Merry Christmas from everyone at Silver Crest Trails Assoc ! What better way to celebrate than to go skiing over the weekend. You can do that now. We repacked ( 4-5 in.) and rolled as much as possible then set double classic tracks today over most of the trails system. Probably not the best for skating. We need the Pisten Bully to smooth things out still. So… all trails are packed and tracked…except Gold Run. Reports of four trees down there that need to be taken out. If you want some knee deep powder to trek through…go for it ! Several people out enjoying the snow today.
More preliminary grooming planned for Friday. Late morning start. 10am ish… We will see if we can get some limited classic tracks set also.
Thanks to John Schukei for enduring 4 hours on a snowmobile today. We got an initial packing done on most of the trails, done with just the machines ( no rollers or ginzu’s). Snowed off and on all day with predictions of 8 inches falling Sunday night. Nice ! To early to tell what we will do early this week for grooming but its looking good for plenty of white stuff. We will not attempt to groom 89er for awhile as there is a big tree down on the far end towards Wu Tang’s intersection and we need to get it out. Some people out on back country skis today. Will update asap. Happy Holidays !
Hi everyone ! Glad to get some snow recently and our plans for the trails…. The last few days have seen a slow accumulation of snow and we were waiting for a little more to safely pre-pack the trails. We plan on taking the machines around Sunday (19th) to get a base pack to make it easier for roller and ginzu grooming when more snow arrives. The majority of the trails will be rough and rutted after we get it done. Sunday and Sunday night is predicted to have a big drop with 5 to 9 inches by Monday morning. We will reassess and make plans mid week. We will post updates asap ! We do not plan on packing 89er Sunday. Glad to be back ! Bob
Two to five inches are predicted Monday/Tuesday 29/30 Nov for the trails area. Its a start..
Thanks to everyone who showed up to put in some time doing some trail maintenance (3 1/2 – 4 hrs) at the ski trails Saturday. We got most of the trails covered and surveyed. Big thanks to several volunteers….. Nolan & Dexter, John, Dave, Lisa, Kelsey ( and Annie ). SCTA board members Camille, Sarah, Jennifer, Mary, Gerry, Chuck, Colin, Mike and Bob. A good turn out. Reports of several smaller trees across the trails with one big one that needs to be chain-sawed out.
Thanks again everyone !
If you would like to help out with some light duty at Silvercrest trails, we are meeting at 9 am at the trail head. We usually walk a tour of the trails and lop off any small trees that could be a future problem. This is part of our RTP grant requirement, so your time on the trails will help fulfill that need. If you would like to participate…. bring a set of loppers, warm and water proof work boots, work gloves, day pack, hat, warm clothes, rain gear, snacks, water. We will provide a lunch but if you are planning to come, please e-mail me this week so we can guesstimate how much to order.
You can check weather predictions at NOAA…. Onion Park, Mt.
We set new classic tracks today (Saturday APRIL ! 17th). Except Homestake Meadow, Silverdyke and Gold Run. There are previous tracks from last week on those trails. There is also a skateable lane except the trails listed. Snow is soft but a solid base. A nice day with several skiers enjoying the sun and no wind. Weather predictions are for 3-5 inches of snow Sunday night.
Thanks to Jake !… for setting classic tracks today ( Friday ). High temps of 39 F for Saturday and 29 F for Sunday. Nice skiing temp ! Possibly….. our last grooming of the year. Never say never though.