Saturday, January 23, 2021

Pilot Knob

The skate deck for both the road and lake at Pilot Knob State Park have been rejuvenated this morning.  Both places look good for skating today.  New snow will be needed to reset the classic tracks.  Snow is in the forecast for tonight.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

PIlot Knob Road

 The skate deck was rejuvenated last night on the road through Pilot Knob.  Snow cover was too thin to reset the classic tracks.  The lake had some rainwater soaking into the groomed ski trail on Sunday so it will have some ice spots no doubt.  I'll work on the lake after this weekly warmup is done.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Pilot Knob state park.

 I rejuvenated the skate deck on Pilot Knob Road this morning.  The classic tracks remain from yesterday. 

I also groomed the lake for both skate and classic stride. But there is still some water coming up through and soaking into the snow in a few areas.  So expect a few icy spots today.

The lake.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Pilot Knob road

The road through Pilot Knob has been groomed for both skate and classic skiing.  However the classic tracks do go down to the road in spots so be warned. Even after using the snow mover to add depth for the tracks, it was still too thin in a few spots. The skate deck looks fairly good.

Moving snow.

Friday, January 15, 2021

New Snow

 We received about 4" of heavy wet snow after a rainy day.  Grooming will take place after it gets at least 27 degrees or colder.  First attempt hopefully will take place Saturday morning.  It might take longer for the lake since there is a lot of rain water sitting between the ice and new snow.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Pilot Knob lake

 After four straight days of melting I was surprised to see a decent snow pack remaining on the lake.  I left the classic tracks alone since those probably  could not have been improved. They look icy in spots but still in fairly good shape. However the skating deck was rejuvenated and should be in pretty good shape this weekend. 

Rejuvenated skate deck, old classic tracks groomed last weekend 

A little chunky but some good corduroy for skating.