I’ll be grooming Montana Ck probably for both classic and skate this morning with the new snow. Most likely timing is 8 to 9 AM. Should be wonderful conditions and I will repost after returning home. Plan on enjoying a sweet Christmas Eve Day ski.
Skied about noon. Rolled to start of incline in lower loop. Classic tracks are fair. Good snow coverage for the most part. Lower parking lot minimally plowed so be careful pulling in there at night or you could get stuck if you’re in a low clearance car.
The skate lane was widened and renewed. Soft courduroy this morning.
Finished rolling lower loop. Decent classic and skate considering the snow depth. Come on up with a good attitude and have fun in the mountains. Caution numerous hazards exist
Skied at noon. New snow not groomed on upper trail but good tracks down for nordic skiing and good snow coverage. Lower loop has not been groomed at all. Lower parking lot and parking in front of the muskeg sign have not been plowed so watch your nylons if your in a little car like our Leaf or you might get stuck.
Ranger Brad, StoneGuy, and I rolled Eagle Beach Campground. Coverage is too thin for setting a classic track, and too thin for skiing the back-loop under the trees. We did groom a short-track, down the main-campground road, up the hill and down the inside loop back to the main road. Should be able to ski classic or skate on the short track. All I want for solstice is some more snow!
Campground is in great shape after grooming this morning. No classic track yet as there’s not quite enough snow and the ginzo is not available yet. Nice soft snow on a hard icy base. Weather is beautiful, get out there and ski the shortest day of the year! Happy Solstice.