Cross Country Ski Report – Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Greetings from Higgins Lake!  After a long day out on the trails yesterday, Ginzu Dana was able to dice up and soften the frozen hard-pack that had resulted from the thaw & freeze from Monday night.  We also had Trail Doctors Garrett and Grant out on the trails all day yesterday cleaning up the twigs that Monday night’s wind storm left scattered on the trails.  It was a hard day’s work, but the results were a success, and many skiers were happy for it!  We were also lucky to have a dusting of snow yesterday afternoon to help freshen up the trails.  Dana was also able to set new tracks on all the trails.  Groomer George will snow comb all the skating lanes this morning.  It will be a fine day for skiing, with well-set tracks, and fast (but not icy) skating lanes.

Forecast:

Today: Cloudy skies. High 32F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low 28F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Tomorrow: Variable clouds with snow showers. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is the Rocky Mountain Chipotle Veggie Panini! Double cheese, house-made hummus, spinach, tomato, red onion, bell peppers, banana peppers and chipotle mayo, grilled and served hot on Stone House bread, served with kettle cooked potato chips and a pickle!

Instructor Jim is available for skating and classic lessons every day this week and weekend. Call 800-832-2663 to schedule a lesson and learn how to have more fun while skiing!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, Brian, George, Lexi, Dana, Gage, Grant, Garrett, Logan, Kerrigan, Hannah, and the crew