The parking lot can’t be plowed due to technical reasons and usage has gone down. Lots of cars spinning and getting stuck last weekend. Same thing for this weekend if you go. Although, its supposed to snow 9 to 16 inches Friday !
Great classic and skate skiing Saturday… New grooming with a soft layer of powder on top. Nice mid 20’s temps. Mid winter conditions rather than spring ! New snow fall starting about noon just as the weather service predicted. Saturday evening saw heavy snow coming down and 1 to 3 inches predicted thru the night. 1 to 2 inches more for Sunday. We do not have grooming plans for Sunday. Good to see lots of familiar face’s today !
Reports are of 4 to 6 inches of new snow came out of the storm at Silver Crest. We plan on rolling it out on Thursday (14th) as best we can and finish grooming Friday morning. Our awesome grooming crew ( Jasmine, Gary, Chuck ) are going to extend the cross country season for us. Temperature’s will be pleasant…Friday 25* F, Sat 33*F & snow, Sun 31* F Nice skiing weather ! Will post any plan changes.
Saturday saw an expected hard and fast base under a little powder after a warm day Friday. Things softened a little as the day warmed up later in the afternoon. Thanks to the Helena guys for coming over ! Weather alerts are predicting a big change coming this week…snow starting Monday (11th) night and going thru Wednesday. 7-12 inches predicted at the Silver Crest Trails area. We are still open for business ! Watch for grooming plans.
Reports are of a decent skating surface Thursday from Chuck. Temps predicted to be a high of 60 F Friday. We will wait till Saturday morning to do some experimental grooming as temps on Saturday will be in the mid 30’s. Sunday..29F. Monday 26F. We’ll see what mother nature will let us do.
If you have noticed… there is a nice comfort addition at the trailhead. We have added an eight foot bench to make putting on and taking off ski boots and snowshoes a lot easier and relaxing after burning up the calories. The bench was purchased by owners Doug and Theresa Ormseth at Short Grass Web Development. This is a memorial bench for an employee of theirs who skied the trails at Silvercrest and like all of us…found some solice and quiet time on the snow. We will add a plaque to the bench in the future. THANKS ! to Doug and Theresa for their thoughtful annual financial and bench donations !