Cross Country Ski Report – Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The rain came last night, but it did not melt all the snow! Thank goodness for the Sunday night’s snowfall and that our groomers packed it well on Monday.

The good news is that the ground is still frozen hard as a rock and we have a good 3 to 5 inch base left. With 8 to 15 inches of snow forecast through Friday morning we should be in great shape for the weekend.

In order for the trails to freeze up and preserve the snow pack there will be no use of the trails today, but we will have a fire in the Stone Turtle Day Lodge fireplace and we will be serving lunch.

The only skiing will be in the Blizzard X-C ski park.

Today: Intermittent freezing drizzle this morning will evolve to a wintry mix for the afternoon. High 32F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 70%. 1 to 2 inches of snow expected.

Tonight: Periods of snow and windy. Low 12F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 2 to 4 inches of snow expected.

Thursday: Variably cloudy with snow showers. High 17F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 2 to 4 inches.

Thursday night: Snow in the evening will transition to snow showers overnight. Low 9F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.

Friday: Snow showers at times. Highs in the low teens and lows in the mid single digits.

New Snow: 0 inches

Snow Depth in Woods: 3 to 7 inches

Packed Snow Depth on Trails: 3 – 5 inches

Ice, Glaze, Barespots: All the trails are saturated and closed today. Only the Blizzard X-C Ski Park is open.

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge will have a fine fire in the fireplace and the lunch specials include great Panini sandwiches and Famous Chili.

We have a huge assortment of winter outerwear from North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, Salomon, Hot Chilly’s, Terramar, Sporthill and Smartwool! All part of the “Let it Snow Sale”! Great sale prices on ski packages too.

Winter time winds will blow cold again,

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