We do not have a full-on snowcat, so anything over 2 feet of snow is a problem for us to groom until it gets tracked in by skiers/snowshoers, then just a machine towing nothing, then a roller, then a period of setup (let it densify, freeze, harden, etc.), then it can be groomed! That simply takes a while to get done. Combine some machine breakdown issues with all of that, and it doubles the time...add in volunteer groomer absences due to holiday stuff, and well, you get the idea.
Anyway, we do have some great guys working on it now, so hopefully we'll be fully in business by this weekend...just in time for another round of snow. We'll take it, but it may take just a bit to get it all groomed.
Thank you to everyone for your memberships and donations! It is helping to keep the machines running and the effort alive. I think we're going to have a really great January, and hopefully entire winter cross-country ski season.
We'll keep this blog updated.
|Pretty great conditions on the SWNSC xc ski trails this year!|