Monday, March 11, 2013

New Snow, Trails Groomed 3/9/13 & 3/10/13

Whew...  Just in time!  We were saved by 8" to 9" of new snow.  Last week's meltdown was stopped and we got one of the best storms (I know, that's sad...) of the year Friday and Saturday.

Groomers were having trouble motivating and wondering what to do, but the snow was substantial and had a lot of water in it, with cold temps, so it turned out to be a good weekend for skiing.

Trails were rolled Saturday, then groomed on Sunday morning.  It was cold on Saturday, but the sun came out on Sunday, making the burn area a bit mushy.  Above that, it was like mid-winter.  It didn't get all that warm, but the loss of base in the burn area sure makes the ground warm up this time of the year if the sun comes out.

We just never built up a good base down low this season, so it dies a quick death when the sun comes out in March.  Too bad -- the snow up above the burn area is still good.

Maybe one more re-groom this week, then it'll be time to fold up the equipment and call it.  It's a bit early, but that has been our fate this year.  Overall, we had some terrific skiing at times this season, especially early on with the long cold snap we had.  Too bad it had to end early.

Still great skiing up at Enchanted Forest.  Check their website and go ski there these last couple of weeks that they're open.

We'll need some help with post-season trail cleanup, sometime in early April.  Mainly, we'll need to remove all the shade fencing, roll it up, and then store it away.

Here are some pictures of Mila and me out skiing yesterday:

At the big curve on TJ's - with the very large Douglas Fir in the background

At Point C - it was a tough day to ski the loop with the state of the trails through the burn area, but she was happy once we got onto TJ's loop.  

Looking up the big "Doug" - so glad it didn't burn all  the way!

Near the "new" coat tree at Point C - it's current arrangement reminds me of the season we've had this year...

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