Closed for 2016/2017 Winter Season

The Nordic trails are closed for the season. It was a nice long one and I hope you all enjoyed plenty of it!

The Adventure Center is open year round and bikes are available for rent along with the fat bikes, which will remain for sale, if you're interested.

During the summer, there will also be select xc clothing and accessories for sale along with WoodSki Roller skis.

I will be posting a few roller ski clinics. If you're interested and don't see one posted that works for you, email me at lelliot@waterville.com. Toward the fall we try to get regular skis in and it's great to have company.

There's plenty to do up here during the summer--it's fun to see the trails in different seasons.

Take care and see you soon,

Leah

Closing Day Has Arrived

Good Morning,

It's officially the last day of the 2016/17 winter and it is entirely spring: some great sections of trails with all sorts of mixed conditions in between.

Due to the very warm temperatures and bit of rain, there is no groom for this final day. If you're heading out, take classic skis and go up Tripoli; track is good and it's the cleanest trail out there.

Don't forget come in an let us put some storage wax on your skis (lot's of you brought your skis in yesterday, they'll be happier for it when you bring them out again next winter!). We still have retail out, if you're looking to set yourself up next season--not much left, but what is out is well priced.

I'll post again tomorrow for the season send off--been a good one!

See you up here,

Leah

One More Day

Good Morning,

It's a few degrees below freezing and the Cat will be out grooming select trails this morning. Conditions are variable and temps will rise rapidly, so head up and get out on the trails. With the temps and precip forecast tonight, I expect this to be our last groom of the season, but we will be open tomorrow and classic lanes should still be in good condition.

After you get your one last ski (on groomed trails anyway), come into the shop. We running astorage wax special and have some great prices on closeout boots, skis, clothing and accessories.

We also have a couple pairs of WoodSki Rollerskis left, if you don't ever want to say goodbye to skiing (or if you know the value of dryland training). They're 30% off, which makes them a heck of a deal. We will be doing a couple roller ski clinics this spring and late summer, watch for a schedule posted here.

See you up here,

Leah

Ski This Weekend!

Hello to all of you looking to ski one more more weekend!

We are planning on getting the Cat out tomorrow morning early and  grooming all the Tripoli/Osceola side trails (minus John Deer) and Livermore & Upper Snows. 

Expect some fun spring skiing, it will dip just to freezing pre-dawn and warm up pretty quickly, so bring some sunscreen and expect to have fun. Sunday will be a little less sunny, but even warmer--temps are supposed to stay high overnight, so skate lanes will probably be messy, but spring skiing is for classic waxless skis anyway!

Though the skiing will all be at the North End, make a trip into the center to get storage wax on your skis and maybe pick up some clothes or equipment at great prices. We'll be at the Livermore parking lot some in the morning, but come in and see us if you need a ticket, rental or just to say "see you next winter."

Leah

Re-Opening for the 15th & 16th!

Hello All!

I won't say, "Thanks for a great season," just yet. We have so much snow, we just can't quit yet. This week we'll sit out the very warm weather (go for that run, ride, or hike we've all been looking forward too), and then ski again this weekend.

The shop will be closed during the week, but we will be around, so call or email if you have any questions.

See you this weekend,

Leah

Notes:

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski with it for this weekend (new passholders). You can purchase your pass online.

All clothing, skis, boot and accessories in shop are 20-45% off.

Fat bikes are on sale from $600-$950

Sunday

Good Morning!

It's looking like it's going to be a great day of spring skiing up here. Cool now (just below freezing) and temps are headed into the 40's by the mid-late afternoon, so ski early!

The North End was groomed last night and the South End groom is finishing up this morning--expect to the the Cat down here if you're out first thing. The quote from the groomer about the conditions this morning is that "most look like mid-Feb, some like mid-April." And that's the story. There are feet of snow on the bridges (and trails) with some sun exposed and wet areas that remind us we are officially weeks into spring.

The snowpack keep us skiing for who know how long-- long enough to plan on grooming next weekend. We may not have the Cat on the South End (maybe...), but expect much of the North End to be open and groomed!

If you just can't ski one more time this year, please do your skis a favor and put storage wax on them for the summer. We have wax left if you're a DIYer, and passholders have us put it on for $5. Those of you who aren't passholders should just get a pass and then get the wax special, otherwise we charge you extra ;)

While you're in the shop, pick up a jacket or pants for hiking, biking or skiing next year at end of season prices. We also restocked our roller skis and have two pairs of skate WoodSki roller skis at 30% This means you can get on these great performing dryland training tools for right around $202!

See you up here,

Leah

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski with it for ANOTHER WEEKof this season (new passholders).

All clothing, skis, boot and accessories in shop are 20-45% off.

Fat bikes are on sale from $600-$950

A little warm overnight

Good Morning,

It's dropped below freezing, we're let trails dry and will be out on them this through the morning, grooming up as many trails as we can. As I wrote yesterday, the plan is for a partial groom today and a full groom tomorrow (lower temps today and then actually a bit cold! overnight).

Today,  theCat will head down to the South End via Swans. Swans is still in good shape except for some brown on the powerline hill closer to the Pipeline jct. South End core trails will be groomed--more if time allows. Expect the North End trails to be done by mid-morning: Livermore to Upper Snows, and the Tripoli/Osceola side (Tripoli road it's self won't get groomed until tomorrow).

So, if you're headed out first thing, watch for follow the cordury. Ungroomed trails have actually been skiing pretty nicely, but use care not that we have some sub freezing temps. We have gotten close to an inch of snow, so enjoy.

In case you missed the announcement, we will be re-opening for the weekend of the 15th&16th! An extra week to the ski season, hurrah!

See you up here,

Leah

Closing Weekend April 15th & 16th

 

That's Right, an Extra weekend!

The last few days have actually had some great skiing. Definitely not always ideal (some crust-ice, slush, chunk, slow mush, rain and amazing moments of silky glide in between). But, there's enough snow out there that even with warm weather heading our way next week, we'll re-open like the alpine hill and groom for one more weekend!

We're getting some light precip today and we are again ungroomed, but as long as you're not expecting perfect corduroy, skiing is still fun and coverage good. The wind that came through will have us out cleaning up trails (throw a stick or two off the trail if you're in the mood).

It's still looking promising for a Cat groom tomorrow morning. We probably won't have time to do the whole system in the short window of freezing temps, but looks like between the two days (Sat & Sun) we should get most everything groomed for the final days of the season.

This weekend we'll be running a passholder storage wax special of $5 and now that we're staying open an extra weekend, we can extend this special.

I'll post this through the weekend too, but WoodSki RollerSkis are 30% off and we have two left in stock. This might be the last we see of WoodSki for a little while, so don't miss the chance to set yourself up for dryland training!

See you up here,

Leah

2017/18 Season Passes are on sale--buy your pass now and ski with it for the few days of the season (new passholders). And now another week++

Everything in the shop is 20-45% off (swix clothing & accessories are perfect for early season biking and hiking too). We still have one pair of Fischer RCS Plus Skate Skis 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 great new ski!).

Fat bikes are on sale from $600-$950 too and they're a great way to get out during the shoulder seasons as well as next winter.

Lots of snow, he forgot to smile at the camera!  

Lots of snow, he forgot to smile at the camera!