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.
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.
We received around 8-9 inches today. Washburn was rolled today, and tomorrow we will be setting the skate deck. On Friday we plan on setting classic tracks.
Our groomers will make a trip out on the Cassian trail to begin the packing process. The plan is to roll on Friday, and set the track on Sat.
Tomorrow Nose Lake will be rolled, and the track will be set on Friday.
The trails at Washburn were rolled yesterday. The deck is extremely thin with sticks, grass poking through, and there are a few bare spots too. With this said we are not recommending skiing even with rock skis. More snow is in the forecast for Wed. We will be out compacting as it falls.
As for Cassian and Nose Lake, both have wet spots, which are not freezing over very quickly. We are monitoring them and trying to encourage some quicker freezing. Until that occurs we cannot take our equipment on those trails.
Hello, Folks! We are starting from scratch so please pardon our virtual construction dust!