We set nice deep classic tracks on all trails Saturday after the dog-skate skiing skijouring event. 89’er to Mt Eureka- The outside loop- has double tracks. Skate skiing is still good as well.
We will be hosting a ski-joring ( with dogs ) event this Friday (20th) and Sat (21st) at Silvercrest Trails. This will be a recreational level event to see if a larger race is feasible for next year. The hours will be from sunrise to noon both days. The outer loops will be reserved for the racers and their canine athletes for safety issues. You can ski the inside trails ( Wu Tang, Silverdyke, Quicksilver with no interference. We will have SCTA members there to inform skiers and let people know what is going on. We will groom the trails Friday and Saturday for classic and skate skiing. Ski-joring is very popular in larger populated areas and we have a few local residents who are organizing and participating in this event. SCTA is viewing this as a way to diversify the trails and to enhance our status as a multi-use area. If you are planning on skiing/snowshoeing this weekend come a little early and watch some good skiers and good dogs having a lot of fun.
Jake and I groomed in the morning and had a really nice classic track and skate lane set. Conditions were on the soft side due to more than 4 in. of overnight new snow. Temps were good for skiing. It snowed during the day so we re-groomed the skate lane later in the day. Over night predictions of 1-3 in. more. We do not plan on grooming Sunday but skiing classic and skate will still be good. High temps predicted in the low 20’s. Great for skiing temp !
Friday could see 3-6 in. of new snow so we will groom Saturday morning. Skating should be good Friday morning. High temps in the low 20’s. Saturday will snow 1-3 in. with high temp’s in the mid teens. A couple more inches for Saturday night with temps in the high teens for Sunday. Next week, Friday (20th) and Saturday (21st) we will be using the trails for a dog ski-joring exhibition. Hours will be from sunrise to noon both days. The inner loop trails will be open for skiing but please be aware of fast skiers and dogs during those times. It’ll be a fun event to watch and we hope to expand it next year to a serious race. Come up a little early and watch a great show on the snow !
Thursday, 5-9 in. of new snow predicted during the day. Temps in the mid 20’s. Jeff will go through with the big groomer Thursday evening. Friday predicted 2-4 in. more snow. Temps in the mid 20’s. Saturday, more snow, 2-4 in. High temps of 9 F. Sunday, high temp of 12 F. We will figure out a classic track setting plan asap so check back again.
As usual the KHGA groomer went through Thursday night and we will set classic tracks Saturday morning. Its been warm in the day time so the trails have been hard in the mornings. Hard to set good tracks but we’ll do our best. Winter trails days is Saturday morning with the Moonlight Ski to follow at 7:00 PM. See you up there !
Reports of at least two trees down on the trails. Silverdyke and Quicksilver. We will do a survey Thursday of the rest of the system and make plans for weekend grooming based on what we can get done. We will update with our grooming plans asap. Winter Trails Days and the Moon Light Ski are still planned for Saturday !