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December 22nd Trails Update

TRAILS CONDITIONS UPDATE
 
-7 degrees overnight, -9 degrees and no new snow at 7:20am
 
The following trails have been groomed for skate AND classic:
 
Clearwater: Classic/Skate – Good
 
Clearwater Moose/Wolverine Loops: Classic/Skate – Good
 
The following trails were groomed for skate where required:
 
Apex: Classic/Skate -Good
 
Night Loop: Classic/Skate – Good
 
Night Creek Loop: Classic/Skate – Good
 
Cottonwood: Classic/Skate – Good
 
Cottonwood Loop: Classic/Skate – Good
 
Busk: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
All of the lower classic tracks remain in good condition from yesterdays grooming and were not re-set.
 
Happy skiing!

Dec 21st trails update

TRAILS CONDITIONS UPDATE
 
+2 degrees overnight, 0 degrees with trace amounts of snow accumulation at 7:00am
 
Good news! The Husky is up and grooming again!!
 
As of 7:30 this morning the following trails have been groomed for skate AND classic:
 
Apex: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Night Loop: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Night Creek Loop: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Cottonwood: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Cottonwood Loop: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Field Loop: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Busk: Classic/Skate – Poor
 
Euphrates: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Camp Busk Loop: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Busk Connector: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Clearwater: Classic/Skate – Good to 4km
 
Clearwater first hill bypass: Classic/Skate – Fair
 
Clearwater Cabin Loop: Classic/Skate – Good
 
Clearwater will be groomed above 4km this evening if conditions improve today.
 
Happy skiing!

December 20th Trails Update

TRAILS  CONDITIONS UPDATE

0 degrees overnight, -1 degrees at 6:30am

As of 6:30 this morning the following trails have been groomed for skate and the classic track conditions assessed:

Night Loop: Classic/Skate – Good
Cottonwood: Classic/Skate – Good
Cottonwood Loop: Classic/Skate – Good
Field Loop: Classic/Skate – Good
Busk: Classic/Skate – Fair
Euphrates: Classic- Fair, Skate – Good
Camp Busk Loop: Classic/Skate – Fair
Clearwater: Classic – Poor to Fair to 4.5km, Skate – Fair to Good

Skiers please be aware of voids in snow at intersections. Current conditions do not make for a smooth surface where the machine needs to maneuver back and forth.

The trails are developing some uneven ‘crossfall’ which will be re-structured to a flatter surface once we get some new snow and the Husky is back in service.

Kjell will put classic tracks in today where conditions permit. The snow level is expected to rise to 1200m today so we are expecting wet conditions again today. Hopefully the last day for a while!

I will provide an update on the Husky repair once the much needed part arrives!

Dec 19th Trails update

TRAILS CONDITIONS UPDATE
+2 degrees overnight. Conditions remain challenging to groom up Clearwater.
 
The Husky is still down so grooming (skate lanes only) continues with the BR180
 
As of 6:30 this morning, Apex, Cottonwood and Cottonwood loop have all been groomed for skate and are rated as Good. Kjell will attempt to set a classic track with the ginzu later this morning.
 
Busk-Euphrates is rated as Fair to Good. Night loop rates Fair.
 
The cold weather and snow we are waiting for has been pushed back until Sunday. Hopefully it arrives for Christmas. Our much needed part for the Husky is on it’s way to Nelson!
 
Have a great day everyone!

December 18th Trails Update

Good morning!

We have experienced warmer temperatures at elevation last night (+3 degrees Celsius ) with rain . Clearwater and the Clearwater loops were packed and groomed where possible. The conditions were not favourable for machine work over night or this morning.  Grooming was aborted early as the work with the BR180 only made conditions worse.

If conditions allow for track-setting today Kjell will run the ginzu up Clearwater.

All other trails on the Apex side and Busk Euphrates have not been groomed due to the very soft now conditions.

Here’s hoping for mere snow and colder temps arrive by the weekend!

Have a great day!