Good morning again skiers! As of 8:45 AM the temp is 31 degrees and it's a bit foggy. The low was 28 and yesterday's high was 37. As we move into the week, we will be limiting our grooming just a bit, so be sure to check back daily. We set fresh skate on the main base area trails and the BCT up to Mountain Springs Lodge. The skate grooming then picks back up at Stonewater Loop and heads north on the BCT all the way to Swamp Creek, including Shotgun Meadow Loop. We are leaving the classic that has already been set. Conditions might be a little soft since it didn't get a solid freeze, but we still have good coverage and skiing should still be enjoyable.
Today's picture is from BCT trail head at the Meadow Loops. (the same as yesterday, apologies for not having a new picture)
TRAIL RE-ROUTE - BEAVER CREEK TRAIL AT MT. SPRINGS - Each spring the Yakima Indians plant fish in a pond just north of Hot Tub Hill. To get to the pond with their large truck they have to plow the ski trail down to dirt in that area. As horse sleigh rides are done for the year, we have permission to route the trail over the horse bridge, connecting back to the BCT just past the Hitching Post area. We were able to put a little more snow on the road crossing last night so that should be skiable today.
TRAIL CLOSURE - SOUTH SIDE GRIZZLY MOUNTAIN - We have a growing melt out on the south side so we have decided to close that side. You can still ski to the summit viewpoint from the north side trail (original route).
Still great skiing out there, get it while it lasts!
Today's groomers were Jason & Gus.