Perfect ski touring in Spaulding Meadows today. Cold, soft snow. No rocks!
Spaulding Meadows received a good dump of cold, soft snow and ski touring up there is as good as it gets. Spaulding trail is in good shape – no muddy or icy spots. Scott and I packed in a good trail today and the skiing up there is limitless. Bonus feature: no snowmobile traffic yet!
Cold, new snow. Like yesterday, only better. 20″ at the midpoint of BlackBear. Some soft turns from the ridge. Watch for rocks!
I groomed the campground this morning with four passes. There’s almost enough packed snow now to cover the speed bumps. So, it’s still not deep enough for classic tracks, and the skating will improve as the base deepens. There’s a nice corduroy surface which is probably best for classic so far.
Eagle Beach was rolled & packed on Sunday to start forming a base for skiing. Did not set a classic track, as the snow is still thin, especially in the tree on the back loop.
We classic skied this afternoon – 2-3 pm. Lots of snow but a few times hit rough ground under the fluffy stuff. Once groomed and with a solid base it will be awesome!
It was great to finally wake up to snow on the ground this morning. Eaglecrest is reporting 3 inches of snow overnight at the lodge as of 9:30 this morning. This snow is pretty light, and there was no snow on the lower loop prior to this snowfall, so it is probably going to take at least 8 inches to pack into a decent base for skiing and setting a classic track. I took one of the Nordic club grooming snowmobiles up to Eaglecrest yesterday, and will set a classic track as soon as there is enough snow. Thanks to Del Carnes and his helper for getting the Skandic ready to go.
I will go up this afternoon to take a look, but it is iffy whether we we will have enough snow to groom the lower loop before dark. If you have rock skis you can always give it a go.
The good news is that there is more snow in the forecast for Tuesday.