Thursday, January 31, 2019

Pilot Knob

I rolled the trails throughout Pilot Knob Wednesday evening.  Tonight I used the Ginzu to groom the lake and road for both classic and skate style skiing.  Friday should be a good day for skiing.

Pilot Knob Lake 1-31-19

Using roller & leveling drag to pack snow 1-30-19

Monday, January 28, 2019

Fresh snow

Forest City received quite a bit of snow last night.  I used the roller this morning on the lake and road just to do an initial packing, before the wind picks up today and blows it all away.  Once the wind calms and maybe once we get through a nasty cold spell I'll get out and start the grooming process.  Once again it will probably take a few groomings to get this light weight snow packed down enough for good skiing.

Last night was a great night for skiing because of how well the trail was packed.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The knob

The skate deck and classic tracks on the lake at Pilot Knob have been regroomed this morning.  The skate deck only on the road in the park has been regroomed.  It's getting too shallow to reset the classic track but actually it didn't look bad.  It should be a good day for skiing today.  Please help pick up some of the sticks that have blown down from Thursday's wind!  Thanks!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Great conditions for skiing!

The trail on the lake in Pilot Knob was in super condition Wednesday.  Glad to see others out enjoying it too!

Pilot Knob Lake

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Refresh trails

Today we received a little bit of rain and a good dusting of snow.  The lake and road have been regroomed tonight.  The road is a bit rough with the classic tracks down to the grass at times and I had some issues with sticks while grooming the skate portion.  But the road is still skiable.  The lake should be excellent for both classic and skate skiing.

Fresh tracks and corduroy on Pilot Knob Lake

Monday, January 21, 2019

Cold weekend. Fresh snow.

Thanks for the picture from Connie French this weekend.  It was pretty cold and slow snow but a few brave people made it out!

Pilot Knob Lake
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Groomed this morning

The skate decks for both the lake and road have been refreshed this morning.  Nice to see some usage on the trails from a cold day yesterday.  The classic tracks on the road do go down to the grass in several places so not ideal.  However the classic tracks on the lake look very good.  Once again the lake is the place to ski today for both classic style skiing and skate style skiing!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pilot Knob

The lake and road have been rolled twice yesterday and groomed with the Ginzu this morning.  It will still be soft, but it will get better with more grooming and time.  The lake looks like the best place to ski today.

Friday, January 18, 2019

First snow storm of 2019

We received quite a bit of light fluffy snow today (haven't actually measured it yet)!  I rolled both the road and lake at Pilot Knob and will plan on doing it again later tonight.  Hopefully it will be packed enough to groom up nicely tomorrow morning.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Prepping trails

Spent the evening moving limbs and picking up sticks that I don't really want to run through the groomer.  Looks like snow is coming.  I'll try to pack it down before it blows away.  The snowmobile is back from the shop and hopefully will run better.  Maybe we'll have some decent skiing this weekend!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year's Day Ski

We only have a couple of dustings of snow out on the lake in Pilot Knob, but it is skiable.  I was able to do some double poling around the perimeter and some skating in a small area on the west end.  Conditions are poor but it was still good to be out skiing this morning!

The snowmobile is in the shop with some overheating issues.  Hopefully I'll get that back soon along with some more snow.  Happy New Year!