Most ski trails at Chief Joseph Pass were groomed Thursday, with the exception of Banshee, Middle Fork, and Joseph Creek, which still need a little more snow to fill in some of the creek crossings.
Last weekend we reached the point in the season where grooming at Chief Joseph Pass switches from our volunteers on snowmobiles to a Snowcat from Lost Trail ski area. Because of the abundant early snow this happened several weeks earlier than the last few seasons. This means wide flat trails, nearly perfect corduroy, and tracks on most trails. This also allowed our volunteer crew to shift their efforts to other locations: Lake Como, The Ravalli County Fairgrounds, and a new location we are going to try out grooming(More info on that soon).
We will be having a club meeting in the parking lot at Chief Joseph Pass this Saturday, December 9 at noon. Please join us to meet other club members, talk about what you want from the ski club, and help elect a new board of directors.