Eaglecrest Skating!

I just returned from a ski on the Lower and Upper Loops. They are groomed for skating! The Lower Loop is not completely groomed, but they have done a great job with what they have to work with. It is firm with a bit of early-season wash-board. Pretty good skiing! About 2km of the Upper Loop is groomed, the first .50 km loop with an additional inside trail, and then a down-and-back from below Black Bear chair base to the lower end of the Hilda Loop. It is smooth, firm, wide and good skiing. It looks really promising for the coming days. Get up there!

Upper Loop

Eaglecrest set a little .50 km loop on the upper loop (the lower portion just below Black Bear base). Its skate-only, no classic track. The road is in good shape and you can skate all the way up from the lodge. You can add a little distance by doing laps on the flatter section of the road just below the Black Bear base. They also packed out a track on the hardened portion of the lower loop. I didn’t ski there – I think it is thin but just enough for skating (no classic track yet).