Just a friendly heads up, the skiing conditions at Silvercrest are difficult. It’s icy and very hard until 11am-noonish at which point the warm temps cause the snow to become very sticky and slushy. I would advise snowshoeing instead of skiing.
Pisten bully will flatten and groom for skating Thursday. Unsure when classic tracks will be reset. We will keep you posted.
We set double classic tracks on most trails and skate lanes are in good shape. Nice conditions Saturday with temps in the high teens. Temps for Sunday predicted in the high 20’s. Roads are in good condition.
We will be back to the usual schedule of grooming this weekend. The Pisten Bully will go thru Thursday evening making great skate skiing for Friday. Jake will set classic tracks Friday late afternoon. We might also set additional tracks Saturday morning.
Thanks to everyone for your generous and greatly appreciated donations. They help keep your trails in good shape !
National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for Kings Hill Sunday 3pm until Monday 10pm. Winds forecasted 35-45 with gusts to 65mph. Not a safe time to be out in the woods. Get going early to enjoy a Sunday morning ski and snowshoe.
Trails are very well groomed for skate and classic and the snowshoe trails are well packed too! Enjoy the warmer weather!
Reports of 8 to 10 inches of new snow this week with 3 to 6 inches more coming Friday and Friday night. The big groomer won’t get in until Friday evening. We will set new classic tracks Saturday morning. Temps in the mid 20’s Friday thru Sunday. Breezy/ Windy.
The trails were packed last week. Classic tracks were set today with the exception of Gold Run and Wu Tung’s. Reports of the classic tracks not the best quality due to a hard set base from the cold temps. But we got them in ! Thanks Jake !… Again ! Skate lanes are packed but a hard base also. Temps predicted 3F above as a high for Sunday with a Monday high of 20F above ! Warming up the rest of the week.
The Trails had 18 inches of new snow last weekend before the cold front moved in. The KHGA Pisten Bully went over it Tuesday. ( Thanks Jeff Kinnick ! ). Saturday (13th) afternoon we are going to check our Bearkat and possibly, no promises, set some limited classic tracks late afternoon. Its still going to be cold up there ( -3 Saturday -1 Sunday ). We’ll update Saturday night with more information.
Sorry for the confusion folks…. The Pisten Bully cannot make it in Friday so we don’t want to attempt grooming in deep snow with just one machine. Also is consideration of safety for our volunteers while grooming and hazardous driving conditions. If you do go up the trails will be great for back-country skis and snowshoeing. Check road conditions before making a decision ! Thanks again.
Our fearless leader Bob B and other hearty souls will set some classic tracks throughout the day Saturday. Should be 12” or more of fresh snow on all the trails. Parking lots will be plowed. Enjoy the winter wonderland up there!
Please drive with caution this weekend, I expect it will be a long slick journey. Arrive alive as they say…