Cross Country Ski Report – Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The temps warmed up yesterday afternoon and the sundeck was the place to be after a comfortable ski. The snow pack has suffered a little but there is still plenty of snow.

Ginzu Dana will re-groom the partially transformed snow early this morning.

All 8 trails are open for a total of 18 kilometers (11 miles) of classic skiing and skate skiing. Depth of packed snow ranges from 12 to 24 inches (30 inches in the Blizzard X-C Ski Park where we make snow). Depth of unpacked snow ranges from 14 to 30 inches. Conditions are very good to excellent spring skiing for classic and skate skiing.

Today: Overcast. High 37F. Winds NW 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries. Cooler. High 14F. Winds N 20 -30 mph.

We are so proud of Andy Liebner for his Olympic coaching debut in Sochi of Roberto Carcelen, Peruvian XC skier. We are so grateful to have him in Michigan! Thanks for flying the XC Ski HQ colors in Sochi, Andy and Roberto!

Today’s lunch special is the Veggie Pesto Melt: layers of fresh peppers, homemade hummus, basil pesto, sliced fresh tomatoes, spinach and provolone, grilled to perfection on Stone House Bread. Of course Veggie Chili, Spicy Chili and a variety of other paninis will also be on today’s menu.

We still have the new 14-15 Rossignol and Salomon demo skis and boots available to try.

A fine day to X-C ski before the next bit of cold weather!

Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Brian, Caterina, Erin, Michelle, Matt V, Michele, Jennie, Hope, Gage, Matt B, Dana, Kerrigan, Janelle, Lexi, Sara, Abby, Garrett and Crew