I am just coming in from checking/grooming the trails. There are a few stretches of good snow, however there are too many thin areas and icy areas to stay open until we get more snow. We will be closing the trails tonight and the ski shop and hope to reopen soon.
I groomed about 13 km this morning and was pleasantly suprised with the course. a few thin areas and lots of small bumpy areas but very skiable. 19 km is open, 1/2 of it is decent early season skiing. Ski Shop sale continues today
Tonight is 22 degrees and a full moon, it should freeze up well.
We had a great day of early season skiing on 17.5 km of trail. It has most likely been the thinnest base we have opened with, but with some signage and creative connectors we made it work!
Tamarack (from Rock Fence ) downhill is the thinnest, but skiable. We do no have any big hills in the open trails.
The Dog Trails Rsacals and Spanky’s have great cover too…they are mostly wooded and shaded. they are another 3-4 km , Rudy’s is closed
we will groom as we can tomorow morning.
I was out on the trails at 3 pm today, they were still too soft to regroom. I put up some markers to redirect early season skiers. We will be out in the early AM to see if we can regroom or let the trail ski as is. The base is for sure thin …but is skiable. With colder temps tonight it should improve for firmness. The trails we are skiing are River Trail w Hill /bypass, Pit Point backwards w hill by pass, Popple Flats backwards to the gravel road and back 2 way Memory Lane,, Blueberry to cold feet short cut and Meadow Ridge, Cherry 2 way..maybe the loop, Peltonen to the Rockfence cabin then Tamarack and out to Sulos area before shortcutting back on Tamarack and then River and Tamarack. Looks like about 16 km of skiable trails. We are avoiding hills of course with the thin base and we encourage people not to damage the trails with snowplowing a thin base to grass but in stead walking down the edge of the gentle hills we have open. I will try to mark up a trail map in the AM w the route and post it.