It snowed again. Not surprising this year. At this point we’ve received more than 90 inches of snow, with no reason to believe it will quit snowing anytime soon. We’re out of places to pile snow along the roadsides and parking areas. More snow is in the forecast, of course.
We had the same high winds over the past few days that made news all over the Upper Midwest, but we only added about 4 inches to our snow total. (That was fine with us. We’re done hoping for more snow!) The way the trees were bending in the wild wind outside our windows, we expected the ski trails to be littered with debris and fallen tree trunks. The groomers were pleasantly surprised by how few trees went down during the high winds.
All trails are groomed except the little piece in the BWCA, which will be done Wednesday morning. There may be a little more snow this week. Trail conditions are excellent.
Here’s the weather forecast for the rest of the week. Not the warmest week of this winter, by any means, but not the coldest either. Just normal winter weather.
Golden Eagle did some snow measuring today. Here are the results:
New Snow Last 7 days: 6.50”
Trail Base, Staked: Average 12” – 16”
Snow in Woods, Staked: Average 30 – 34”
Total season snowfall: 90.28”
Bearskin is full for the next two weekends, but you are welcome to stay elsewhere and ski our trails. Guests at Bearskin and Golden Eagle ski for free, of course, but a day ski visitor pass for a full day is $18, or a half day after 1 PM costs $12. (Parking is easier when you arrive in the morning.) Come early and make a day of it, with chili or soup available in the lodge for lunch. We also have hot chocolate, espresso, wine, beer, pop, and fresh-baked cookies available in the lodge. See you soon!