I did a quick grooming to reestablish the classic track throughout the network. The wind will have covered some of them, but they could use a little snow as the base is still thin. Enjoy and head into the woods should the wind be strong. -Stephan
I was selfish today…got up at 6:00 a.m. and went grooming for two hours. Then I went skiing myself, enjoying classic tracks all around the network, while looking at a similar skating lane beside me. One thin spot remains at the tennis court loop at the bottom where the sharp turn is located. A splendid morning of great conditions; I didn’t even get verbally assaulted from a dog walker. Now it’s your turn to ski. -Stephan
Everything was groomed for classic and skating Friday night, so it should set up/firm up and give you great skiing conditions. A few thin spots of the double track are present along the cemetery fence line and at the turn of the tennis court loop, but there there is plenty of snow in the skate lane. Enjoy “conditioni spendido” Viva Spring skiing. -Stephan
Well a few centimeters will make a difference. Renovated the whole network and it is good for skating, but if you insist on doing the cemetery loop, do in such a way that you go down the big hill, not up as the snow cover is thin and skating will push away the snow to the icy sheet underneath. I tried setting a classic track, but there was only enough snow in places, but not everywhere…waxless skis will be fine. Enjoy the sunshine.
Well, we found a sheet of ice and made it skiable. We renovated the tennis court loop and parts of the woods, excluding the large cemetery loop as there was too much ice from run-off etc. Careful on the dipsy-doodle in the woods; we shoveled to cover up the ice but it requires careful skiing. The skating is fast and fun and you find a classic track in places with some flurries having accumulated in them. -Stephan and Brett
Use It Before We Lose It!
The trails were renovated Friday afternoon including a new classic track around the entire network. The cemetery hill is thin, but there is an option to take the new route up/down the middle. Use the snow, before the freezing rain/rain arrives on Sunday. -Stephan
Jan 29 Trail Conditions:
Well, we are finally grooming the trails and it is the end of January! The network was packed and track set today, but the wind erased some of the tracks. Everything is fine, but the cemetery uphill is still very thin. Keep to grassy sides…almost in the grass to avoid the gravel on that uphill.
Bed sheets, night gowns, and PJs are made of silk, but so are your trails, at least when I left them this morning at 8:00, all groomed for classic and skating around the entire network of trails. Enjoy the silken path…
More snow and a repaired track setter is delivering happiness all around the network…skating and classic tracks are set everywhere minus one hill. The wind in the fields might make it look I did nothing in some parts, but do enjoy nevertheless.
I rolled, renovated and track set this morning the entire network; fortunately we have enough snow, unfortunately, the rising temperatures means that the track setting will not firm up, but it it will good for the day. We’ll do more when the temps are cold this week.