Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 Condditions Update

Hydro crews have the line back up to bull mountain, so there is power to the lodge.

Crews worked last night to clear some of the blow down off of the trails.  Crews will be starting work this afternoon to ensure that all trails are clear.  There will be snowmobile traffic on the trail system over the next couple of days.

The lite line is deenergized and will not be turned back on until it is repaired.  Cataline lite line is off three poles at whipsaw and prickly pear junction, so skiers using the trail will need to ski under the line and beside the line or avoid this area. Please do not ski on the lines.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Road Access, Trail Debris and Trail Lights

The ground line is currently across the road on the Bull Mountain Access road. 

Several trees came down onto the trails this afternoon and will require work crews to remove them.  There is a lot of debris that has been blown onto the trail so if you are skiing use extreme caution as there are needles, sticks, branches and small trees.  If you are available to give us a hand that would be appreciated you can contact me at the number on the website.

The trail lighting will not be working until it is repaired, a tree ripped the line off of three poles.  It may take several days to get this repaired, so we will keep you posted.

January 21, 2018 Conditions

Groomed centers this morning, nice sunny day but windy. Centers not groomed are Canyon View, Gunanoot and Rustler which were done yesterday.  Conditions are good and we had a fantastic day yesterday for the family fun day.

Expect debris such as needles and lichen in the tracks.  Tracks will be reset with cooler weather and more snow.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Fresh Grooming

The dog trails and lower trails, including the lit loops have been freshened up. We will be heading out this evening to get the upper trails groomed.
Happy skiing

Monday, January 15, 2018

Grooming conditions

With the warmer weather, grooming will be a bit of a struggle, all trails are groomed and 2 tracked at the moment. Once the temperature drops back down we will be back out there making skiing great again.
Get out and enjoy, see you on the trails


Wellness Day ( Family Fun Day)

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 Conditions

New tracks set last night, we packed Gunanoot and it will be track set Friday night or Saturday morning depending on how much snow we get overnight on Friday.  Tracks from January 9 on the lower trails are still in good shape with a skiff of snow on top of them.  Lite loops were also reset last night.
Be aware there is a warming trend into early next week.  So on warmer days watch for snow falling out of the trees and obstacles on the ski trails.

Have a great ski!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ski Challenge Series or Fun Friday

If you are interested in challenging yourself over the season we are hosting a series of mass start time trials followed by a social potluck.  The intent is not to race but to focus on self improvement over the season using individual times on designated loops as a measure.  The series is open to all age groups and we encourage members to come out and participate.  We will be incorporating intermediate to advanced technique coaching for both skate and classic in future sessions.

We will be running the first event on Friday January 12, 2018 starting at 6:00pm.  Hope to see you there.

January 10, 2018 Conditions

Well as Scott eluded, we want colder weather to groom but -25 is a bit chilly.  Groomers braved the cold last night prepping the trails for tracksetting on Thursday and Friday.  All trails are packed with the exception of Gunanoot and lower trails were trackset on the 9th.

We ask that people do not hike or jog on the ski trails as this causes a safety hazard for skiers by having an unexpected person on the trail and also damaging the trail base causing uneven terrain for skiers which requires additional volunteer hours to groom foot prints out.  The snow shoe trails are a good option for people wanting to get out and stretch there legs.  We have 7km of snowshoe trails available to pass holders and day users.

Have a Good Ski!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Grooming Update

From Scott...

Grooming has been tough in these warm conditions, be careful out skiing.  We will get the grooming up to world class again once the temperature drops a bit.

Friday, January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018 Conditions

Good evening of grooming.  The weather has warmed up and it is good to see lots of use on the ski trails.  Bucked a tree off Cataline last night and all the other trails appear to be clear.  We will be resetting Gunanoot and Canyon View Friday and resetting and tracks throughout the weekend.  Conditions are fantastic so come up and ski!

Jack Rabbits and Track Attack start on Sunday at 1:00pm so there will be lots of people.  We have built a roadway connecting the two parking lots and there is a lodge skiway for easy access to the lodge for signing the day use registrar and day use fee payment. 

Snow shoe trails are accessed via the lodge skiway off the parking lot fence and the entrance to the network is by the lower parking lot where the Maison trail head sign is.  New for this year is the Stampede trail and trail maps at junctions.

Remember if you are skiing with your dog please cleanup after your friend.

Have a great Ski!