Cross Country Ski Report – Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The dense fresh snow groomed up very nicely yesterday. The temps never warmed up enough to compromise the snow pack.

Groomer Stu will start grooming all the trails early this morning.

All the trails have machine set tracks and Ginzu groomed, snowcombed skating lanes. Conditions are very good on all trails except the Tall Pines trail which has good conditions.

Today: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 21F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Clear in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of! 36F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

New Snow: 0 inches

Snow Depth in Woods: 5 – 9 inches

Packed Snow Depth on Trails: 4 – 6 inches

Ice, Glaze, Barespots: All trails are snow covered. The Tall Pines trail has marginal tracks under the big pines.

Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch specials include Mariah’s favorite Pesto Goat Cheese Melt with Michigan goat cheese, a Fiesta Turkey Panini, and a Classic Grilled Ham and Cheese served on Stone House Bread with Great Lakes Potato Chips and a pickle. Or try famous Classic or Veggie Chili with a warm sourdough roll.

Our cross country ski package sale continues, with up to 39% off complete cross country ski sets! You can also still find great deals on cross country ski gear and clothing, plus sportswear and all around winter clothing, winter boots, and snowshoes. Now is the time to take advantage of o! ur one-of-a-kind free demo program! Try new skis (classic, back country, and skating) or snowshoes for free, all day every day.

Snow is still great, this is a good day to X-C Ski!

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