Cross Country Ski Report – Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Thursday March 14, 2013

Groomer Stu was successful Ginzu grooming the trails yesterday. The only trail that is not in great shape is the Tall Pines.

This weekend is the first annual Hanson Hills / XC Ski HQ Paintball Biathlon. Saturday’s race will be at Hanson Hills in Grayling and Sunday’s race, awards, and St Patty’s Day Party will be at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. The race will be held on the Blizzard Trail and will be fun to watch from the sundeck. It will not interfere with the skiing on any of the trails across the road.

The Mackinac Cut, Wild Turkey, Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Manitou, Adventure and Blizzard trails all have fresh groomed snow on hard pack. The tracks will be reset once the temps warm up. The skating lanes are in very good condition.

Today: Partly cloudy. High 34F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Flurries possible early. Low 24F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph

Friday: Steady snow as the day wears o! n. High 32. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%

Friday night: 1 to 2 inches of snow expected. Low 14

New Snow: 0 inches

Snow Depth in Woods: 4 to 8 inches

Packed Snow Depth on Trails: 4 – 8 inches

Ice, Glaze, Barespots: The Tall Pines trail is glazed in spots

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge special is Spicy Chili and Veggie Chili, both served with a warm sourdough roll.

Today would be a great day to try out the Rossignol Evo Tour. This is a very lightweight and stable ski with great glide and traction, The “March Madness, aka Labor Day Sale” is in full swing.

Looks like a fine Day to Ski!

Lynne, Bob, Fran, Stu, Mariah, Brian, Erin, Michelle, Sara, Matt, Abby, Hope, Bob, Jimmy Mac, Garrett, Gage, Jennie and the rest of the crew.