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Monday, January 30, 2012

Darn Rooster!

Hank was out grooming Bauer, cleaning up after the weekend crowd.  There are some bare spots out there and getting worse with each steamy day that goes by.  (Rooster, leave those poor hens alone!).  There appears to be a slight chance of more snow for Thursday, so we'll keep an eye on how that develops.  We'll keep you posted.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Filet

Boneless and tender.  John got on it early this morning and laid down some perfect corduroy all over the joint.  Should be amazing conditions on everything that's been groomed:
Bauer Loops
Hamlin Loop (now including the road)
Rush Creek Loop
Unless we get more snow soon, this is as good as it's going to get.  Reports coming in from skiers this morning indicate the Chicken is quite tasty.  So help yourself.
Please don't neglect the donation box.  Many thanks to those of you who have made generous contributions so far.  Our capital expenses vary only a little bit no matter how much snow we get. 
Enjoy!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

All Wings Considered...

It's really nice up at the area.  Yesterday Joan and I skated everything that got groomed and conditions were ranging from good to sublime.  Most of Hamlin was simply superb.
Of course the warm days are messing with the snow and at this rate it'll go quickly.
Today - Thursday - Andy and Alan are making the Bauer loop shine and even setting some classic track.  Get it now before it all thaws!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

...Executed!

It wasn't pretty, or easy, but with the help of Joan and Cap we got the upper loops groomed.  Middle of the day temperatures were problematic and will probably remain so for the next few days - if you believe the weather forecast.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mancos&state=CO&site=GJT&lat=37.3465&lon=-108.293
The best plan is to get up there early in the day while it's still nice and crispy.  Tomorrow morning (Wed) the skiing ought to be pretty amazing.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Plan...

OK, here it is...

Two, maybe three groomers will be out tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, making some noise and flattening out the snow.  Making sweet corduroy.  Come on.  Enjoy.  Every girl, every boy.

Grooming Report Revisited: Skaters Read This!

OK kids.  I need to revisit last night's overly optimistic assessment of conditions at the area; especially for those of you hoping for a good skate.

As of right now, my suggestion for skaters would be to stick to the Bauer Loops, as they received the most attention from the groomers.  Joan and I skated everything that got rolled, but honestly it was pretty tough going above the Bauer Loops.  And, not everything got rolled.  Most notably the FS road from the bottom of Hamlin to the top of Hamlin, and the road above Hamlin as well.  Sorry for any confusion.  I will get my facts straight before publishing posts.  Mea maxima culpa.

If you are kicking and gliding, conditions are good, but be advised no classic track has been set as of today.  If we get adequate snowfall tonight, then maybe, just maybe we'll have enough depth to lay some parallels down for y'all.

As I peer out my window at 3:16 pm I see a few flakes floating freely by.  Yippee!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gettin' Deeper

Many thanks to Mark and Hank for getting on the fresh snow today.  Mark is claiming 14 inches of new snow up at the higher reaches.  The guys groomed everything except for Dolph Kuss and Turkey Creek loops, so there should be a ton of great skiing up there (and a lot fewer rocks to ruin your day).

A slight to moderate chance of more snow through Tuesday means hopefully we'll hang on to what we've just gotten, and perhaps add to it.  Wouldn't that be nice?

Master of the Obvious

Fresh Snow!  We got some, and that is exciting news.  As soon as we get any information on how much fell up at the ski area and plans for grooming it, I'll publish it in the blog.
It's about time the skies opened up.  And it appears there may be more on the way.  Chick chick, Hooray!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Just Enough

Sorry for the late posting, but we needed to let you all know that the skiing is pretty decent up at the area.  Hank started to groom on Tuesday but ran into equipment trouble.  Mark bailed him out yesterday and got everything groomed.  Coverage is thin, but it looks like more is on the way (perhaps).

So, in the immortal words of Hank, "the skiing is pretty good since it snowed."  Better coverage up higher, as usual.  Leave your good skis at home.

All trails groomed.  Go get some.