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Monday, December 29, 2014

Our Poultry Needs Plumping

Kudos to Brad for opening new terrain - Hamlin loop is now groomed.  Also many thanks to John for all-around touch-ups and grooming out the connectors.

The chicken is looking handsome, if a bit skinny.  We need to add some snow to fatten the old girl up.  Please exercise caution up there and especially watch out for rocks !  Of course chickens eat small rocks to help their digestion, and this bird has a few too many rocks in her craw for comfort.  Lack of snow may cause this bird to start consuming skiers.

More updates to follow as soon as we start getting more snow.  Presently there is at least a chance of snow through Friday, so we just may get lucky.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Dog Love Chicken? Now More to Love...

Hank and Peter groomed the Lower and Upper Little Bauer Trails as well as the Rush Creek trails today, Friday, late morning.

The logged area was groomed as well as an alternate route for those of you who prefer your trees in the vertical mode.  Just follow the left hand veer before the bridge and you will bypass the logged-out area entirely.

That means there is more dog-friendly terrain groomed than ever before.  Good news for those of you who ski with pooches.  Plenty of canines out there today.

If you got new skis for Christmas please be advised:  If they are good skis and/or you really like them, exercise plenty of caution as there are some rocks pretty close to the surface.  Or just take your old skis out until we get a bit more snow.

Your blogger left the area today about 2:30 and it was snowing hard up high, but not so much on the Bauer Loops.  If the manpower can be mustered and we get enough additional snow then we hope to re-groom Bauer Loops and possibly add more terrain for the weekend.  Coverage is just barely adequate at present and it's not so good for the machines to run over sharp rocks with them.  Or even round rocks, for that matter.  More snow is what we really need.

But all that having been said, it's pretty darn good up there so here's hoping you can get out and enjoy it.  Temps look to be in the Arctic range for the next few days, and then another chance for snow creeping up on us.  Please.  Pretty please.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chicken for Christmas?!

I know there are many anxious skiers awaiting the official kickoff of the 2014/15 ski season.  So here is the latest info on conditions and grooming for the area.  As of today - Tuesday 12/23 - there is almost enough snow to groom.  The good news is there is enough snow to ski on without causing irreparable harm to your skis.  There are a few thin spots for sure, but coverage is pretty good.

We simply do not have the depth of snow to justify rolling it yet though.  There is a 50% chance of snow in the forecast for Christmas day, and the daytime temps will be low enough to hang on to what we have.  So, with any luck we'll be rolling soon.

Please stay tuned to the blog for updates.  "No news" means "no grooming" took place.  I do my best to keep you all posted here, so no calls to my home phone, please (unless there is sushi or elk steak involved).

Once we do get it groomed, we ask you all to kindly refrain from walking on the groomed track.  Snowshoeing is acceptable at the far edge of the track please, not the middle.  Thank you.

So, here we go.  No matter what happens, this year has to be better than last year's ski season.  Right?