Cross Country Ski Report – Friday, January 12th

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Good morning! As of 7:30am, Groomer Mike is busy setting tracks and snow combing the Trapper’s Cabin, Rolling Hills, Mackinaw Cut, Wild Turkey, and Manitou trails this morning (Tall Pines and Adventure will be snowcombed today, but are too thin for good tracks).  There is approximately 8″ of snow in the woods, and 4-5″ of packed snow on the trails. We are forecast for quite a bit of accumulation in the next 30 hours (7 to 11″), so plan on a snowy weekend in winter wonderland, with some fun events (see below), great food, and great times at the Headquarters. The Stone Turtle Cafe is open for lunch and drinks.

Today’s forecast: “Snow showers early, with a steadier snow developing late. High 31F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. ”

Upcoming Events:

This Saturday, January 13th: Gourmet Lunch at Trapper’s Cabin, and FREE Ski Lesson!
Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson! You will learn the basics of traditional (classic style) XC ski technique, plus hill climbing,. Then, join us for a hearty lunch of beef stew and rustic bread at Trapper’s Cabin! Warm your body and spirit around the bonfire, and enjoy your meal under towering white pines, amidst the peace of the forest. Lunch will be served from 12pm until it runs out!

Saturday through Monday, January 13th – 15th: Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Prepare to indulge in this decadent classic comfort food, complete with a toppings bar that includes onions, tomatoes, spinach, jalapenos, feta cheese, peas, hot dogs, and bacon. So rich and delicious, this mac-sterpiece lunch is the perfect complement to a day on the ski trails!

Saturday, January 20th: Bavarian Ski Festival and Free Ski Lesson!
Dust off your Lederhosen and join us for a taste of the Alps! Enjoy delicious Bavarian fare, including soft pretzels, sausages, sauerkraut, and of course, German beer, plus some themed contests, including stein-holding. Don’t miss this celebration of heritage and winter fun! At 10:30am is the Free Beginner Ski Lesson.

Click here to view the complete event calendar!

All the best,
Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, George, Missy, Erin, Alex, Mitch, Krista, Will, Donnie and the crew

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