Cross Country Ski Report – Monday, December 19th, 2016

Overall, we had an absolutely great weekend for skiing with plenty of snow, torch-lit skiing, and Santa at the cabin – and Winter hasn’t even officially begun!  Tracks were set yesterday on Tall Pines, Rolling Hills, Mackinac Cut, Wild Turkey and Adventure, and are in great shape. Ginzu Dana will snowcomb all the skating lanes early this morning, and then roll in new tracks on the Trappers Cabin and Manitou Trail.   We have a 6 to 8 inch packed base, and 12 to 15 inches of snow in the woods.  Most people coming in after skiing are saying “mid winter conditions” and that sure does sound good to us.

Forecast:

Today:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. A few flurries are possible. High around 20F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies. Low 14F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday:  Cloudy and becoming windy. High 29F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Early Sunday morning, grooming in progress.
Early Sunday morning, grooming in progress.

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is the Gourmet Grilled Cheese panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto and tomato, grilled and between two slices of Stone House Sour Dough Bread. Served with kettle cooked potato chips and a pickle! The Chipotle Veggie Chili is a delightfully spicy accompaniment, if you’re so inclined.

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! Free equipment demos all day every day.

See you out there!

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