Cross Country Ski Headquarters Ski Report – Thursday, April 3, 2014

Surprisingly good X-C Skiing after 11:30 am yesterday. The snow had softened up just enough for skiers to have very good control and great glide. The tracks have also held up much better than expected. At 7 am this morning the temperature was 24F. It is forecast to be 32F by 11 am, so that would be the time start skiing today.

There are a few bare spots on the Manitou, Wild Turkey and Adventure trails. The extension on the Rolling Hills trail also has ice under the big pines. The Tall Pines trail has been devoured by snow fleas.

Depth of packed snow ranges from 5  to 12 inches (26 inches in the Blizzard X-C Ski Park where we make snow). Depth of unpacked snow ranges from 3 to 18 inches. Spring conditions for classic and skate skiing prevail on 7  trails that total 10.6 miles.

Today: Sunny in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 39. Winds E 10 to 15 mph.

Friday: Rain and freezing rain early then cloudy in the afternoon. High 42F. Winds SE 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%.

Friday night: Snow showers, possible accumulation 1 inch.

Saturday: Sunny. High 35F. Winds WSW 10 to 15 mph.

Today’s lunch special the Veggie Pesto panini: humus, spinach, fresh tomato, onion, kale, peppers, pesto and provolone grilled to perfection on Stone House 7 grain bread.

The End of Season Sale is in full swing including a lot of Spring outdoor clothing at very special prices!

Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Brian, Caterina, Erin, Michelle, Matt V, Michele, Jennie, Hope, Gage, Matt B, Dana, Kerrigan, Janelle, Lexi, Sara, Abby, Garrett and Crew