ABR Expansion and Updates, Plus Covid 19 Plan

ABR Trails added another 13 km of ski trails on 290 acres putting them at 90 km of groomed ski trails. 9 km of the trails are remote but very scenic and intermediate to easy. They will be groomed for classic skiing. Another 4 km of flatter close skating /classic trails have been added and are rated easy. The dog trails have been modified and are now skiing the opposite direction with an additional 1 km flat trail called Darla’s Diversion

Snowshoe trail expansion is at 17 km (6 km of it groomed).

An Electric Car charging station has been added in the main parking area.

ABR has been packing the trails for the last several weeks as they get snow and as the snow melts. ABR Trails are planning to open a 10-20 km loop for rock skiing Friday November 27th at 9 AM CST. The base is thin and there are no classic tracks.

The Ski Shop sale is on for Saturday November 28th, which will be the last day for the sale.

COVID Plan Revised

ABR Ski Trails is working on our plan for a safe opening this winter. With many unknowns we are going to error on the conservative side. We are going to plan for the worst and hope for the best.

First, and most importantly we plan to have all 90 km of ski trails open and groomed for skiing as usual. We will also have the 17 km of snowshoe trails open.

We will be selling tickets from a ticket booth in front of the ski cabin during busy days and will have a walk up window on the ski chalet for skiers to buy tickets without entry. There are 6 designated parking places in front by the entrance to park while you walk up to the booth or chalet to purchase a ticket or shop in the store. We are encouraging season passes to be purchased and will continue our reduced price for the passes throughout the season.

We will have the ski shop open with limited capacity, 3 people at a time in the ski shop and 3 people at a time in the rental area.  Social distance rules and mandatory mask wearing. Sneeze guards, hand sanitizer stations and other safety precautions will be in place.

We will have the center room / retail ski area open for sale of retail skis and rentals, but no warming area and no change area and no bag storage. Same social distance and mask rules apply with limited capacity.

The back room of the ski chalet with concessions and indoor restroom will not be open at all.

The wax barn will not be open. An outdoor water faucet is available for filling your water containers. Day skiers and campers need to bring their own water containers.

We have the small building to the south configured with 5 spacious men’s and women’s change booths, unheated.

We have 8 porta potties in the unheated shipping barn including 2 larger handicap units. 4 designated for men and 4 designated for women.

The 3 warming cabins on the trail will be open for emergency use.

The Trailside houses and Rustic ski in cabins will be rented as usual. The cancellation policy will be revised for COVID.

The wood-fired sauna use is still under discussion, however if it is open it will be reserved for lodging guests and BYOT (bring your own towel).