Conditions at our club as of 07:00AM are -1 Celsius at Apex and -2 Celsius up Clearwater. skies are partly cloudy and winds are light. Predicted day time highs are +7 Celsius with partly cloudy skies and some flurries.
Mark is grooming this morning and tells me Clearwater and Busk/Euphrates are complete, including all loops. He is heading over to Apex, and plans to do Cottonwood, Apex and the Night loop. Thanks for this Mark!
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Good Morning Team, As of 6:15AM temperatures at our club are just a hair south of 0 Celsius. A dusting of snow has fallen over night. Predicted day time highs are +7 with overcast skies, possibly some precipitation.
Jason is working hard at this moment grooming away, most of the Apex side is done (not including Night Creek, Grizzly and Rail Grade) and from the GPS tracker, it looks Jason just came down the Busk Connecter and is grooming busk right now. Clearwater will be last, and Jason asks skiers to avoid Clearwater until the grooming sign is removed. This will be sometime after 7:30AM. Thanks Jason!
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Another snowless night out there on the trails. As of 6:30am it is -7C, with the sun illuminating a cloudless sky. There is a predicted high of +11C and for the sun to remain unchallenged in the sky all day.
The corduroy is fresh on: all loops on Clearwater, and Busk, and Apex side is to be complete by about 8am. The condition of the trails are similar to yesterday, good to excellent, except for Busk which is only good conditions because it is showing signs of spring.
Fact of the Day: We probably have all heard about how the Inuit have 50 words for snow, but the Sami people of northern Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia have 180 words for different types of snow! The Sami are traditionally fishers, trappers and reindeer herders. That many ways to describe snow is pretty impressive, but that is nothing compared to the approximately 1000 words they have for reindeer!
Can you think of some words that we use to describe snow in the English language???
Even with our new grooming machine, the amazing Lois, grooming conditions have been challenging this week, with daytime highs at the club reaching +7C or higher, and then freezing overnight. And no fresh snow to work with.
Mark, Jason and Graham, our operators this week, have been working hard to keep the trails groomed for both classic and skate skiing, despite the freeze/thaw cycle. Thanks, team!
Spring skiing means early mornings are excellent for skate skiing, with fast conditions and enough light by 6 am to see clearly. The trails do soften up later in the day, but even at noon, classic tracks are still relatively fast in the trees on Busk. Certainly softer out in the sun, but definitely still decent.
As of 7:15 am, temperature is -4C, with another warm day expected. Skies are partly cloudy and there are strong wind gusts in the forecast for this afternoon. There is also some precipitation in the forecast. Do your snow dance, everybody!