Nose Lake update 1/15

Received a few inches of new snow this morning and afternoon.  The tracks were reset this afternoon and should trim up nicely overnight.  Get out there before the deer mess them up.

Washburn and Cassian updates for 1/15

After receiving a paltry 1 inch on Monday morning we cleaned up the skate deck, but didn’t touch the classic tracks.  We want the new snow to be skied over, so as to cover some ice that was making up the tracks in spots.

Same thing goes for Cassian.  A portion of the tracks especially on the North loop were icy as of Sunday.  Once the new snow is skied into the tracks they should improve.

Washburn, Cassian, and Nose Lake updates 1/3

Good news for classic skiers.  There is now a track at Washburn.  The track is not consistent throughout.  Those sections of trail designated as track skiing only will have a nice track.  For those of you familiar with Washburn, that would mean the classic double track from Kiosk C to G, and the landfill loop,   The remaining segments of the “outer” loop will have some marginal track.  There remain a few stretches where no track was set….too little snow, and some dirt.  The skate deck was also renovated, and is in good condition.

Cassian and Nose Lake were not worked.  One simple reason, not enough snow.  We are leaving those tracks, as they are holding up under the conditions.

Washburn update 12/29

The skate deck was reset this afternoon.  Groomers put the teeth down into the deck trying to mix last nights fluff with the old snow.  With the cold temps. , the trail will harden in no time at all.  Still do not have classic tracks…we need more white stuff.

Washburn,Cassian, and Nose Lake update 12/22

Well skiers, its been a dry week.  The promised snow didn’t materialize, except for a dusting on Wed.  However our trails are still open, but you may want to use those “B” skis.

We brushed up the Washburn trail yesterday.  With the lack of snow, debris is beginning to collect, and the deck is thinning in a few spots, but its is still very skiable.  Also keep in mind there are no classic tracks at Washburn.

For Cassian and Nose Lake we didn’t do anything with the tracks that were put down last week.  Cassian has had less travel on it than Nose Lake, and the tracks were still looking ok, but like Washburn, debris is collecting in the tracks.  The wetland stretch between Goodyear Lake Rd. and Timber Lake Rd, is rough.

At Nose Lake, the track was hanging in there, but has seen a lot of traffic, not only from skiers, but deer.  More vegetation is poking through on the East Loop, especially in the open areas.   Also some small bare spots are appearing in the logged area.   In the woods, the track was still ok.    On the West Loop, more pine needles are making their way into the track, but it is not widespread.

Until more snow arrives, we are shutting down our grooming operations for fear of making things worse.

With that said, we’re wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season, and happy skiing.

Cassian and Nose Lake update 12/15

Both trails had classic tracks set today.  The tracks  appeared to set up nicely, especially with the cold temps.  There will be patches of vegetation poking through in spots, but certainly nothing to warrant rock skis.

At Nose Lake there are some bumpy spots in and around where the last logging operations took place.

Washburn trail update 12/13

The skate deck was set today. The snow that we received was fairly dry, and grainy, therefore the deck is not in mid season shape. A few dirt spots did arise today, so be aware of that. The deck will be a little bumpy, again due to the snow not compacting as we had hoped. Our plans for setting classic tracks are on hold for now, again because of the type of snow we have. Other than that, skiers should have a positive experience…especially for it being only Dec.13.