Trails at Larry Creek were groomed today. The coverage is the best so far this season, and the grooming came out really nicely nice. If your looking for somewhere to XC ski Thursday morning this will be the place to go.
All trails except Lower Road were groomed at Como today. The conditions were not ideal, 6 inches of very cold snow on top of ice, so the trail is still very soft and not totally flat. It should be good conditions for classic skiing but probably too soft for skate or fat biking. The recent snow has also nicely covered the lake and conditions on the lake are good for classic skiing and fat biking but not for skate skiing.
Trails at Como are getting very icy, it’s pretty advanced conditions all over. Doing any more grooming would only make the trails more icy, so we will not be grooming again until we get at least a few inches of snow. It looks like that might happen this weekend, and if it does we will groom early next week.
Ski trails at Chief Joseph pass were groomed yesterday(Thursday). Multi use trails were not groomed.
We also now have an online map showing were the groomer has been in the last 7 days. Location is only reported every 5 minutes, so it doesnt show exactly what was groomed, but it’s good enough to get an idea of what area the groomer has been in.
Como update from Chief Groomer Tony:
Como was groomed today.
Strong inversion, much warmer up there, topped out in the 40’s this afternoon, it has not been below freezing at 5500ft. since 3:00 am on the upper trails.
Volunteer crew had to bail out mid-afternoon, got too warm and the snowmobiles were overheating working in the soft, wet snow.
Top Road did not get groomed, still quite skiable!
All the ski trails at Chief Joseph Pass were groomed today. Multi Use Trails were not groomed today. Should be a great weekend for XC skiing.
Our volunteer grooming crew spent 5 hours on the trails at Lake Como today, and for the first time this season all the trails are groomed. The corduroy is a little rough in some sports because of rapidly warming temperatures. But the warm temperatures worked very well for filling in the many large ruts and holes in the trail. Beware there are some spots of bare on on 550.
This weekend should be great conditions for skiing and snowshoeing. Once the snow has setup overnight it should be good conditions for fat biking as long as temperatures stay bellow freezing.
Ski trails at Chief Joseph Pass were groomed today, including Banshee, Joseph Creek, and Middle fork which have not been groomed recently do to lack of snow.
Fairgrounds were groomed this morning, including tracks.
Volunteer crew groomed Como today.
Lots of new snow, quite deep. We were able to get 550, Upper, Middle and Wolf Track/Shannon Gulch more packed down.
We ran out of day before we could get 550A packed down past the gate.
Park at the Boat Ramp and hike up the trail (follow the blue diamonds), the 550 rd. has 15″ of new snow on it from the bottom. No one had tried to get up it today and it snowed hard all day and was dumping when we left so it will be even deeper tomorrow.
The Touring will be wonderful!