Cross Country Ski Report – Thursday, January 18th

Ski Lessons at XC Ski HQ

We received a dusting of snow throughout yesterday and last night. Groomer Butch is snow combing all the trails this morning, and there are tracks set on all the trails – some from yesterday and some from earlier this week. Overall conditions are excellent, and the wind is finally going to settle down today which will make it extra fun to be out there. There is approximately 12-18″ of snow in the woods, and about 8-12″ packed on the trails. The Stone Turtle Cafe is serving up lunch and drinks today – enjoy a bowl of classic or vegetarian chili and a Bosco Stick after you ski!

Today’s forecast: “Overcast. High 18F. Winds light and variable.”

Upcoming Events:

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.

Sunday, January 21st: Learn to Skate Ski Clinic & Live Music with Eric McDonald!
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. Ski rentals are available at our normal rates. The lesson starts at 11:00am, and skiers are welcome to pick up rental equipment as early as 9am. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required! Click the Event Calendar link below to sign up, or call 800-832-2663. At 2pm, enjoy some great tunes by local guitar player, singer and songwriter, Eric McDonald! Bring your friends and delight in some food and drink from the Stone Turtle Cafe.

Saturday & Sunday, January 27th and 28th: Learn to Ski Lesson and Paella!
Saturday at 10:30, join us for a Free Learn To XC Ski Lesson. On Sunday, join us for Paella on the Sun Deck! A favorite XC Ski HQ tradition, Paella on the Sun Deck celebrates a world-renowned, Spanish rice dish, and offers skiers a hearty, flavorful (and entertaining!) feast. Prepared in a massive cast iron pan over an outdoor fire pit, this lunch comes from an authentic Spanish recipe from Paella master Ayo from Nerja, Spain, and is served piping hot with Saffron-spiced chicken, shrimp, mussels and peppers. Paella will be served at 12:00pm and 2:00pm.

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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