Packed the network and set fresh track on the whole network before the arrival of above zero temperatures.
The next three days will pose some difficulties for maintaining the ski trails as we cannot put machinery on the trails when conditions get near or above zero. That means little can be done again till Friday after a period of cold temperatures.
Conditions:good (but will be deteriorating) Base: 5 cm
That was a pleasant surprise. Packed and set tracks where I could. There are still some grassy spots and the wind was filling in the some tracks as I left at 9AM. The photo below is of the ski school area … just wanted you to know there was a packed oval for the ski school, but with the wind you may need to look for it this afternoon.
the lower field at 9 AM this morning
Conditions: Good Base: variable depth
The trails are hard and fast for skating. Renovated the network this morning and would classify the conditions as fair due to some grassy sections and exposed ground in both the field loop and the “highway hill” on the woodland loop.
Will need more snow to put in a track for classic.
Conditions: fair Base: less then 5 cm
All children and youth instructional programs (Bunny, Jack, Magic, Track Attack and Junior Outers), as well as Adult Learn-to-Ski lessons in classic and skate ski techniques, are now sold out. Thank you for your continued support of these popular instructional ski programs.
General club memberships are available until the end of January. Club membership assists with our programming and events, and supports the club’s ongoing maintenance and grooming of ski trails at Waterloo’s Bechtel Park.
Registration for the next fall and winter seasons begins in mid-September 2017!