Update at lunch, the snow continues and we have been grooming all 75 km all morning. We will continue this afternoon and again in the early AM. the trails are freezing and getting firm, we do not have any flooding or wet spots. We will be open at 9 AM Saturday.
Good news, bad news: We are starting to freeze down and we are getting snow! However we will NOT be able to open for skiing today Friday; the base needs another day to refreeze. We plan to reopen Saturday, tommorrow at 9 AM.
We have been getting some rain this evening and have 36 degree temps and dropping. We have not been skiing or grooming with the 2 days of warm weather. However we are heading out at a late start tomorrow Friday at 7 AM with the lighter equipment to see if we can still open for the planned 12 noon Friday “re-opening after 2 days of warmth” . I am thinking we will be able to but maybe not all 75k. I will update again at about 10 after we see what we have after the first pass of grooming.
We had a quiet day today, processed some firewood and repaired some cabin sleds and worked on equipment maintenance. It is just starting to rain and looks like we are still on track for a Friday re-opening for 12, noon. We will start grooming at 9 instead of 6 and will plan to reopen the trails at Noon Friday. We need the snow and cold to freeze the base so the Pisten Bullys can get traction.
We are closed for today and tomorrow and will reopen at 10 AM Friday March 15