Friday, February 12, 2016

Los Alamos Trails Groomed 2/12/2016

El Nino is turning into El Nada.  We're in the dreaded 4-Corners "Omega" blocking high pressure pattern...again.  So, that's why we're experiencing spring in February.  I just hope it doesn't confuse the apricot trees too much.  It's too late for the juniper trees.

Anyway, the good news is that the snow base is still very good, and that last storm was a real season-saver.  It was good, heavy snow, so it's holding up to this warm, dry stretch, at least so far.  Skiing was still good before regrooming, so it should be pretty good this weekend too.  The whole trail system received some love, with a new classic track set all the way around.  Get it while it's still good!

The foot traffic, unfortunately, really does a number when it's warm.  So, we'll try to keep things groomed out.  It's costly in terms of time and resources to keep that situation cleaned up.  There have been a number of folks who are ignoring the "ski only" designation on the upper trails too, which is a bummer.  Dog poop (a.k.a. "Brown Klister") is a killer too...

We'll keep trying to keep the trails maintained to bridge the gap to the next round of winter.  Hopefully, El Nino will come back and give us some nice late-season conditions.

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