1.18.11 Newly groomed

We’ve received close to a foot of new snow over the last week, which has been a bit of grooming challenge.  Yesterday we received about 4 more inches. 

Wind has also been a factor for the past few days.  Quinn groomed a lake trail  and said that as he looked behind him, he watched his newly groomed trail disappear.  Right now it might be wise to choose ski trail routes without major lake crossings.

Bearskin groomers have been out since 5:30 AM and should have the trails finished before noon.  North-South link continues to have an ungroomed section because of a problem on the steep hill down to Aspen Lake. Skiers have made a path down the hill, but we haven’t been able to get equipment down the hill without getting stuck.  Choosing an alternative, more sheltered route will be more pleasant right now anyway.

Dan’s Golden Eagle ski report this morning says, “We were out grooming late last night and finished Red Pines, Cross Fox, Deer Mouse, Moose Ridge, Wolf Point, the Logging Camp on the North and West side of Flour Lake, Ridge Run, Moose Pasture, the Upper part of the Beaver Dam and the North South Link from Golden Eagle Lodge to Aspen Lake.  Bearskin was out this morning and all trails on their side will be done this morning.  Temperature at 9:00 am was -3 F with very little wind.”

Ted Young reports that the Lace Lake/Tall Pines Trail will hopefully be groomed today and the Banadad is scheduled to be groomed tomorrow.

Dan’s current measurements: 

New Snow Last 24 hours:  3.25 inches

New Snow Last 7 days:  10.85 inches

Trail Base: Snowcat packed: 9-1/2 to 9-3/4 inches

Snow in Woods: 22-25 inches

Surface Conditions: Powder, packed powder

Trails Open: 70 km

Total snowfall since November 1:  54.10 inches

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