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Grooming Report – Snowdown Friday

Grooming Report – Snowdown Friday
There are beautiful skate lanes ready for Saturday.. We tried to reset the classic tracks with mixed results. There is a window when the snow is hardening up and the tracks go in beautifully. In some places we missed that window.
 
The skiing should be wonderful tomorrow, especially
the skating.
2017-02-03T21:54:30+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Conditions|

Grooming report – Thursday, February 2, 2017

Grooming report – Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Forest Service road, East Creek and South Beach (and one pass on the north beach) were groomed for skating.  Grooming stopped at noon when the sun came out and the snow softened.

Classic tracks were not reset.  They may be reset Friday evening if temperatures drop enough for them to freeze in overnight.  If you ski late on Friday please avoid skiing in new classic tracks to give a chance to firm up.

Spring-like conditions continue – cold AM and warm PM.
Have fun skiing!

2017-02-03T07:31:22+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Conditions|

Grooming Report – February 1, 2017

Grooming Report – February 1, 2017

Our dedicated team of groomers got all of the skate lanes spruced up.  It was cold and hard (14 degrees) at 9:00 AM, then the snow gradually softened up, sunny spots first.  The snow the next few days with warmer daytime and overnight temps will be soft in the afternoons.

The classic tracks are holding up surprisingly well.  They are beginning to show some icing/glazing
Beautiful day, great skiing at Vallecito.
2017-02-01T19:10:17+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Conditions|

Grooming Report – Tuesday January 31

Grooming Report – Tuesday January 31

 

Skating lanes tilled and groomed in the morning.

Temperatures ranging from cold in Am to warm (above freezing) later in the day.

Be prepared for soft snow in the afternoon.

2017-01-31T21:43:19+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Conditions|

Grooming Report – Monday, January 30

Grooming Report – Monday, January 30

Smoothed out the skating lanes on the inner 5k (Road) to cover the Sunday multi modal traffic and lightly groomed the outer loops.

The best skiing today was East Creek and North Beach.

2017-02-06T15:59:17+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Conditions|

Grooming Report – Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grooming Report – Sunday, January 29, 2017

All skate lanes groomed.  Skiing is great in the morning but things soften up in the afternoon.  Classic tracks still well set so were left alone.

Touch-up  grooming planned for Monday.

A beautiful day at the lake!

2017-01-30T09:52:11+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Conditions|

Grooming Report – Friday January 27, 2017

Grooming Report – Friday January 27, 2017

Skate lanes in all areas are groomed edge to edge.  Surfaces are getting a bit harder with the cold weather.

Classic tracks are wonderful.

We are dealing with a snowmobile trap across from the corral on East Creek,  Be a bit careful of soft snow in that area.  We shoveled and packed but it will be a few more days before it firms up.

It was 6°F when we finished grooming at 7:45 PM.  So be prepared for cold air and cold snow this weekend.
The road is plowed and in good condition with packed snow.  You do NOT need  4WD to access the trailhead.

The skiing should continue to get better through the weekend!

Enjoy!

2017-01-28T08:44:48+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Conditions|

Grooming Report – Thursday January 26, 2017

Grooming Report – Thursday January 26, 2017

Skate lanes in all areas are groomed.  Surfaces are getting a bit harder with the cold weather.
The road is plowed and in good condition with packed snow.  You do NOT need  4WD to access the trailhead.

The skiing should continue to get better through the weekend!

Enjoy!

 

2017-01-26T19:20:54+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Conditions|