We are back in our more typical snowy cycle. We had many days of snow over the past few week, and the groomers have been out numerous times. Conditions are great.
The BWCA connection, the section that can only be groomed with a snowmobile, has finally been groomed and tracked. (The machine that we use to groom that has been in the repair shop for a few weeks, so the section was just snowmobile packed — not ideal.) The slush on some lake crossings has been coming and going, but hopefully this cold snap that we have for a few days now will put an end to that annoying problem.
We aren’t expecting more snow for the rest of this week, with more snow in the forecast for the weekend. Sunny days ahead.
The Bearskin Virtual Nordic Ski Races are still going on. January was much more competitive than the first two months were. As is always the case, certain days and conditions result in faster times; there were some extraordinarily fast times on a few icy days earlier in the month. We still have a few days in the month and remember, every time you do the course you get another chance to win a prize, whether you had a fast or a slow time. Sign up here.
In other virtual race news, Bearskin will be one of the sites for Virtual Birkie Race in February. More info coming on that.
Thanks to all the local day-skiers who have been parking at Golden Eagle on Saturdays. It has greatly improved the unmanageable weekend congestion in the Bearskin parking lot.
See you on the ski trails soon!