Decent classic and skate considering the low snow cover. A couple spots are very low coverage but the snow is pretty fast today and hike up and down is pretty sweet. Nice to have some terrain. Get it while you can! (hint: Snow was notably harder in morning than early afternoon).
The Eaglecrest groomers were able to groom the hill behind the Black Bear chair last night which added about a km to the overall groomed trails on the upper loop. Conditions were firm and fast this morning with an excellent classic track the entire way. Rough measure of the groomed trails is 4 km with plenty of hills to challenge you! Very fun skiing down into the Troy loop. Use Trickster to hike or ski up.
Still skiing on the upper 2 kilometer.
Watch for updated report later this Morning.
The upper loop was excellent this morning for skate skiing. Unfortunately the classic track was not set (equipment problems) but you could still classic ski on the groomed skate track, no problem. I measured a little over 3 km of groomed trail, not including the 1 km climb up (and exciting ski down!) The lower loop is looking sad – we need colder temps and more snow.
Actually the classic tracks set Saturday morning provided me with the best skiing for Dec. And as a special gift to us classic skiers, the groomer scooped the side snow to the center of the incline down the hill
thank you groomer
Montana Creek is groomed for skating and an I am making an attempt to reset the classic track. The conditions are soft and a bit thin down low but the upper 2/3 of the trail is skiing well with good coverage.
Our groomer made some repairs to the upper loop. Had nearly a foot of snow last night at the top but only an inch at the base. Conditions were mixed but should be much better now! Skate and classic. Yesterday he added more trail by cabin