Friday, March 7, 2014

Golf course rolled and tracked

Thanks to North Iowa Nordic for loaning their utility snowmobile and to Tim Dakken & Terry Tweeten for loaning a snowmobile trailer.  The golf course has been rolled and tracks have been set.  My snowmobile has been broke down on the trailer waiting for a new ignition module for 2 weeks now.  So it was nice to get back on the trails tonight.  There was quite a bit of snow out there to pack down so it won't be super fast.  However Saturday should be a good day for skiing.

Bear Creek golf course

Saturday, February 22, 2014

snowmobile down

Sorry folks.  My snowmobile would not stay running yesterday afternoon when trying to finish grooming.  It's too bad, it worked ok while pulling the roller in the morning.  And there was at least 8" of new snow, by far the biggest snow of the year.  I'll see what it will take to be repaired.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

No grooming this week

Because of the warm temperatures this week and the impending snow storm coming in Thursday including lots of wind, I am not doing any grooming most of this week.  I believe that would not be a good use of resources (time & money). 

The goal is to have trails ready for the weekend once we receive the new snow and the wind settles down some.  I hope to be out working the trails Friday or maybe even Thursday night.  It looks like colder temperatures are returning this weekend and lasting well into next week! 


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pilot Knob road

The road at Pilot Knob State Park has been groomed this morning for both skate and classic style skiing.  I would expect the snow to be somewhat slow but still worth a fun Sunday afternoon ski!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Moonlight ski

We had a super moonlight ski tonight on the golf course.  After a fresh 2 to 3" of snow, the wind calmed down for perfect weather conditions.  The only thing missing was the moon!

Thanks, Connie French, for organizing this event!!

Moonlight ski

You are invited to a Moonlight Ski Saturday Night, February 15th, at Bear Creek Golf Course Forest City Ia.  Meet in the parking lot at 6:30. Hoping we will have a full moon and lots of snow, and lots of skiers.

See you there,
Connie French

New snow is on its way today!!  I will groom the golf course early this afternoon to prepare for the moonlight ski tonight!

Pilot Knob groomed

The road and lake at Pilot Knob State Park have been groomed this morning for both skate and classic style skiing.  Conditions should be excellent.