Friday, December 19, 2014

Meltdown in Forest City

Pretty much all of our snow melted last weekend.  It looks like our next chance for snow is just before Christmas which would be great timing!  Until then, I've been doing some double-pole work on the lake at Pilot Knob.
Pilot Knob Lake

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Lodge and Majopa grounds were great for skate skiing this morning.

I attempted to groom some classic tracks on the golf course this morning.  Some of the tracks were quite good, some were quite bad because of the thin base.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Packed trail

It looks like we received at least 4 to 5 inches of snow today.  The ski trail has been packed with the roller tonight.  No tracks have been set yet.  The wind was picking up so some of the open areas will be drifted in tomorrow.   I'm hoping it can be skate skied.  I know I'll be out there for my Thanksgiving morning ski!

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's time for some pre-season repairs and maintenance for the snowmobile.   Let's hope for some good snow this year with a lot less wind than last year!

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!