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TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

Our primary grooming machine is still in need of repair. Mechanic was able to partially diagnose it last night and, as long as we can find parts locally, we hope that we might have it operational by Friday or the weekend.

Thankfully, grooming team member Jason Rusu was able to get our secondary machine unstuck overnight. Thank you, Jason!

In the meantime, we will begin grooming with our secondary machine and setting track sled/ginzu. With the freezing overnight, it may be challenging to get a good product, but we are going to attempt it. We may need to wait a bit to see if things soften up at all throughout the day.

Further updates as the day progresses. At this time, the Night Loop has been groomed for skate skiing. Apex and Cottonwood Rail Grade were groomed yesterday. Apex had a track set yesterday with the Ginzu.

Busk Euphrates and Clearwater have not been groomed since Tuesday morning.

Thanks are also due to Kjell Bronson, Dale Anderson, Jay McKimm and Mike Knapik who removed the tree from the power line yesterday! We have such a strong club, with very dedicated staff and volunteers! Thank you all!

TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

With apologies for the late update today, we have been doing our best to deal with difficult circumstances.

As of 11:30 a.m., only Apex, Cottonwood and Night Loop have been groomed this morning, and for skate skiing only. We have not yet had an opportunity to set a classic track, but may be able to later with the sled and ginzu.

Clearwater and Busk Euphrates have not been groomed since yesterday morning, and will have significant snow accumulation on top. Conditions will likely be very soft due to the recent rainfall on top of fresh snow.

Our primary grooming machine broke down yesterday and is awaiting repair, hopefully this evening. We attempted grooming this morning with our secondary machine, but due to conditions softening up with all the rain and the weight of that machine, it is presently stuck in a wet spot on the Apex side.

Stay posted for further updates.

TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

UPDATE at 9:33 a.m.: We’ve experienced a minor breakdown of the grooming machine on Busk Euphrates. The machine is currently blocking the trail at the entrance to Euphrates. Crews are on site and working to get the machine in operation and back to the shop for repair.

Approximately 20cm of fresh snow in the last 24 hours and more falling. More in the forecast, too! ❄️❄️❄️

We delayed our grooming operations until 4 a.m., and groomed and trackset trails in the order shown on our live GPS grooming update: https://skitrails.info/report/nelson

With heavy snow falling, the trails groomed earliest this morning are already seeing accumulation on the tracks and corduroy.

We are hoping the rain in the forecast will be minimal and will adjust our grooming plans accordingly.

Approximately 20cm of fresh snow in the last 24 hours and more falling. More in the forecast, too! ❄️❄️❄️

We delayed our grooming operations until 4 a.m., and groomed and trackset trails in the order shown on our live GPS grooming update: https://skitrails.info/report/nelson

As of 9:30 a.m., Busk Euphrates was most recently groomed and is in excellent condition for classic and skate skiing.

With heavy snow falling, the trails groomed earliest this morning will already be seeing accumulation on the tracks and corduroy.

We are hoping the rain in the forecast will be minimal and will adjust our grooming plans accordingly.

TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

The kids are back in school, so what better time to head out for a ski and recharge after the holidays?!

Our GPS grooming system timed out for a bit last night, but as of 8:30 a.m. the entire trail network was groomed for both classic and skate. And the Moose Loop up Clearwater is now open! All trails are in excellent condition.

Get them now, as we’re forecasted to receive up to 30 cm of fresh snow over the next 24 to 36 hours.

Happy skiing!

TRAILS & GROOMING UPDATE

Our Jackrabbits and Bunnies program runs this morning at 10 a.m. If you are not part of the program, please park at the Busk parking lot until noon today.

Apex, Night Loop, Teaching corridor and Cottonwood Rail Grade groomed early this morning for classic and skate. Currently in very good condition.

As of 7:30 a.m., Clearwater Trails currently being groomed for classic and skate. Busk Euphrates will be groomed next. Please slow down and use caution when skiing near grooming machines in operation.

Snow in the forecast later this morning will likely accumulate on the trails as the day progresses.