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

 

Sunday

 

Good Morning,

Today is shaping up to be another nice mid-January day. A bit warmer than yesterday, so we can enjoy that.

Yesterday was fantastic, thanks to all the participants of our clinics and to Fischer, Swix, Atomic and Salomon for getting so many people out on great demo equipment!

Conditions remain firm and fast, though previously groomed trails are softening up some (this is relative!). Areas of track are still thin, but as we keep grooming and as temps warm up this week, we should see some improvements.

This morning we're working on the South End outer trails, watch for trails openings by mid-morning (if they're not open by then, it means we'll probably be waiting until the next snow).

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.

MLK Saturday

 

Good Morning,

It's a nice cold and sunny January day. Conditions are hard and fast.

All open trails are groomed for skate and classic. After our thaw & rain, the freeze has made for some firm skiing and classic track is on the shallow side, but set on all trails. The conditions will improve with another couple cycles of grooming.

All North End trails are open on the Tripoli/Osceola side. On the Livermore side all trails are open except for Cascade Brook, Beanbender and Swazytown. On the South End we will have our core trails open. We're hoping work on outer trails as we can.

Today join us today for:

9:00-3:00 Salomon, Atomic and Fischer Ski Demo. Try before you buy or try just because new skis are fun.

9:00-4:30 Women's Clinic. Due to some cancellations we still have space, come before 9:00 and sign up! This is a great way to get started with the sport or work with our advanced instructors to improve your technique. Grab a friend and spend the day with us. Two on-snow clinics are followed by yoga and a "Wine and Wax" clinic. Second Annual Swix Trunk Sale. We have so much fun!

Nordic Kids. Group lesson format, kids play and ski.  For ages 5-12.                                     9:00-9:45 Skate                                                                                                                      10:00-11:00 Intermediate Classic                                                                                                    11:00 Fun Race                                                                                                                          11:15-12:00 Beginner Classic.

10:00-11:30 Kris Freeman's Advanced Skate Clinic.  Purchase your ticket and please meet Kris at the Adventure (Nordic) Center. This clinic is full, but send me an email or call if you're interested in attending another clinic in the future. These clinics are for intermediate and up. You don't have to keep up with Kris, but you do need to be able to ski. His clinics are a fantastic place to learn what Kris does and what you can do to move better and faster.

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.

The Plan

Mid-Day UPDATE:

ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. RE-OPENING TOMORROW.

I know you're all wondering, "will we be skiing this weekend?" The answer is a resounding "YES," of course!

Today, the North End trails are open, but as soon as they start freezing up, glazed conditions will occur which makes for potential dangerous (and way less fun) conditions. We'll keep a close eye out and be closing trails for safety. In the mean time, take out your metal edge skis and enjoy a morning classic ski.

And here's the plan: The snow has been warm and rained on for 2 full days, but our previous snow pack was pretty dense, so we haven't lost a lot of depth. Before we can groom, the snow needs to dry out and re-freeze. With the cooling temps and winds expected today (and cold temps coming tonight through the weekend, this will happen. It would be best if we gave the snow at least 24 hrs, but with the holiday weekend and all of us needing to get out there, we will groom beginning late this afternoon.

As with any groom after a solid freeze, it will take a couple cycles to get the trails tip-top again, but we expect to have all of the North End, minus Cascades due to open water-bars, open and groomed tomorrow morning.

On the South End we will have our core trails open. Lower Fletcher's and Sloppy Joe's both held up well through yesterday, so we may be able to get them open with some shoveling, but it is likely that the water-bars will collapse as they're pretty wet right now. I'll keep you posted!

We do have a busy weekend expected and we have several things going on tomorrow:

9:00-3:00 Salomon, Atomic and Fischer Ski Demo. Try before you buy or try just because new skis are fun.

9:00-4:30 Women's Clinic. This is a great way to get started with the sport or work with our advanced instructors to improve your technique. Grab a friend and spend the day with us. Two on-snow clinics are followed by yoga and a "Wine and Wax" clinic. Second Annual Swix Trunk Sale. Call to preregister and reserve your place. We have a couple spaces left, so if you're on the fence, sign up now! We have so much fun!

Nordic Kids. Group lesson format, kids play and ski.  For ages 5-12.                     9:00-9:45 Skate                                                                                                               10:00-11:00 Intermediate Classic                                                                                  11:00 Fun Race                                                                                                                          11:15-12:00 Beginner Classic.

