Saturday 6 PM

We regroomed about 35 km of trails this morning after the 1 inch of snow felt last night. The inch of new snow regroomed over the base made a huge difference in skiing from yesterday to today. It snowed another inch during the day. 47 km open for skiing this weekend. It is snowing now and 4 groomers are scheduled for 6 AM, if we get more than another inch we will retrack as well. We will continue to be open until the last week of March weather permitting. Sunday we are starting to prep the Highlands, Windy Ridge and Puumala Trails to open the entire 95 km of ski trails by next weekend hopefuly. Sunday is the last day of the 20% off in the ski shop.

Friday 5 PM

Trails skied well for early season conditions. We had 47 km groomed, not just rolled flat for skating or striding. and we had 10 km of classic tracks set. Skiers were happy with conditions as advertised. Yes the Classic tracks had pine needles and grass here and there especially in the thick woods where we have conifers but better than no track. The point I tried to communicate to everyone I sold tickets to in the ticket booth in the driveway, You need to by pass the River Trail “Gravel Road” from River Trail 2 way to where Hemlock crosses it. The easy bypass is turn right and then either do Pit Point the right way or ski down the entrance to pit Point and ski parallel to the gravel road section, then cross over on Hemlock to the west. Dec 1 we will start grooming the south 50 km. We are open for skiing at 9 AM Saturday and the Ski Shop Sale ends Saturday at 4 PM

4:00 Thanksgiving Day

Just coming in from grooming with Widetrack. We covered 47 km of trails. All of “Old ABR” North of the Highlands. The snow stopped about 12 and we measured 5-6 inches! The trails are freezing down well as temps are dropping. We will do a final groom in the
AM and decide if we groom the trails flat or set a track in some. Even with 5-6 inches of new snow over the old base the trail has thin areas on the bluffs and under the thick conifers, the open areas are covered better because the trees don’t block the snow. We are open at 9 AM for skiing and the ski shop sale is on Friday and Saturday.

10 AM, 20k!

Just coming in from grooming one pass. We received about 4-5 inches of snow and it continues to come down. I have about 20 km I am working on for Friday opener. Next update will about 4 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! Thursday 7 AM

We woke up to 2 inches and it continues to snow from the NW… lake effect. We are planning to head out to groom at 8 AM… Friday looks good for skiing. I will update again at mid day. We not open Today: Thanksgiving Day.