Winter!

Good Morning All,

It feels like winter up here and thankfully it looks like winter too!

Trails are beautiful and it's only December 10th, let's enjoy it. I've heard from lots of you so we're expecting the trails to be skied plenty today.

It's cold still pretty blustery up here, we had some good winds overnight, so expect windblown snow on the groomed trails. The cat was able to get out and set track on some North End trails. Remember to keep an eye out for thin areas on the track. Classic skiers: don't take your best skis into the track today. Skate skiing you're good if you stay awake and watch for thin cover if you're heading up Upper Snows.

The kiosk is open in the Livermore Parking Lot for ticket sales and information today from 10-1:30, please say hi to Dan and show your support for our trails by buying a pass or showing him your season pass. The best place for groups to purchase passes is still the Center (and we have a fire too), but we're out on the North End if you get in a pinch.

Today fat biking can access the North End via Swans Way. There's enough coverage for fat biking, just not skiing yet, so go for a good ride and head out to our other Multi-Use trails:  Village, Connector, Greeley Path, Deep Woods and Livermore (to jct 65), is good for today. If you don't have one of your own, our rental fleet is full. We have new & used fat bikes for sale. Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything.

This year there are a few changes to the website. You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditions but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them.

Also, join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.

 

Should be a good day up here,

Leah

Here comes the chill

Good Morning,

It's chilly and gusty up here today, the wind is bringing in cold temps which combined will be great for our trails. The last two day's of warm temps made for soft conditions and it will be good to firm things up for the expected (yes, please!), snowfall next week.

We did get a dusting overnight and we're expecting flurries most of the day. Due to the yesterday's soft snow, expect skiing first thing this morning to be a bit bumpy. The snowmobile will be out all morning making it pretty and more enjoyable skiing.

Depending on what the day and afternoon bring, we are still hoping to have the Cat out to set some track on Tripoli, but it is likely we will have to wait for the next snowfall to do this. Snowmobile grooming makes good skate lanes and there are classic tracks set by skiers on the sides of most trails, so bundle up today and for the weekend and come ski!

Repeat:

Fat biking on Village, Connector, Greeley Path, Deep Woods and Livermore (to jct 65), is good for today. If you don't have one of your own, our rental fleet is full. We have new & used fat bikes for sale, with just ONE left at $550, make it yours! Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything.

This year there are a few changes to the website. You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditions but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them.

Also, join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.

See you up here,

Leah

Letting it set

Good Morning,

Open trails on the North End are snowmobile groomed and firming up good. Yesterday's warm temperatures, on top of a couple inches of snow, is making for some fun skiing.

Skating will be good today and there's still plenty of powder to ski (or follow) classic tracks to the side. People have been out on every trail we have, though they're not open, we know you've been there!

Today we're letting the snow settle where we've packed it and depending on what snow we get this evening and Friday, we plan on getting the Cat out on several North End trails. We will have limited South End open for the weekend, but there will be skiing out the door from the Center.

Fat biking on Village, Connector, Greeley Path, Deep Woods and Livermore (to jct 65), is good for today. If you don't have one of your own, our rental fleet is full. We have new & used fat bikes for sale, with just ONE left at $550, make it yours! Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything.

This year there are a few changes, to the website. You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditions but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them.

Also, join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.

See you up here,

Leah

 

 

 

 

Facing the other direction from our FaceBook "Name this Trail" feed from yesterday.

Facing the other direction from our FaceBook "Name this Trail" feed from yesterday.

Wednesday

Let's not forget the view while we're out here, a little brook heading under Tripoli. It's still snowing up here and the snowmobile will be out so expect a powder day if you head out early. We'll be grooming the core trails again today and packing the trails we plan on opening for the weekend. Tripoli and Livermore both firmed up enough for skating yesterday, but with the accumulation this morning, classic still is probably a good choice. It's still a bit soft for fat biking, but we'll be out checking trails so give us a call. Village Trail to where Drakes Brook passes under 49 should be decent. Snowshoers have been out on it and it ought to be packed some. By theweekend more trails will be good to go. Our rental fleet is full and we have new & used fat bikes for sale, with just ONE left at $550, make it yours! Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything. This year there are a few changes, as you probably noticed, we have a new website! You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditions but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them. Join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.  

