Monday

Good Morning,

It will be another day of mixed conditions, and finally below freezing again this am!

The earliest groom of the night has refrozen (North End) and South End trails are looser granular, with hard pack areas. All open trails are groomed except for Tripoli, so use care. We hopefully will get to by mid-morning. Waterbars did open up some over the weekend and there are few trails closures because of this.

This morning fat biking is good to go.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes and Events;

Mid-Winter Sale is going on now. All Salomon Skate boots, Salomon and Atomic skin skis and select Swix clothing are on sale from 20-35% off.

Mixed

Good Morning,

No need to layer up, we will spring skiing for yet another day. It's already above freezing and will stay about the same temp all day (maybe actually cooling off a few degrees through the morning).

Today conditions are mixed. On the North End, all trails on the Livermore side are Cat groomed. On the Tripoli/Osceola side, Tripoli is the only freshly groomed trail. All others are open, track is good, and skate lanes will be soft and a bit messy. On the South End, we will be grooming core trails with the snowmobile this morning. All other open trails down here will be soft and skiing yesterdays ski.

Snow is loose granular and transformed. Coverage is still good, though trails with waterbars will be getting thin and intersections may be a bit dirty. 

Fun, slow skiing : )

Today's tough waxing conditions make it another good day to check out the skin skis--we have models from from Salomon, Atomic and Fischer. Some are available to try in our demos.

Conditions too warm and soft for fat biking, save it for another day.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes and Events;

Mid-Winter Sale is going on now. All Salomon Skate boots, classic skis and select Swix clothing are on sale from 20-35% off.

 

Weekend Outlook

Good Morning,

Another spring-ish January day--enjoy it, even if it means sticky snow and some melting--it will be cold again soon enough!

Today all open trails are groomed for skate and classic. Due to the warm conditions, some outer trails were unable to be groomed, so use care as they'll be skiing on the 1/19 groom.

Today will certainly be a klister day, but like I mentioned yesterday skip it and come try out a skin ski--we have models from from Salomon, Atomic and Fischer. Some are available to try in our demos.

Conditions are ok for fat biking this morning, but due to the warm, we will not have them out after mid-day.

Today join us for Nordic Kids: 9:00 Skate, 10:00 Intermediate Classic and 11:15 Beginner Classic.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes and Events;

Mid-Winter Sale is going on now. Select boots, skis and clothing are on sale from $20-35% off.

See you up here,

Leah

Freeman Friday

Good Morning,

This morning's cool start won't last for long. By mid-day it's looking like it will be above freezing. Conditions have firmed up enough for decent skating this morning, but with the warm temps and fresh snow, classic is the way to go.

It a plain old glorious day out her yesterday, a few skiers had the place to themselves most of the day (first tracks on Cascade Brook weren't until 11:00 am).

Though a bit more cloudy today, I would expect more of the same. We are skiing on yesterdays day groom, conditions will be frozen this morning and soft by the afternoon.

Tomorrow and into tomorrow night will also be pretty warm, once again we will enjoy some spring skiing in January.

I've recommended hard waxes for today, though a klister might be needed for the afternoon. Before you put on the klister, come try out a skin ski--we have models from from Salomon, Atomic and Fischer (some available to try from our Demo department).

Today is our first Freeman Friday of the season. Join us at 4:00 for a 5km race. All levels welcome, $5 entry fee and if you come a little early we be doing a course preview and discussing race strategy and techniques. Do all 4 races and compare your times!

See you up here,

Leah

Notes and Events

Freeman Friday's will run the next 4 weeks. Race starts at 4pm. All levels, freestyle race. $5 entry fee.

Mid-Winter Sale is going on now. Select boots, skis and clothing are on sale from $20-35% off.

And a Little Bit More

Not a lot of snow out of this storm, but a couple inches yesterday and a dusting to 2 inches over night.

This means a couple things, namely, all groomed trails will have some level of coverage over the groom. It also means thougt not deep new powder, the snow is working in very nicely and skiing yesterday was superb--expect the same today. Blue Extra kick, mild-warm temps (keep the F4 handy, it will probably be a bit sticky again as the day warms up.

All open North End trails were groomed last night and we'll be out on the South End again today.

I still would recommend classic skiing over skating as trails haven't firmed up much (Go North if you have to skate).

Snowshoeing will be great--especially on "Closed" trails.

And, its too soft for fat biking. Over the weekend fat biking should be ok in the mornings, but please watch the depth of the tire tracks in the snow. General guidelines state if you sink more than an inch, the ruts will be unsafe for skiing.

See you up here,

Leah

Some Snow

Good Snowy Morning to you all,

It's still snowing and we're still grooming. That's the plan for the day.

Put a pair of touring skis and enjoy the powder. Classic skiing will be a good choice given the forecast of snow throughout the day and into tomorrow.

This morning the groomer is going between the North End--Tripoli/Osceola side and the South End via Swan's Way. We'll do our best to keep some corduroy and fresh tracks out there for you as the snow comes down. Most of the day groom will concentrate on opening South End trails and then we'll head back over to the North End for the afternoon and evening groom.

We will not be opening trails for fat biking for a few days, but if you're looking for something to do other than xc ski, we have snowshoes for the entire family as well as a couple pairs of racing shoes if you want to go for a snowy run.

See you up here,

Leah

 

 

 

Good Morning,

We're getting some higher temps today, which should soften trails up some before a bit of snow tonight and in to tomorrow.

We're skiing today on yesterdays groom. Conditions are loose granular, coverage is good. Skating is fast, classic track is still on the shallow side, but a couple inches of fresh snow will change that all (accumulations for the storm coming in have gone back and forth between 1-3 and 5-8. It's looking like it will be on the lower side now, but as we know, it doesn't take much to freshen up the trails.

We'll be grooming tonight and through any storm tomorrow morning.

Use care this morning on outer trails as the snow likely froze up some, but come mid-day even outer trails should be fun.

See you up here,

Leah

Notes and Events:

Take advantage of our "Lesson to Season Pass" promotion on this season. Purchase and complete 5 group or private lessons (price varies) and you earn a Nordic Season Pass. This is a great way to take on a new sport. If you're already a skier, take 5 private lessons, bump up your skills and get a pass to boot! This promotion will continue toward a pass next season. This program requires the pre-purchase of all lessons and upon completion of them, you are issued a season pass. Email me lelliot@waterville.com or call for details.

 

Notes and Events:

In case you haven't heard, we have a "Lesson to Season Pass" promotion on this season. Purchase and complete 5 group or private lessons (price varies) and you earn a Nordic Season Pass. This is a great way to take on a new sport. If you're already a skier, take 5 private lessons, bump up your skills and get a pass to boot! This promotion will continue toward a pass next season. Email me lelliot@waterville.com or call for details

MLK

Good Morning,

A Peace-filled shout-out to you all.

Skiing has been great this weekend and today's conditions should be about the same: Hard and fast. Great for skate skiing and an extra challenge for the classic skier, but today and through the week temps will be on the rise and conditions will soften up some.

All trails on the North End are open and groomed, except Cascade Brook. South End terrain is good, but more rough as you head off the core trails--ski your second-best down here and have some fun. We again recommend skiing Lower Fletchers UP (or counter clockwise for the loop).

See you up here,

Leah

Notes and Events:

In case you haven't heard, we have a "Lesson to Season Pass" promotion on this season. Purchase and complete 5 group or private lessons (price varies) and you earn a Nordic Season Pass. This is a great way to take on a new sport. If you're already a skier, take 5 private lessons, bump up your skills and get a pass to boot! This promotion will continue toward a pass next season. Email me lelliot@waterville.com or call for details