XC Ski Report – Sunday, March 23

Trails groomed up better than hoped for yesterday. Groomer Stu was able to set nice deep tracks on all trails and snow comb the skating lanes to an excellent skating surface. Ginzu Dana will Ginzu Groom and snow comb all the skating lanes this morning on all the trails. The deep set tracks will not need to be reset.

Depth of packed snow ranges from 5 to 17 inches (24 inches in the Blizzard X-C Ski Park where we make snow). Depth of unpacked snow ranges from 8 to 20 inches. Fresh Ginzu groomed conditions for classic and skate skiing prevail. Skating lanes are excellent and fresh tracks are deep and fast for classic.

Today: Partly sunny with scattered flurries. High 22F. Winds WNW 10 to 15 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny. High 27F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Today is the second day of the second annual Hanson Hills/XC Ski HQ Paintball Biathlon Series. We welcome men, women, and kids to compete in this event, combining cross country skiing with paintball target shooting. All done on the Blizzard trail. There will be a Citizens Race and an Open Race today. Paintball guns will be provided. Schedule: 9:30am – Registration starts, 10:15am – Paintball range opens for practice, 10:30am – Citizens Race Starts, 11:15am – Open Race Starts, 12:00pm – Awards and Chili lunch. If you did not participate in yesterday’s competition your entry fee is $15.

This event will take place only on the Blizzard trail. All the rest of the trails will be open all day long.

Lunch specials today include our specialty Turkey Pesto Panini: sliced Oven Roasted Turkey, basil pesto, spinach, sliced fresh tomatoes and provolone on Ciabatta or Stone House Bread. We will also be serving our other tasty paninis, as well as Classic chili and Veggie Chili.

Looks like a lot of fun X-C skiing today !
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