Thursday, 12 December 2019

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

December 11 - no change

We had some snow flurries yesterday and overnight, but no significant accumulation of snow on the ground. So, no skiing again today. At least the ground has frozen again, so when snow does come, it will have a firm base.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Dec. 10 - no skiing again today

It remained warm and rained quite hard much of yesterday. Consequently, we've lost most of our snow. We did manage to retain some base on a portion of the trail network, and the temperature has now dropped to 0 again, so things should start to improve. With dropping temperature, snow flurries, and possible snow squalls today, we will begin to rebuild the snow base.
In the meantime, no skiing until further notice.

Monday, 9 December 2019

December 9 - no skiing

Today is not a ski day.
Since yesterday, we have lost about half our snow. It's +6 outside, raining lightly, and will continue like this until tomorrow. Please stay off the trails.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

December 8 - deteriorating conditions

Day 13 of skiing this season.
Skiing is still fairly good first thing this morning, with temperature at -2. We had some damage to trails yesterday, as a large number of ignorant, inconsiderate hikers trampled portions of Mainline #1 and Hockleycrest #3. We also had a truck drive on a portion of Southfield #12, but it didn't cause too much damage.
Temperature is forecast to rise to +5 this afternoon, so there will be a deterioration in the quality of the skiing.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

December 7 - good skiing

Day 12 of skiing this season.
I groomed about 95% of the network yesterday. On a late afternoon ski, conditions were excellent. We received a dusting of new snow overnight; temperature right now is -7, predicted to rise to -2, so it should be a good day for skiing.
North Plateau trail #20, Friday afternoon

Friday, 6 December 2019

December 6 - snow

This is our 11th day of skiable conditions so far this year.
It's snowing this morning, expected to continue until about 10 a.m. Ski conditions are good.
I've bought a new ATV for grooming, and it arrived yesterday, so I'll be out on the trails giving it a try later today.
Some of the trails have now been rolled