Feeling More Like Spring Again

It's true, it's the end of march and temps are starting to be much more seasonal. That means at somepoint the snow will melt.... but not yet!!

We are still 100% open. As I've mentioned before, we're watching a few trails get narrower, a waterbar pop up here and enjoying lots of great skiing.

Today we're skiing yesterday's groom, so expect glazed (FAST!) conditions first this morning, but but as soon as the temps warm some, it will be very pleasant out here.

We will be grooming all open trails for the weekend, though warm temps (and a little snow) through the night may impact this. Expect the North End to be cat groomed and we may have to do a little snowmobile grooming for the South End.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes & Events:

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up Leroy's Loop on the the alpine mountain and come down terrain (bumps, banked turns) on your xc skis--super fun!       Registration and course preview 8:00-9:00, All ages, wave starts 9:00

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders).

All Clothing, skis and boots in the shop are 20-45% off. Come get some gear to get out with for the last 2 weeks of this season and next. We have one pair of Fischer RCS 187's left (if you're a pilot binding user, this is the last year you can drill over the Fischer plate and mount a pilot binding--don't miss the chance if you're thinking about a new ski!).

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

 

Another Chilly Day

Good Morning,

Beautiful skiing up here, just be bundled up for the wind, especially early in the day. It's a cold start to the day and the wind will continue today, so make sure you're covered up well before you head out.

All trails are open and groomed this morning. The Cat will be in the South End a bit this morning. Expect firm trails and only take your best skis out on the road trails on the North End. There are sections of trails that have tree debris from the last storm and the continued wind. We do our best to clean it up, but sometimes its hard trying to keep the woods tidy :)

Hope to see you all up here!

Leah

Notes & Events:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders).

WoodSki Roller Skis are 30% off, Rental classic and skate Skis and boots are now on sale for $50-$100, Skate boots are 20-45% off, Skis 20-35% off and ALL Swix Clothing is also 20-45% off!

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up a run on the the alpine mountain and come down terrain (bumps, banked turns) on your xc skis--super fun!

Mid Week Temperature Drop

Good Morning,

It was warm overnight and temps will be dropping through mid-day and staying cool and windy for the next couple of days (tomorrow should be a bit warmer). But we had snow showers throughout the night and they will continue throughout the day too. Little bits of snow like this, and those in the 10 forecast are great for just freshening up things a little.

The North End was groomed overnight and the South End groom started early this morning and will continue through the day. In general, the North End has more snow, but the South End trails are skiing fine too (though a bit more debris in the trails down here).

The forecast shows below freezing temps for the next week so we should be skiing pretty for the near future!

See below for SALE deals, but we have great clothing deals from 20-45% off and a handful of skis left at great prices too!

See you up here,

Leah

Notes & Events:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders).

WoodSki Roller Skis are 30% off, Rental classic and skate Skis and boots are now on sale for $50-$100, Skate boots are 20-45% off, Skis 20-35% off and ALL Swix Clothing is also 20-45% off!

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up a run on the the alpine mountain and come down terrain (bumps, banked turns) on your xc skis--super fun!

So It's Spring

Spring has arrived and with it, spring conditions. As it only just got to freezing (after a very warm day) trails are ungroomed today. Classic tracks are good and will be nice by mid/late morning as temps increase. The cloud cover will slow down melt, but it is that time of the year.

Expect a range of glazed and fast conditions in the morning, slippery conditions in the shade and soft, slow snow in the sun exposed portions of the trails. This is about the time where skiing takes on a whole new level of adventure. Use care on all trails, particularly the outer trails and those with waterbars.

Cold conditions tonight and tomorrow will let us get the Cat out and groom all open trails Wednesday ( the groom will go into the day, as it won't drop below freezing until the wee hours). All trails will again be groomed for Thursday and then it's looking like some seasonal temps & precip will be moving it and we'll do what we can to keep trails in good skiing condition.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes & Events:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders).

WoodSki Roller Skis are 30% off, Rental classic and skate Skis and boots are now on sale for $50-$100, Skate boots are 20-45% off, Skis 20-35% off and Swix Clothing is also 20-35% off!

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up a run on the the alpine mountain and come down terrain (bumps, banked turns) on your xc skis--super fun!

WARM!

Good Morning,

It froze up a bit early this morning, but will be quite warm again today and tomorrow. Due to temps and a little needed maintenance on the Cat, trails will be snowmobile groomed for the next couple of days. A few of the outer trails will be skiing on their previous groom for today as well, so wait until it warms up some to avoid glazed conditions.

Snowmobile grooming leaves the classic track from the cat groom and cleans up the skate lanes, but anes will be a bit more rough than usual given the condition of the snow and temperatures.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes & Events:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders).

