If you would like to help out with some light duty at Silvercrest trails, we are meeting at 9 am at the trail head. We usually walk a tour of the trails and lop off any small trees that could be a future problem. This is part of our RTP grant requirement, so your time on the trails will help fulfill that need. If you would like to participate…. bring a set of loppers, warm and water proof work boots, work gloves, day pack, hat, warm clothes, rain gear, snacks, water. We will provide a lunch but if you are planning to come, please e-mail me this week so we can guesstimate how much to order.
You can check weather predictions at NOAA…. Onion Park, Mt.
We set new classic tracks today (Saturday APRIL ! 17th). Except Homestake Meadow, Silverdyke and Gold Run. There are previous tracks from last week on those trails. There is also a skateable lane except the trails listed. Snow is soft but a solid base. A nice day with several skiers enjoying the sun and no wind. Weather predictions are for 3-5 inches of snow Sunday night.
Thanks to Jake !… for setting classic tracks today ( Friday ). High temps of 39 F for Saturday and 29 F for Sunday. Nice skiing temp ! Possibly….. our last grooming of the year. Never say never though.
We set new classic tracks and they turned out nice. Early morning they are hard but softening and very skiable mid morning. By late afternoon very soft snow. The parking lot is a variety of mud, water, hard pack and ice.
We will attempt to set some classic tracks Saturday morning and see what happens. Friday reports of decent skiing conditions. If you come, bring your sunscreen ! Plenty of snow still. No guarantee’s on skiing quality…. what you see is what you get !
Happy Easter from Silvercrest Trails Association !
Jake and Chuck plan on grooming the trails Friday (26th) in the afternoon. They might have to pack it first with the rollers. We don’t know yet what conditions are like or how many inches of new white stuff there is. We’ll do our best to get new tracks set by Saturday morning. We’ll update asap. Check Friday night for more information. The Moonlight Ski is still a go. We won’t get started right at 7 pm ( more like 7:30 ) due to daylight savings time, so take your time getting there. We will have tour guides for snowshoe walks if desired.
We regroomed Saturday evening and the trails are in great shape for skate and classic skiing. Sunday… Cold in the early morning but warming to the mid 20’s late morning and low 30’s by afternoon. The trails are hard/icy in the mornings but softening late mornings/ early afternoon. A nice day Saturday for snowshoeing and skiing. A reminder to please sign in at the trailhead….the Forest Service keeps track of user numbers to keep the trails going. Thanks to everybody from Silvercrest Trails Association for your generous donations!!!! We’re going to need a bigger donor board soon.
No new snow this week so the Pisten Bully will not go thru. Jake will set tracks Friday evening and groom as needed. Maybe a couple of inches new snow predicted for Friday night. Saturday and Sunday high temps will be in the mid 30’s. Ski while you can !
The KHGA big groomer will go through our trails Thursday evening with plans to set classic tracks Saturday morning. Reports of 6-7 inches new snow this week. Trails conditions are difficult to predict due to warm days and cold nights.