The good news is Jeff got the big groomer fixed ( tiller bar problem ) and he is planning on grooming Silvercrest Trails Thursday night. We are planning on setting classic tracks Friday but no set time yet. Will update asap. SCTA will be having its annual ski clinic Saturday from 9:30 to 3:30. We will be on Silverdyke so ski by and say hi. We’ll have hot chocolate at the trail head so grab a cup even if you’re not in the clinic !
We started early and got a majority of the trails set with classic tracks and some, but not all skate lanes. A late afternoon storm dropped 1 1/2 in. on the work just completed. The upper trails ( Silverdyke, Homestake Meadow, Sluice Box, Mt Eureka, Quicksilver, Neihart Flyer ) were groomed after the storm and are in great shape. 89er and WuTang’s probably have new snow on them. Great crowd up there today !
We are down to one snowmobile for grooming. The KHGA Pisten Bully is out of service also until early next week at best. We have the Bearcat ready and will start packing at about 8 am. It will take several hours to get everything finished ( if we get that far). Hopefully we can get some classic tracks set early in the day if there isn’t too much new snow. If planning on skiing tomorrow, early to late afternoon would be a safer bet.
Several inches of fresh snow up at SilverCrest. The contracted big groomer is broken and our own “little big groomer” is also down. We should have classic tracks set by 1030am. Skating will have to happen Sunday as it will be groomed but still too soft Saturday PM. Keep up your snow dances!
Happy New Year ! Jan 1st saw about 1in. of new snow on the trail. It snowed off and on all day and by late afternoon there were several inches. It was snowing hard at the end of the day. No grooming is planned for Thursday (2nd). We are planning on the KHGA Pisten Bully to groom Thursday evening so skate sking should be good Friday. We will try to get classic tracks in also but may have to wait until Saturday morning. We’ll update as we know more.
Thanks to our groomer ( Jake ) this morning ! He got all trails twice..which takes five hours. Temps were in the high teens in the a.m warming to the low 20’s in the afternoon. A good number of skiers and snowshoe folks today. We had a breakdown of one of our machines so grooming frequency may be affected in the future. We’ll keep everyone informed. We are not planning on grooming Sunday (29TH).