November 12 update - corduroy in!
All ski trails were groomed last night over the course of three hours by a grooming volunteer. Overall conditions are awesome for such an early start! Skiers please stay off the narrower pink and brown pin-flagged trail system, as that is a dedicated shared snowshoe/fat bike trail system.
Skiers: We have minimal track setting at the moment. Feel free to set ski tracks in the fresh snow on the outsides of the groomed ski trails. We hope to do more track setting once our automated track setter is working and we have volunteers with the time. Keep in mind there are thin sections of trail where wind scouring was inevitable during the recent storm system, especially where the asphalt and gravel cart paths are. Rock skis or care is recommended when skiing the trail system for the first lap until you learn and remember where the thin snow coverage is. We have new ski trail routing for most of the historically thin snow coverage areas, try them out!
Snowshoe/ fat bike shared trail system: The south pink pin-flagged system was snowmobile packed with at least one pass Saturday morning, but the snow was too soft for riding. Today we will see if that froze/set up enough to be rideable. The north brown pin-flagged system is not navigable by sled, so we need more snowshoers to pack it down! Stay tuned and we'll announce when the fat bike trails are actually rideable without washing out/once the initial base of snow has hardened.
Photos from the past couple days....
Sunrise sunfire on Alasdair's Alley with the Ginzugroomer
Sunrise sunfire on Alasdair's Alley
Grooming last night with the 54" Ginzugroomer
Moon over Shaganappi while grooming last night....