Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New snow

After some heavy rain this weekend we received about 2 inches of snow yesterday. There are still some puddles on top of the ice and below this new snow that need to freeze. I'm hoping that after tonight's cold temps that I'll be able to groom in the morning for some nice New Year's day skiing!

Pilot Knob Lake.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Warm spell

Ski conditions are poor around Forest City right now.  I've been skate skiing the lake this week.  The 50 degrees on Christmas day was pretty hard on it though so it's getting more difficult to find decent skiing.  I plan on skiing out there in the morning before the rain though.  If we get the two inches of rain that is predicted that should pretty much shut us down for a while.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

PK lake

I took the groomer over Pilot Knob lake this morning to improve the skate skiing.  It was getting a lot of ruts from skiers so it needed to be smoothed out. There are still areas with hardly any snow coverage but most of the one mile loop is fairly good.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Pk Lake

Pilot Knob lake has been OK for skate skiing this week.  It has had fairly good snow coverage with a few icy spots that you just need to pole your way through. With colder temperatures this weekend the ice should soon be thick enough to run the snowmobile and groomer on it.   But we really need some new snow for good conditions.

Pilot Knob Lake 12.14.19

Monday, December 2, 2019

Early skiing

The snow that we received just before Thanksgiving survived the warm rainy weekend. I enjoyed skate skiing the golf course tonight and the conditions were pretty good considering it is ungroomed.