Great news. I am just coming in from grooming with the bigger Pisten Bully. I am still powertilling cold dry powder! A few south facing hills are transformed corn snow but 90 % is cold dry powder. I groomed up about 20 km tonight with the Bully and we have a full crew in the AM to groom up another 60 km or so.
Many calls and questions when we will close and how conditions will be next week etc. Yes I see temps are getting warm next week Tuesday Wed. maybe even rain. However I see our base is pretty thick and as long as the river does not flood I think we can survive the warm spell and stay open for skiing until March 21st our scheduled closing date. there are not any bare spots on 90 km of trails.
Starting Saturday 50% off remaining xc jackets, seaters and a variety of tops. All other soft goods 20% off. 20% off drinker belts and ski bags.
Grasshopper groomed about 30 km of trail tonight with the JD Gator and 9 foot groomer. I groomed about 20 km this morning w the PB . the snow conditions are great. Tracks are glazed on open and south facing hills. We do plan to reset tracks until Saturday early AM,. Friday we are going w firm tracks, some glazed, on classic only trails and regroomed skate lanes and reset tracks on combination trails by the PB, no bare spots reported.
Great skiing today, we had both Pisten Bullies out this morning, we powertilled cold dry powder on 45 km and reset tracks. Wide Track came in and regroomed 40 km of the Classic only Trails. Temps did not get warm enough to ice up todays grooming, except on open areas and south facing hills. I plan to head out in the AM to regroom with the PB on main trails.
We took the day off from grooming today after 13 days straight of daily grooming. The trails skied well, there are no bare spots and good coverage. It did get warm today and we will have 2 groomers out in the AM.
What a great of skiing and grooming. We groomed up 85 k this morning with both Pisten Bullies and 2 single track groomers. A sign the skiing was good today was that 3 out of 4 of the groomers were out skiing after grooming! (# 4 was working in the office on paper work and selling skis.)
The new snow really made skiing at mid winter conditions we are at 78 inches of snowfall. Looks like we will make our March 21 closing date. a few warm days but with the snowpack and cold nights we should be fine.
3 sets of 30 inch snowshoes for sale from our rentals $100. 1 set of 25 inch. The additional 12 sets will be sold after we close March 21. All rental skis are for sale now…some rental boots. Season passes on sale now, ski all of this year and all of next season. $130 or $110 for Jr and Sr.