After the cool temps last night, the grooming team should have good success combing the skating lanes this morning. The tracks are fairly hard set and slick, but there is great classic skiing to be done off the track in the skating lanes! We have 12-20+ inches of snow in the woods, and 4-8 inches packed on most of the trail surface. Some bits of debris are present on the Tall Pines trail, and in some other places under the big pines, which is typical for this time of year. We will be holding the 27th annual Junior Muffin Race this morning from about 10:30 to 11:00. It will take place on the Tall Pines, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Rolling Hills trails. We kindly ask that skiers refrain from using these trails until after 11:00am.
Saturday, March 6th: Join us for Ribs & Blues! A favorite XC Ski HQ tradition, Ribs & Blues features an afternoon of fantastic live music from Rhett’s Eastside Blues Duo, as well as German Dave’s famous BBQ ribs. It’s a perfect day to hit the trails, then kick back by the outdoor fire pit and enjoy great music and outstanding ribs, scalloped potatoes, and coleslaw for $12 ($6 for kids 8 and younger).
The Stone Turtle Cafe is open for outdoor dining, as well as 25% capacity indoor dining! Have a hot Bavarian style pretzel with beer cheese after you ski!
Ski early for the best conditions!
– Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Gill, Missy, Krista, Alex, Bradley, George, Mike, Butch, Will, Joel, Donnie, Josh, Josie, Annie, Lissa, Brian and the crew