Cross Country Ski Report – Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

The grooming, snow conditions and weather all came together yesterday for just a perfect day of X-C Skiing.

We did get some rain last night, but not enough to do any real damage to the trails. As of 7:20 AM the temperature is 32 and falling. It is snowing lightly. Looks like the real snow will start after 2 in the afternoon.

Because of last night’s rain the chances of doing any grooming today are slim.

Classic skiing is recommended until we get enough snow to cover the crust.

The Mackinac Cut, Wild Turkey, Rolling Hills, Tall Pines, Trapper’s Cabin, Manitou, Adventure and Blizzard trails are all open and crusty and need just a little snow to make for good skiing.

Today: Snow along with gusty winds at times. High around 30F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph

Tonight: Windy. Snow this evening will give way to snow showers! overnight. Low near 10F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected

Wednesday: Windy. Snow flurries and a few snow showers throughout the day. High 17F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 30%

Wednesday night: Snow flurries around early. Low 3F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 20s and lows in the low teens.

New Snow: 0 inches

Snow Depth in Woods: 8 to 12 inches

Packed Snow Depth on Trails: 5 – 8 inches

Ice, Glaze, Barespots: All trails are tracked and crusty

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge specials include an array of sandwiches, Paninis (all served on Stone House Bread) and Famous Spicy chili and Veggie chili in the Stone Turtle Day Lodge today.

It’s time to demo some steel edge skis on this morning’s crusty snow! We are a Fischer Hole Ski Demo and Race center, an Atomic ! Race Demo Center, a Salomon Race Demo center, an Alpina Demo c! enter, and a Rossignol Touring center. Our selection of skis, boots, poles and bindings is very strong and diverse for racing and touring, and there is no charge to try any of them. There’s no better way to find the perfect ski package than to try them first! The “Let it Snow Price Match with Better Service Sale” continues!

Steel edges make control easier on crusty snow!

Lynne, Bob, Fran, Stu, Mariah, Brian, Erin, Michele, Sara, Matt Abby, Hope, Bob, Jimmy Mac, Garret, Gage, Jenny and the rest of the crew.