Category: Winter Trail Conditions

We received 4+ inches of snow Monday.  The downside, is it was a very wet snow, accompanied by light rain.  Needless to say it left us with a soggy deck.  The temperatures did not drop as anticipated until this afternoon.  With that said, Nose Lake and Washburn will be groomed and tracked tomorrow(Wed.).  Both should […]
Both trails have been cleaned up within the past two days.  Considering the amount of snow, they groomed up nicely.  Be aware of the higher temperatures for Friday and Saturday.  The middle of the day is forecasted to be above freezing so try to avoid those times in an effort to maintain the integrity of […]

Washburn,Cassian, Nose lake update 12/28 We received about 2″ of snow yesterday, along with .5″ of rain.  This left the trails soft and mushy.  Luckily the temperatures dropped throughout the day and allowed us to groom them.  Since the amount of snow was light, and the previous deck shallow, all we could do is roll […]
Trail was rolled and compacted today.  No tracks were set.    The deck is skiable, but only for rock skis.  North loop appears to have the best of the conditions.  Also be aware that deer hunting is still going until Sunday(9th), so wear some blaze orange.
The trails were rolled this morning. As one would expect our deck is not very deep, just a few inches. The deck is acceptable for skate skiers with rock skis. No tracks have been set, and won’t be until more snow arrives. There was logging in the area, and that accompanied by a wet fall […]
With the warming temperatures, the trails at Washburn will be closing.  Please stay off of the trails.  They need to dry out completely before they will open again for running, biking, and hiking.
The east loop was tracked this morning.  Both loops set up very nice.  Good skis can still be used.  Again to extend the tracks, try to ski early or late.  Avoid the mid-day due to the warm sun conditions.
Well, after two significant snowfalls within 4 days we now have something to work with, at least in the short term.  Nose Lake was compacted and groomed this morning.  However, only the west loop has a track.  The east loop needed a lot of prepping before putting down the track, and the conditions got to […]
As of today we are suspending grooming operations for the season at Washburn.  The deck in the shady areas has about a 5-6 inches of depth, but the south facing areas it will be less.  We already are aware of some spots where grass is poking through.  Temperatures over the next few days will be […]
The deck was cleaned up today.  It is in good shape considering the time of the year.  However, there are a few areas where grass is poking through.   The weekend weather will dictate whether or not we groom.  Stay tuned, this could be it.