10:00-1130 Kris Freeman's Advanced Skate Clinic. These clinics are for intermediate and up. You don't have to keep up with Kris, but you do need to be able to ski. His clinics are a fantastic place to learn what Kris does and what you can do to move better and faster. Purchase clinic ticket and meet Kris at the Nordic Center. From there you will either begin the clinic or reconvene at the Livermore parking lot and do the clinic on the North End.

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!

Week Outlook Continued...

Hello!

To those of you wondering, it was very warm yesterday and today is promising to be a another spring-like day, but instead of sunshine, we are expecting rain. Some people call it clear precipitation, but the fact of it is that warmth and rain don't do anything good to our trails.

We have closed the South End, including Swan's Way. The North End remains open and ungroomed, though I expect to be closing additional trails this morning to preserve the snow we have.

The less we compact the snow with foot travel, skis, snowshoes, and bikes the more likely we can making a great skiable surface again.

The temperatures look good and cold for friday night and though it would be best if we gave things a day to dry and freeze up, we need to be skiing for the weekend! So much going on up here.

All events and programs are still on the books, locations may be modified, so when you come into the center, please make sure you know where to meet your instructor!

Please call us with any questions.

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!

And, the first of our annual Women's Clinics is scheduled for the following Saturday 1/14 9-4:30. This is a great way to get started with the sport or work with our advanced instructors to improve your technique. Grab a friend and spend the day with us. Two on-snow clinics are followed by yoga and a "Wine and Wax" clinic. Second Annual Swix Trunk Sale. Call to pre-register and reserve your place.

Also on 1/14 is Kris Freeman's Advanced Skate Clinic 10:00-11:30. These clinics are for intermediate and up. You don't have to keep up with Kris, but you do need to be able to ski. His clinics are a fantastic place to learn what Kris does and what you can do to move better and faster.

1/14 Salomon, Atomic and Fischer Ski Demo 9-3pm. Try before you buy. Try just because new skis are fun.

Week Outlook Continued...

Hello All,

Grumble, grumble. It's warm and though we got snow, this morning the precipitation is mixed. We will not be grooming and depending on how warm it gets today and tomorrow, we may have close trails until temps drop.

For the next couple days I recommend going for a walk in the woods, or for a bike ride or playing cards. The less we hit the trails, the better they'll be when it freezes and after a groom. It's still looking like Friday night before the temps drop enough for us to get out and groom.

The weekend should be great though, and there's plenty of snow, so don't despair, just take a couple days off of winter!

Please call us with any questions.

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!

And, the first of our annual Women's Clinics is scheduled for the following Saturday 1/14 9-4:30. This is a great way to get started with the sport or work with our advanced instructors to improve your technique. Grab a friend and spend the day with us. Two on-snow clinics are followed by yoga and a "Wine and Wax" clinic. Second Annual Swix Trunk Sale. Call to pre-register and reserve your place.

Also on 1/14 is Kris Freeman's Advanced Skate Clinic 10:00-11:30. These clinics are for intermediate and up. You don't have to keep up with Kris, but you do need to be able to ski. His clinics are a fantastic place to learn what Kris does and what you can do to move better and faster.

1/14 Salomon, Atomic and Fischer Ski Demo 9-3pm. Try before you buy. Try just because new skis are fun.

Mid-Week Outlook

The weather is always the thing, right? This morning will be the last great skating day until the weekend. Tomorrow warm temps are headed our way and between those and the precipitation, we will not be bringing machines out on the trails. Depending on how soft conditions get, we may ask that people not ski--as in watch for trail closures.

Today all trails are skiing great on yesterday's groom. The Cat will be on the South End preping remaining closed trails for opening in a few days.

Fat bikes are fine on designated trails today, but again we expect it to be too soft the rest of the week (should be all ok by the weekend)

Please call us with any questions.

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 lessons and you earn a complementary 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!

And, the first of our annual Women's Clinics is scheduled for the following Saturday 1/14 9-4:30. This is a great way to get started with the sport or work with our advanced instructors to improve your technique. Grab a friend and spend the day with us. Two on-snow clinics are followed by yoga and a "Wine and Wax" clinic. Second Annual Swix Trunk Sale. Call to pre-register and reserve your place.

Also on 1/14 is Kris Freeman's Advanced Skate Clinic 10:00-11:30. These clinics are for intermediate and up. You don't have to keep up with Kris, but you do need to be able to ski. His clinics are a fantastic place to learn what Kris does and what you can do to move better and faster.

1/14 Salomon, Atomic and Fischer Ski Demo 9-3pm. Try before you buy. Try just because new skis are fun.