WoodSki Roller Skis are 30% off, Rental classic and skate Skis and boots are now on sale for $50-$100, Skate boots are 20-45% off, Skis 20-35% off and Swix Clothing is also 20-35% off!

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up a run on the the alpine mountain and come down terrain (bumps, banked turns) on your xc skis--super fun!

Paintball & Feeling like Spring-Time

Good Morning,

It's going to be a warm couple of days, just as it should be. Looks like spring will come sometime after all. It's looking very wintery up here, so come enjoy.

A few outer trails were left of the groom last night due to soft conditions. Some of the outer trail: Cascade Brook, Upper Criterion and Upper Fletchers, Jennings, Drakes will be glazed this morning, but will be skiing nice once the temps warm up a bit.

Today,  please come join us for Paintball!  The event will be on from 10-2:30 all ages (5+) and abilities are welcome. Safety clinics start on the hr every 30 mins. You get a little info on the sport and the event itself and then you go. Race against your friends, family, other participants, the clock or just go at your own pace for fun. There's a super short "lolly-pop" loop for the little ones and longer routes for the big kids/adults. No preregistration is required, come anytime and we'll get you out! $5 for kids (12 and under), $10 for adults, & $40 for a family.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes & Events:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders).

WoodSki Roller Skis are 30% off, Rental classic and skate Skis and boots are now on sale for $50-$100, Skate boots are 20-45% off, Skis 20-35% off and Swix Clothing is also 20-35% off!

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up a run on the the alpine mountain and come down terrain (bumps, banked turns) on your xc skis--super fun!

Saturday and Season Info

Good Saturday Morning to you all,

It's cool right now, but looking like it's going to be a nice one with sunshine and light winds!

So it doesn't get buried in my notes here: Closing date 4/9! That's right, unless we get a crazy melt and there's nothing to groom, we will be open for skiing through the first week of April--yahoo!

Today ALL trails are open and groomed, 100%. We've had some serious wind over the last few days (that storm was a gusty one and the winds didn't want to let up) and though we've cleared the trails of all trees that came down, you'll see where they were: sawdust and stick mania in certain sections. Thankfully plenty of fantastic skiing out there to make up for the funky sections.

This morning Nordic Kids is a go: 9:00 Skate Skiing, 10:00 Intermediate Classic, 11:15 Beginner.

Tomorrow, please come join us for Paintball! This is a rescheduled event and so from 10-2:30 all ages (5+) and abilities are welcome. Safety clinics start on the hr every 30 mins. You get a little info on the sport and the event itself and then you go. Race against your friends, family, other participants, the clock or just go at your own pace for fun. There's a super short "lolly-pop" loop for the little ones and longer routes for the big kids/adults. No preregistration is required, come anytime and we'll get you out!

See you up here,

Leah

Notes & Events:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders)

WoodSki Roller Skis are 30% off, Rental classic and skate Skis and boots are now on sale for $50-$100, Skate boots are 20-45% off, Skis 20-35% off and Swix Clothing is also 20-35% off!

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

3/19      Paintball Biathlon 10am-2:30pm Fun Family Event, Ages 5+ do a shoot, ski/snowshoe and shoot again.

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up Leroy's Loop on the alpine mountain and come down a bump course on your xc skis--super fun!

Weekend Outlook

Good Morning,

It looks like winter up here again--so great! It's been snowy, windyand chilly, but spring skiing is just around the corner and we have plenty of time to enjoy it.

This morning ALL (Including Cascade Brook, caution, still pretty soft) North End trails are groomed, we've had a demo Cat out that's a bit wide, so John Deer is skiing on yesterday's groom. On the South End we're still working on getting the remaining trails open. Jennings and Upper Fletchers will be opened and groomed this afternoon and we'll be 100% for the weekend.

I'm keeping my comment below, in case you missed it yesterday:

Snow is deep and soft and why not enjoy some more classic skiing! For all you skate skiers out there, I highly recommend giving classic skiing a chance. It's more work than you think (especially since you'll be trying to go your regular skate skiing speed!). If you don't have your own equipment, rent some from us--we have a good range of skis for stability or speed or both in our rentals and demo fleets. We even have a handful of skin skis left at 20-40% off.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes & Events:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski on it for the rest of the season (new passholders)

WoodSki Roller Skis are 30% off, Rental classic and skate Skis and boots are now on sale for $50-$100, Skate boots are 20-45% off, Skis 20-35% off and Swix Clothing is also 20-35% off!

Fat bikes are on sale from $700-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

3/19      Paintball Biathlon 10am-2:30pm Fun Family Event, Ages 5+ do a shoot, ski/snowshoe and shoot again.

3/26       2nd Annual Skier Cross. Ski up Leroy's Loop on the alpine mountain and come down a bump course on your xc skis--super fun!