Monday, February 25, 2013

Fun day on the trail

It was great to get together with other skiers at our community ski day on Saturday!  The snow was softer and slower than we would have liked, but the weather made up for it with sunny skies, temperatures well into the 20's and pretty much no wind.  We had 15 people come join the skiing fun.  And at least 10 stayed for a great dinner at "The Den" restaurant.  It was nice to be able to ski and dine in one spot! 


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Community Ski Today

We are going to have our community ski today!  Ski with others from about 3 to 5pm.  Meet at the Bear Creek Clubhouse parking lot.  And we'll plan on eating there in the clubhouse at "The Den" restaurant at around 5pm.  Come join us for some fun social time!


Main ski trail.  I left the classic tracks alone that were set Friday night.  This morning I groomed the skating lanes.  Only the golf course part is completely groomed.  The Lodge and Krysilis properties were too icy to get beyond the initial packing.  (This snow is so fluffy it does not want to firm up.)

I skied this today and conditions were fair to good.  Snow was soft and somewhat slow.

Ice Rink Lighted Loop.  This was groomed for both classic and skating this morning.  Plus there is a classic loop that goes around both ball fields.

Thorpe Park.  I attempted to set classic tracks there this morning.  But I wouldn't recommend trying it because of many thin spots and a couple of icy hills.

Hope to see you skiing!

A little slow but still pretty!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Community ski on Saturday

This Saturday, February 23rd, enjoy a ski with others from the area.  We'll start around 3pm from the club house at the Bear Creek Golf Course.  After skiing, we can enjoy eating at "The Den" at Bear Creek.

Everyone is welcome.  Hope to see you on the trail in the afternoon, or at the clubhouse restaruant around 5pm.

Grooming note.  Classic tracks were set tonight over most of the trail.  However the snow needs to set up more overnight before the Ginzu groomer can be used to put the skating lane down. 

See you out on the trail tomorrow.

6 inches of snow

It looks like we received 6" of snow with little wind.  Most of the trail was rolled this morning.  That is the first step.  Plans are to groom this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We're ready!

Bring on the snow!  We are looking at 4 to 8 inches of snow starting this Thursday and ending on Friday.  It looks like a good weekend for skiing.  Stay tuned for grooming reports.
Equipment ready to go!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Trail pictures

I was out skiing today and just thought that it has been too long since we've seen any pictures of our trail with snow.  This is in the Lodge/Krysilis area after 3 dustings of snow.  Skiing on ungroomed snow can be fun too!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Not enough

There is not enough snow for grooming in Forest City.  Between the two dustings we received this week there is maybe an inch of snow in spots.  I did some skating on an ungroomed 100 yard long loop at the bottom of the hill at the Lodge/Krysilis area today.  But that is about all we have for now.