Sat Jan 3 – Upper Loop groomed for skate skiing

Hike up from lodge to bottom of Sneaky using ice cleats (very icy). Then hike up Sneaky on groomed man-made snow. At top of Sneaky it is possible to skate ski on groomed snow to Black Bear chair. Eaglecrest has groomed about 2 km of nordic trails. Snow has been tilled and groomed and is in beautiful condition for skate skiing. No classic track. Very little wind today and there is sun on the upper loop in the morning hours. Sunday should be excellent – get up there early for best light. Thanks to Ken Leghorn for this report.=, and thanks to Eaglecrest for the grooming!