BE ADVISED: Funky conditions at Silvercrest this weekend. Please read for warnings!

Multiple 50f days and 30 degree nights have softened the entire snowpack, and I was unable to improve upon the existing grooming, which is still skiing good to very acceptable. It will be icy until it softens, and then you will have a brief 2-3 hour window before and around Noon before it gets too soft. If you go, be aware that as the day warms up, the crust will become breakable, and poles can poke down through the trail, and potentially break off as you ski past your pole plant. This warning mostly applies to expensive, high-end carbon fiber poles, but I suppose it could happen any pole. Lets just say I had a $300 Oops! Friday…. 

DO NOT step off any packed trail for ANY reason. You WILL instantly sink down 3 to 4 feet to the ground, and it is very much like quicksand. It really scared me (active 30yr old), and I was only two large steps from the edge of the trail.

You have been warned.

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2 Responses to BE ADVISED: Funky conditions at Silvercrest this weekend. Please read for warnings!

  1. Andrea Parrott says:

    Went up this morning. 9″ and still snowing. Plus it is heavy snow. Any plans to groom on Friday? Parking lot not plowed and deep…

    • drewskimt says:

      Will groom Friday. Waiting for the snow to stop falling to maximize our efforts. I am sure the plows will have the parking lot cleaned up by Saturday morning.

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