Saturday, March 30, 2013

It was nice to get out and enjoy some crust skate skiing early Good Friday morning.  Snow conditions were very fast.  The warm weather this weekend should mark the end of this year's ski season. 

Golf Course looking East
Golf course along Winnebago River
 The Lodge

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Skiing!

The Lodge and Krysilis properties are still holding snow very well in the second half of March!  These parts of the ski trail were groomed for both classic and skate style skiing tonight.  So if you would like to say that you've skied in Iowa in the Spring, come on out!

The Lodge Resort
Spring skiing in Iowa

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Groomed for skating

There is still plenty of snow in the Lodge/Krysilis areas.  I groomed for skating only there today.  Let it refreeze this evening and it should be very fast!  It looks like a little more snow is on the way later tonight and tomorrow.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Last grooming

It looks like we received about 8" to 10" of heavy snow.  I groomed a set of tracks for classic skiing on the Lodge and Krysilis properties tonight.  I have no plans on doing anything on the golf course due to time limitations and some water/slush there. Enjoy the last of the snow!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Just groomed trail

The trail was groomed for both classic and skate style skiing tonight.  With about 5" of good snow (not fluffy) from the last two days, this was one of the best conditions for grooming this year! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013


I went out tonight and set new classic ski tracks on our main ski trail using a newly made snowmover.  The first picture below shows what the snowmover leaves on the first pass.  The second picture shows the 2nd pass with the tracksetter behind the snowmover.  The tracks aren't as straight as the Ginzu would leave but there is plenty of snow at the bottom.  The skate lanes were also lightly groomed but are very thin.  Is this the last weekend of skiing?