Fabulous XC Ski conditions this weekend

it’s stayed cold and powdery up in the little belts. We are grooming for you. come on up and ski!!

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Weekend update

We will set classic tracks Friday evening… ( Thanks Jake ! ).  It may snow overnight Friday 1 – 3 in. so there could some fresh powder on the trails Saturday morning.  Temps in the low 30’s for Friday and Saturday. Mid 30’s for Sunday.  Have a great weekend !

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Still snowing ! More skiing…April 3rd,4th,5th

There is more new snow this week so we will groom the trails this weekend. Jeff will go through with the big boy groomer Thursday evening and we will set classic tracks either Friday or Saturday morning. We will post that plan asap so check back. I came across a good video on classic skiing technique by David Lawrence.  He is great instructor from the X-C Ski Academy and I have been in several of his sessions at the West Yellowstone Ski Festival. There’s still time to better your skiing !  Check it out on you-tube…. 4 Tips for Beginner Diagonal Stride, Classic Skiing.

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Groomed Thursday 3/26/2020 Ski it while you can!

Our groomer set classic trax and skate lane all around on the 3” of fresh snow. Jake reports an especially good ski surface.

Sunny and low 30s for the next several days up there so the skiing should remain excellent.

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Coronavirus update

Hi… regarding Gov. Bullock’s order.  Silvercrest Trails is and will be open to the public for skiing and snowshoeing this weekend. Jake set some nice tracks today.  Reports of several people skiing Thursday.  Great job Silvercrest skiers !   Some good advice from our Team Silvercrest medical staff in White Sulphur Springs……Ski six feet apart……Don’t ski if you are sick……Don’t carpool, except with household members…….and……Dr’s orders……have fun !……. If you can, leave a small donation for this summer’s trail work and next year’s grooming !  Have a great weekend.

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Weekend grooming plans.

We are planning on grooming the trails Thursday (26th) so Friday skiing is a go for skate and classic skiing.  We will groom over the weekend as needed. Check back here for any updates for weekend plans. Thanks to everyone for your patience and cooperation with the dog ski-jorring event. It was a lot of fun and a great day to be outside for humans and canines alike. There is a good possibility of doing it again next year with more participants.

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Keep on skiing! In support of social distancing and fitness, We will groom through April 15.

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.

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Silvercrest weekend plans, 20th-21st.

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.

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March 14th ( Sat.) report

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 !

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Weekend update..13th-15th

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 !

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