A Big Loop Regroomed for Excellent Skating, and double classic tracks.

The classic tracks are holding up well all over, so I regroomed the Wu Tangs, Homestake Meadow, Mt Eureka, Sluice Box Loop extra wide for skating and double tracked for classic.

Hopefully we got rid of the hollow spot right in the middle of the trail that the pisten bully leaves behind. And yes, the classic tracks are too close to the edge of the trail… We know. Waiting on parts to repair the adjustment of the placement of the tracksetter.

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Excellent XC skiing and snowshoeing at Silvercrest!

As good as skiing gets up at Silvercrest today and this weekend! Cold mornings, 20f-25f highs in the afternoon. Extra blue classic wax heaven. Many trails are double tracked for your social distancing pleasure!

Snowshoe trails are free of downed trees courtesy of the US Forest Service Belt Creek Ranger District who cut and cleared them! A big Thank you to our local Forest Service employees!

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Updated Grooming plans

Friday (22nd) morning Drew will set new classic tracks on some (not all ) trails on top of a Pisten Bully groomed skate lane. Jake will add more classic tracks later in the afternoon. Saturday morning everything should be good to go. There could be 1-2 inches of new snow Friday night. Thanks to the Kings Hill Grooming Association and Jeff Kinnick for taking the time to do that for us. KHGA is dealing with downed trees on their trails also. The Forest Service was cutting trees out of the snowshoe trails Thursday. It should be a winter wonderland up there this weekend. Bring your camera’s ! High temps in the low 20’s predicted. Have a great weekend !

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Preliminary grooming plans

Great news is the Kings Hill Grooming Association’s Pisten Bully is going to pack and level our trails Thursday evening. We will check for any new downed trees this week before Jeff comes in. If everything works out we will set new Classic tracks Friday afternoon. Should be skate-ski heaven Friday morning. Things can change so we’ll update asap.

The Belt Creek District Forest Service has been cutting out downed trees on the snow shoe trails and some dangerous trees at Silvercrest. Thanks to Bob Gliko and his crew !

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Monday (18th ) Report.

Reports of two feet ( not two inches ) of new snow over Sunday / Monday. Bring your back country skis . We’ll figure out a grooming plan mid week hopefully.

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Saturday (16th) Trails Report

SCTA volunteers put in a big effort to get the trees removed from the trails this weekend. It took two days but all trails are cleared now. There are two big leaning trees ( Gold Run & Homestake Meadow that will have to be taken down later) Be aware of them please. Approx. 40-50 trees removed. Good thing because winter is arriving Sunday up there. Predicted 2-4 in. Sunday, 5-9 in. Sunday night, 3-7 in. Monday. Total of 10-20 in. possible by Monday night. We will make a grooming plan asap. Another beautiful Saturday with 30 plus vehicles in the parking lot !

Trees are down on the snowshoe trails also.

Thanks to Gary Ritter ! and SCTA members Chuck, Mike C, Mary, Jennifer, Colin, Camille and Mike D for getting a big job done fast !

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Friday ( 15th ) update

Gary Ritter and Chuck Jennings went up today and sawed out 20 plus trees. They report the south side of the trail system ( left ) cleared and ready to ski…Sluice Box, Neihart Flyer, Quick Silver, Mt Eureka. They also ran the track setter and a couple inches of new snow reported. We will also be cutting trees out Saturday on 89er, Wu Tung’s, Gold Run, Silverdyke. Thanks for the quick response and hard work Gary and Chuck !

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High Winds have fallen several trees

High winds yesterday caused trees to fall across some of the trails. We will be working to clear them. However, skiing is quite good with 2 to 3 inches of new snow on top of a firm base. It is possible to get over or around the downed trees.

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Grooming plans this week..

Possible 2-3 inches new snow this week. Plans are to re-groom the classic tracks and skate lane Thursday (14th) evening. Jake and John will tag team and hopefully get the trails tuned up. If all goes well Friday should be good skiing conditions. High winds expected Wednesday so watch for downed trees. If plans change we will update asap. Have a great week !

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Saturday update…..

All trails were re-groomed with new classic tracks and skate lanes. Skate skiing very doable on most trails. 89er and Gold Run still on the rough side. Incredible sunny day at Silvercrest. Forcast for more sun Sunday with highs in the low 30’s.

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