially so during mid day.  Try to preserve the deck and tracks by skiing very early, or perhaps don the headlamps for an evening ski.  The tempetures look to be around 40 for a couple of days this week.  We will continue to groom, but the higher temperatures will certainly influence that.

Washburn, Nose lake and Cassian 2/25

Got another 5 inches of more fluffy than wet snow last night.  Washburn was completely redone, new tracks and deck.  If the temperatures stay low, it should set up nicely.

Nose Lake was rolled and had new tracks set this morning.

Cassian was rolled again , and will be tracked tomorrow.

Washburn,Cassian,Nose Lake update2/23

Last night we received somewhere between 4-6 inches of were snow.   Tomorrow evening another 4 inches is expected.  So stay tuned for grooming updates.

Tonight and tomorrow morning Washburn is being groomed.  The skate lanes are being worked on this evening, and Sat. morning new tracks will be put in.

Cassian will be rolled Sat. morning, and again on Sun. morning, with plans to track  it, on Monday.

Nose Lake got new tracks today, and is in  prime shape for some classic skiing.

Cassian and Nose lake update 2/22

Nose Lake was groomed on Wednesday.  The west loop did not groom very well.  Tracks will be shallow, while the east loop tracked better.  Those tracks should be deeper.

Cassian was groomed Thursday.  These tracks set up very nicely

The weekend looks to be unsettled, so stay tuned for our trail updates.

Washburn update 2/21

After the last two days of freezing rain, sleet, and snow the trails got a complete makeover this morning.  The tracks were ripped up and new ones set, and as it cools this evening should firm up nicely.  Along with the tracks the skates lanes were freshened, and they too will be solid.

Nose Lake and Cassian 2/16

Both trails were ripped up this morning with new tracks in place.  Due to the dry snow conditions neither track is in mint condition, but still will provide some good skiing conditions.  Special note at Nose Lake.  The west loop did not groom very well.  The tracks are shallow.  On the east loop, the tracks are better.

Washburn is being groomed this afternoon/evening.  Stay tuned for an update.

Washburn 2/5

The skate deck refreshed today and was setting up nicely. Classic tracks are unchanged from yesterday and were holding their own.