It could not have been better at Silvercrest than it was Saturday and Sunday for getting outdoors. Skiing conditions were warm temps and great grooming courtesy of Jeff Kinnick ( Kings Hill Grooming Assoc.) and Jake Parchen. Groups of people from G.F., Helena, Bozeman and elsewhere showed up in force. A great crowd with twenty plus cars in the parking lot. Thanks to Matt and Jamie Johnson and Lynn Compton for their generous recent donations to keep the trails groomed ! And thanks to all our donors for the 2019-2020 ski season. Your donations pay for all aspects of trail grooming…KHGA time, contract groomer wages, machine purchases ( John Deere Gator, Arctic Cat Bearkat ) machine repairs and maintenance costs, grooming equipment ( rollers, track setters ) tools, chain saws, gas, etc.. SCTA board members also volunteer many hours to groom. A couple of skiers have inquired about volunteering next year to groom mid week. We would like to do that, so if you are interested, we can make it happen.
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 !
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.
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.
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.