Chief Joseph Pass 1/20/2023

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 1/6/23

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!

Larry Creek 1/5/2023

Trails at Larry Creek(off Bass Creek Road) were groomed today. The first half mile is very icy, but after that the surface is pretty nice for skiing. These trails receive a lot of foot and dog traffic, so if you want to ski it in good conditions, get out there in the next day or 2.
If the snow holds up we will likely continue to groom these trails every 2 weeks for the rest of the winter.
Grooming on these trails is new this season and is being doing in partnership with the Bitterroot National Forest. Please let us and the forest know what you think.

Como 12/30/2022

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.

Como 12/23/22

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.

Trails are way too soft to skate ski or ride on.

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!