The trails took a hit from wet weather last night, but luckily, the Trapper’s Cabin trail is still fully covered with just a few thin spots, which snow doctor George is patching up with the stockpile of man-made snow. The outbound loop is in the best shape, and will be the focus for the snow doctoring efforts. The trail surface is a mix of snow and wet snow, but is not icy and is totally skiable. The rest of the trails need more snow and are not skiable at this time. The practice area is still in good shape for lessons and demos. THIS WEEKEND: Trapper’s Cabin trail – at least the outbound section – will be open! Be sure to check out live music Saturday from 2-4pm, a NEW exciting food special, a free ski lesson Saturday at 10:30, and a learn to skate ski clinic Sunday at 11!
Today’s Forecast: Partly sunny , high of 45F, gusty NE winds.
Saturday, Feb 10th: Free Beginner Ski Lesson, Super Bowl Foodie Face-Off, Live Music with Kat and Wil!
At 10:30am: Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson. For Lunch: It’s a Superbowl Foodie Face-Off! The chefs at the Stone Turtle Cafe will prepare the culinary specialty that represents each Superbowl city: Cioppino (clams, mussels, and fish stew in a tomato base) in a sourdough bread bowl for San Francisco, and BBQ pulled pork from Kansas City. YOU get to enjoy the flavor! At 2pm: Jam to the fun sounds of this great local duo. Warm up by the fire in the Stone Turtle Day Lodge and Cafe with a beverage and a snack, and let the music move you!
Sunday, Feb 11th: Superbowl Foodie Face-Off and Learn to Skate Ski Clinic!
Have you been thinking about trying skate skiing, but aren’t sure how to get into it? Join us for our Learn How to Skate Ski Clinic, which includes a Facilities Pass, and 90 minute group skate ski lesson. Cost for the clinic is $20. Click the event calendar link below to register. For Lunch: It’s a Superbowl Foodie Face-Off! The chefs at the Stone Turtle Cafe will prepare the culinary specialty that represents each Superbowl city: Cioppino (clams, mussels, and fish stew in a tomato base) in a sourdough bread bowl for San Francisco, and BBQ pulled pork from Kansas City. YOU get to enjoy the flavor!
Friday, Feb 16th: Winter Fest Weekend Kick-Off!
For only $5, visitors to the Higgins Lake/Roscommon area can purchase a Winter Fest badge and enjoy a weekend full of fun events, including a day of cross country skiing or snowshoeing at XC Ski HQ. The badge gets you an XC Ski HQ facilities pass for the day, plus complimentary hot cocoa and bonfire at Trapper’s Cabin from 3:30-5:30. View the complete Winter Fest schedule on the Roscommon/Higgins Lake Chamber Website.
All the best,
Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, George, Missy, Erin, Alex, Mitch, Krista, Will, Donnie and the crew