Let's not forget the view while we're out here, a little brook heading under Tripoli.

It's still snowing up here and the snowmobile will be out so expect a powder day if you head out early. We'll be grooming the core trails again today and packing the trails we plan on opening for the weekend.

Tripoli and Livermore both firmed up enough for skating yesterday, but with the accumulation this morning, classic still is probably a good choice.

It's still a bit soft for fat biking, but we'll be out checking trails so give us a call. Village Trail to where Drakes Brook passes under 49 should be decent. Snowshoers have been out on it and it ought to be packed some. By theweekend more trails will be good to go. Our rental fleet is full and we have new & used fat bikes for sale, with just ONE left at $550, make it yours! Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything.

This year there are a few changes, as you probably noticed, we have a new website! You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditions but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them.

Join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.

 

More to come...

Snowmobile grooming yesterday and today

Snowmobile grooming yesterday and today

More to come as we continue to open more trails with the snowmobile and more snow to come later this week!

Trails are all snowmobile groomed, which means classic skiing is without tracks, though there are plenty to follow as the snow is soft and people are out. Skate lanes will be firming up today on Tripoli and Livermore. All other trails are still pretty soft. Come out and enjoy!

It's sunny and soft up here, so classic skiing is probably your best bet for the day. We are expecting a little snow and dropping temps so skiing will continue to be great and we'll do our best to get classic tracks out there too.

It's too soft right today for fat biking, but by the weekend things will have firmed up and should be good to go. Our rental fleet is full and we have new & used fat bikes for sale, starting at $550. Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything.

This year there are a few changes, as you probably noticed, we have a new website! You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditions but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them.

Join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.

The Snowmobile is OUT

It snowed a few inches Saturday and with this morning's snow, we're out on the North End seeing about making a little groomed skiing. As you can see from the image, right now the best thing to do is take out an old pair of classic skis and enjoy the untracked powder. I'll have updates as the day goes on, but watch for Tripoli and Livermore to have some snowmobile grooming on them today.

As we expect to be skiing, regular hours of operation are on! Daily from 8:30-4pm. 

Now for the repeat:

We are currently renting fat bikes and have new & used fat bikes for sale, starting at $550. Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything.

This year there are a few changes, as you probably noticed, we have a new website, for one! You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditionas but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them.

Join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.

 

December is here...

There isn't anything to ski yet, but it is December and the temperature should be cold again beginning this weekend.

No changes since the last update and no snow-of-note in the immediate forecast but again, as soon as we get 6-8" we'll get some groomed skiing going. 

 

In the meantime, we've got a great selection of skis, outerwear and accessories to get you even MORE ready for the season. There are lots of early season specials and don't forget, if you're a Nordic Passholder, you get 20% off all products the entire season.

We are currently renting fat bikes and have new & used fat bikes for sale, starting at $550. Fat bikes are pretty fun (a lot like riding a bike), they're stable, mellow and can get you just about over anything.

This year there are a few changes, as you probably noticed, we have a new website, for one! You can still view our events on the google calendar, and on the event calendar. We are also using TrailHub.org for our trail conditions. You can still use our website to see conditionas but now you can use the TrailHub mobile app to get conditions updates and you can  "favorite"  trails, and get notifications when they've been opened, groomed or have notes added about them.

Join us at the end of the month for our Season Pass Holder Party, Friday 12/30 from 5pm-7pm. Refreshments, entertainment and a raffle are planned, so don't miss it. Our Swix Wax Tech will be here for the wax clinic at 6:00.

Looking Winter-ish!

Bits of snow have been blowing around the valley the last couple of days and the colder temperatures are firming up the trails. Hurrah!

I had a call today to ask about a projected opening. This is where we are:

Forecasts for the next 4 days range from a dusting to 10 inches and we're working on getting snowmaking to take advantage of the low overnight temperatures predicted over the next week. 

We're ready to open trails the moment the snow comes. Once we get 6-8" we'll see what we can make skiable!

In the meantime, we've got a great selection of skis, outerwear and accessories to get you even MORE ready for the season. There are lots of early season specials and don't forget, if you're a Nordic Passholder, you get 20% off all products the entire season (prices go up 11/30 so get on it!)

Fat bikes are also going strong, come rent or demo one, we have them for sale starting at $500.

See you up here very soon,

Leah