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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Grooming Report

Tom Y and Peter B groomed everything and set track all the way around this morning. It's still snowing hard, so there will be some fluff on top. Perfect for classic skiers. Skaters will be working hard. Close to 5 inches of new snow, and counting...!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Grooming Report for Sunday, Dec 27th


Thanks to John, Tom,(also for stocking fuel) Barry,Peter,Hank and Alan for their efforts of the week since the last up-date.
Lance Webster (with an upset coyote on most of Hamlin) and John groomed on Saturday. They concentrated on setting classic throughout.
All the hard work in the last few weeks is working great to make for a flat, well packed surface.

Come enjoy the trails and Happy Holidays!

Donations may be left in the lockbox at the trailhead or mailed to:
Chicken Creek Nordic
P.O. Box 111
Mancos, CO 81328
Thank you!



Friday, December 18, 2009

Grooming Report for Friday, Dec 18

Notes from Groomer Andy:

"Just a few notes on the current status of "groomage" up at Chickenland. Tom and Andy were able to roll-out Rush, Hamlin, and Chicken Ck. Road on Thursday. A classic track will be set when Hank is able to get the new battery installed in "Old Yeller". Dolph Kuss Loop and Turkey remain un-groomed. Lower/Upper Bauer are fairly "buffed". It was quite warm up there, and some subsequent, hot spots, but the skiing is quite nice."

Happy Trails

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grooming Report for Wednesday, 12/09

Little Bauer: packed and groomed
CC Road: Packed and rolled
Rush Creek Spur: Packed and rolled
Hamlin Loop: Packed and rolled

Groomers Spotlight: Chris Bouton, Todd Gardner, Brad Finch, John Gilbert, and And
y

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

News from Nordic Center at Purgatory

The Nordic Center At Purgatory will open to the public this coming Saturday, December 12th. We are pleased to announce the opening of our new trail, the Lynx Loop on Forest Service property close to Boyce Lake.
We will be hosting the first race in our Coke race series this Saturday, December 12th. It will be a classic race of 10km for adults with shorter distances for juniors. The race starts at 10am, registration is from 9am. For more information please call 385 2114.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Groomers are ready!!

The Groomers are ready to go -
Please note that it will take a few days to pack the snow before they actually groom.

Directions to Chicken Creek Nordic
Chicken Creek Nordic is located northwest of Mancos. From the junction of US Hwy 160 and Colorado Hwy 184 in Mancos, travel north on Colorado Hwy184 for 2.5 miles to the junction of Montezuma County Road 40. Turn right (north) on County Road 40 and continue 2.5 miles to the trailhead parking lot.
Note: Use of the Chicken Creek Road is not advised. Millwood Rd (CR 40) is the place. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nordic Gear for Sale



Hassle Free Sports (Larry Myers) will be at Chicken Chicken Creek Ski Area parking lot with sale items!!!

WHERE: Chicken Creek Parking Lot (CR 40 - Millwood Rd)
WHEN:
Thursday, Oct 22nd
TIME:
4-6pm
WHAT's for SALE:
A variety of Cross country ski gear including classic, skate, touring and back country gear!!
PRICES: Ski Swap Prices
HOW TO PAY: Check or cash

What a deal! - Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Grooming Report as of 2/19/09 1:39 pm

Please be advised that as of 2/19/09 1:39 pm.
All trails were covered, groomed and in good shape.
Enjoy !

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

grooming update and news from Feb. 10 via John

The news is that we have15-18 inches at the p-lot and about 2 feet on the upper trails. We have continued to roll the new snow (groomers: Peter, Barry, Hank, Jim, and John) with the rest of the crew to come as the storms keep coming.
As we feared the Black machine appears to have died out on the trails, so we are down to one machine. The good news is that the Kubota dealer in gem village is trying to help us out with their modified tractor system for grooming ski trails that we may be able to demo for a while. It should be stressed to the e-mail group and blog that the cost of reviving the machine we have could be very high and contribitions to off-set that as well as the letters of support we have been asking for are very important. We have spoken to the kubota dealer ( southwest ag (SWAG)) about working with them on a potential grant to use this very nice equipment in the future.
That is why the letters stressing the overall positive influence CC has on the community as well as the county is very important in the grant process

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Grooming Report for Sunday, February 1st

The forecast is not very encouraging for more snow for the next week.
SO... until we get more snow, the Bauer loop will be groomed every day. The
upper loops will be groomed about 3X a week. Think Snow!!

We have SUPER Groomers. Thank you Jim, Chris, Aaron, Brad, John, Andy,
Barry, Hank, Tom and any other groomer I might have omitted.

Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday on Chicken Creek's Super Tracks!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Grooming Report for Wednesday, Jan 28th

All the trails were groomed yesterday (Jan 27) and the upper trails are in good shape. The Bauer loop has a lot of divits in it from folks walking on it when the rain softened up the snow and we didn't get enough snow to get these filled in - yet! Think snow!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Grooming Report for Tuesday, January 27th

Groomers: Barry Rhea and John Gilbert
Barry & John groomed Monday evening and were really pleased to find CC is O.K.. The overnite cold set up all the slush to a firm base of ice with 4-8(on top), They packed with the roller and dragged the ginzu to flatten out all trails, except Turkey Loop . The holes left on Bauer Loop by walkers & dogs in the soft slush are still there but hopefully will fill up with the new snow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Grooming Report for Wednesday, Jan 21st

Groomers have been grooming every day.
The track is in great condition.
Think snow!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Grooming Report for Sunday, January 4

John Gilbert groomed all trails this morning.
Thank you, John!
Enjoy the wonderful powder.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Grooming Report for Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Groomers:  John Gilbert & Jim Mahlberg

John and Jim went over the trails on New Year's Eve
to re-condition them and they should be good for
skating on Jan 1st. Note: Due to the warm temps,
Bauer Loop gets icy fairly quickly.

Happy New Year!