Cross Country Ski Report – Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Greetings from Higgins Lake!  The snow yesterday morning was significantly colder than the air, allowing Ginzu Dana to set fresh tracks and snow comb all the trails with great success, resulting in only happy skiers all day.  Dana will ginzu-snow comb all the skating lanes again early this morning, dicing up the re-frozen snow into beautiful skating conditions.  With temps hitting mid 30s F in the afternoon, the skiing will be faster earlier in the day. We have a 6 to 8 inch packed base, and 13 to 16 inches of snow in the woods — and more snow accumulation in the forecast!

We are also happy to report that the Mason Tract had new tracks set yesterday.  We highly recommend this classic-only trail; just north of Roscommon.

Forecast:

Today: Partly cloudy in the morning followed by periods of snow showers later in the day. High 37F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%.

Tonight:  Snow in the evening will become lighter overnight. Low 29F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

Saturday:  Cloudy. High 34F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Mariah with Jenny from 9&10 News getting ready to go skiing!
Mariah with Jenny from 9&10 News getting ready to go skiing!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is our famous house-made Chili (classic and vegetarian) and Bosco Sticks!  As always, we will also be offering our normal selection of grilled paninis on Stone House bread, served with kettle cooked potato chips and a pickle!

The Christmas Sale is here! Get your last minute Christmas presents on sale now, including winter jackets, boots, and clothing, plus XC ski clothing and cross country ski packages. Don’t forget our huge selection of gloves, mittens, hats and socks!

Come on in and demo some skis! Instructor Jim is available for lessons – call 800-832-2663 to schedule.

See you on the snow,

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, Brian, George, Lexi, Dana, Henry and the crew