Cross Country Ski Report – Sunday, December 11th

Greetings from Higgins Lake!  We were able to snow comb all the trails yesterday, which resulted in another day of very good rock-skiing, although some people used good skis and never “bottomed out”. Many skiers enjoyed both the rock skiing and the excellent conditions on the practice field where we made snow for the Amy Powell ski clinic. Both the ski clinic and the Fast Wax clinic were a big success with great turnout!

We are supposed to receive another 3 inches of snow today, which should be enough to open the trails for “A” skis. Ginzu Dana will snow comb the entire trail system this morning, and if we have received enough snow later in the day we will set tracks. We are open for free ski demos for classic and skate skis, so now is the time to try before you buy!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters practice area
Amy Powell taught the V1 technique for hill climbing yesterday during the skate clinic.


Today: Snow likely. High 27F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

Tonight: Variable clouds with snow showers. Low 24F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Monday: Overcast. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 29F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge is open for lunch! Warm up with famous classic chili, warm rolls, and a selection of hand made panini sandwiches such as the Rocky Mountain Chipotle Veggie Sandwich, served with kettle cooked potato chips and a pickle. Don’t forget about the giant chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies, plus jumbo cranberry almond muffins!

The Let it Snow Sale continues on winter jackets, boots, and clothing, plus XC ski clothing and cross country ski packages! Take a look at our online store.

Time to ski!

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