Should be a fresh 1-2 inches this morning and if it continues during the day I will return this afternoon for another session. Will post later morning after returning from first visit.
Conditions were excellent today on the upper loop and should continue through tomorrow. Wax for cold temps! Blue glide wax and blue kick wax were the colors of the day, although I chose VR45 (blue extra) kick wax for my stiffer Fischer classic skis. There will be no grooming on Tuesday and Wednesday but they should resume on Thursday. Lower loop is skiable if you have a pair of older waxless skis. Snow cover is thin and there is gravel exposed in several places. Watch for unmarked hazards.
I’m planning to groom this afternoon.
I forgot to mention this morning that Eaglecrest added another section of groomed trail to the upper loop – the connector trail from the meadow that leads under the Mt. Troy access, across the creek (which had been an obstacle) and back to the trail leading to the Troy nordic loop. As we get more snow and continued below freezing temps I am certain they will keep adding to the groomed trails as they can. I skied every inch of the upper loop trail this morning and came up with about 4.5 km. That includes minimal “doubling back” on the trails. Conditions are prime. VR45 kick wax (blue extra). And don’t forget to add in the bonus 1 km climb up and ski (or hike) down!
Beautiful freshly groomed tracks. Snowing lightly, perfect conditions.
2-3” new snow. Groomed and very nice on top half. Little scratchy getting there. Suggest hiking first half or bring “rock” skiis
The upper loop is being groomed right now (8:45 AM) for skate and classic! Excellent conditions! If you were up there last night, you would’ve caught an incredible sunset! Access by hiking up the Trickster trail to the Hilda Dam Cabin. Lower trail conditions are not worthwhile. Proceed with caution. Mountain Operations will continue to groom and improve daily as conditions allow. Expect them to be off the trails by 10:00 AM each morning!