Eaglecrest packed the road on the east side and it is possible to skate ski up to the bowl below the top of the Black Bear chair. Smoothest path yesterday was to head up Sourdough from the bottom of the Ptarmigan chair, then get on the road about halfway up and follow road the rest of the way. Good crust cruising off the road along the way. Be smart and watch for machinery going up and down the mountain and snowmaking on the lower runs!
Ice and slush up to 2k marker. Snow above 2k. Trail is not groomed.
Partially groomed with marginal results. I’ll update later today.
Lake and campground are not skiable. Roman is going to try grooming Montana Creek today.
We’ll let you know by 1pm
Lake 4K groomed for classic and skate. Campground groomed for skate.
I drilled 3 holes about 100 meters apart. I started at Skater’s Cabin. Ice depths; 8″, 6″, 12″. Each of these holes had a noticeable ‘air-pocket’ that whooshed as I punctured it., about 2″ above the bottomost layer. The ice was easy to drill which is not typical. There is a list of precautions for traveling on lake ice, you should review them.
if spotted please call 723-9066. Thank goodness I’m right handed.