Snow today, Oct 10th!

Woke up to white ground, snow  and a NW wind.   Yes, I wanted to break out the groomers, but I had a date with 2 friends from Madison and Chicago to grouse hunt.

Mike, Jordan and Aspen Grouse hunting
Mike, Jordan and Aspen Grouse hunting
Mike and Jordan ...and Aspen with the first grouse of today's hunt
Mike and Jordan ...and Aspen with the first grouse of today's hunt

use hunt on the ski trails.

Fall Trail Work

Snow is forecast for the weekend.  stay tuned to the new website www.abrski.com

The fall has been really pretty. Colors are in full/post peak. September/October have been the months to take care of any last minute trail changes, get the firewood, get rid of dead fallen trees on the trail and mow the trails low for the October snows that often fall here in Big Snow Country. We are now ready for the white stuff!

Widening Rudy's Shoot for skating
Widening Rudy's Shoot for skating
Fall mowing before the snow
Fall mowing before the snow
Fall colors on Pit Point Oct 09
Fall colors on Pit Point Oct 09
Firewood ready for the winter
Firewood ready for the winter
Blueberry Bluff hill banking modifications
Blueberry Bluff hill banking modifications
Blueberry Bluff bank corner
Blueberry Bluff bank corner
Trail work with fall colors Oct 8th, 2009
Trail work with fall colors Oct 8th, 2009
Cutting the dead trees that have fallen October 8, 2009
Cutting the dead trees that have fallen October 8, 2009
Peak Fall Colors Oct 07, 2009
Peak Fall Colors Oct 07, 2009

I hope you enjoy the new website and we hope to see you soon on snow!

Trail Report

We closed today after a nice long ski season. We want to thank you all for a great season and we hope to see you back in early November. The trails, cabins and ski shop are closed for the summer. The ski shop is open for mail order business. Season passes on sale until April at discount rates for next year.

Trail Report

Skiing today was superb. We had some skiers checking in to ski at 9 AM and they skied till 5 tonight …..with smiles. The temps never warmed up like the forecast and we got snow not rain! High temp today was 30 and it was down to 8 last night.

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It has been snowing, we have a good inch on the ground and it is snowing now. The new snow will mix in with the old snow and ski well for the weekend. We will be out in the early AM hours resetting clssic tracks and powertilling skating/classic. We may not groom all 60 km but we will groom some nice skiing. Sunday looks very good for skiing as well.Don’t miss the Spring Party this weekend. Events start at 10 AM and go till 7 PM, see the schedule.

Trail Report

Spring skiing conditions today. The new snow mixed in well with the old snow. It was only 1/2 inch or so but it turned out real nice. Many reports are: “one of the nicest days this season”, “died and went to heaven”, “I need a cigarette”….etc. We have corn snow covering much of many of the trails. We are grooming aprotion every day with the Pisten Bully. What is groomed is skiing very well with a few dirt spots and thin areas, the ungroomed trails groomed the day before can be icy.We are moving our Spring Party up to this Saturday see the details online. We plan to close on Sunday, March 22nd at 5 PM.