I groomed this morning for both classic and skate. No rain last night there just wet snow so surface groomed up nicely. Classic track is good and skate surface very good although the large number of skaters, walkers, runners, bikers, dogs and nordic skiers will take it’s toll by mid afternoon. Get out there and try it out early.
We have breakable crust conditions up to at least 2,000 feet, so not good backcountry skiing conditions. Need more snow!
9 am start for the grooming. Set no classic, due to lack of snow, but groomed a wide skate swath. Lake was funky, no track set. Done by 10:30.
Jack groomed nice classic trail. Snowing gently. Mostly decent skiing. Bring scraper and maxiglide if you ice up after damp spots in meadow .
Note trail is officially closed.
Heading up to reset the lower loop classic track, should be done by 10:30. No skate grooming, not enough snow.
FYI – the Juneau Nordic Ski Team will be training on skis at the Mendenhall Campground Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.