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BMNC Seeking Sled Donation

By |2019-03-29T13:48:10-06:00March 29th, 2019|News|

Friends, the Black Mountain Nordic Club is looking for a sled to use in moving trail stakes and ferrying supplies for great events like our moonlight ski! Is there anyone out there who has a large sled like the one pictured below that you would be willing to donate to the cause? Our trail stakes [...]

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That’s a Wrap, Folks!

By |2019-03-29T13:29:01-06:00March 29th, 2019|Trail Reports|

Even though there's more snow in the forecast, warm conditions are eroding our base and making it tough to groom to optimal conditions. For that reason, we're going to call an end to a great season of skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. We'll be taking down the signs at Sibley and Cutler this weekend. Once [...]

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Into the Sunset

By |2019-03-21T21:13:36-06:00March 21st, 2019|Trail Reports|

Well, folks, it's that time of year. Warmer temps mean this may be the last weekend of grooming for the season. It's been a fantastic season, but your volunteer groomers are going to make a limited pass Saturday morning at the Sibley Lake and Cutler Hill Nordic Trails and then ski off into the sunset. [...]

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Diggin’ It!

By |2019-03-15T21:36:52-06:00March 15th, 2019|Trail Reports|

Hug a groomer today! Skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking this weekend are shaping up to be incredible, thanks to the four volunteer groomers who spent over 20 hours today getting the trails back into shape! South ParkThis will probably be the last weekend of skiing at South Park this year, but the weather should be [...]

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Bomb Cyclone Edition

By |2019-03-14T07:53:02-06:00March 14th, 2019|Trail Reports|

Holy buckets of snow! We’ve got over 13 inches of new snow at the Sibley Lake and Cutler Hill Nordic Trails, and your volunteer groomers are chomping at the bit to get up there and tame the beast. We’ll be knocking the trails back into shape Friday morning, so get ready for a GREAT weekend [...]

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Short and Sweet

By |2019-03-08T17:07:07-06:00March 8th, 2019|Trail Reports|

With the storm coming in, we are going to hold off on mountain grooming until Sunday morning. We're planning on grooming at South Park Saturday morning. Sunday skiing should be great with freshly groomed trails and temps in the mid-20s!

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Learn to Ski and Snowshoe Day a Success

By |2019-03-08T17:47:36-06:00March 3rd, 2019|News|

What a terrific day of introducing new friends to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing! Thanks to all who braved the cold temps (some coming all the way from Gillette!) and were rewarded with a beautiful sunny day! Thanks also to our friends at Arrowhead Lodge Wyoming for their outstanding hospitality (and hand-cut French fries!), to The [...]

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Epic Adventure Edition

By |2019-03-01T20:53:38-06:00March 1st, 2019|Trail Reports|

It was a great day for skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking on the mountain today, and we were pleased to meet up with many people on the trails partaking in all three sports. Conditions for the weekend are going to be cooooooooolllld, but calm on the mountain. We're hoping for another of those awesome inversions that [...]

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Go Up to Warm Up

By |2019-02-28T14:39:57-06:00February 26th, 2019|News|

Don't let the cold temps keep you from learning Nordic skiing and snowshoeing this weekend at our Learn to Ski and Snowshoe! event at Arrowhead Lodge Wyoming! We're seeing a weather occurrence this week known as an inversion, which means the temperatures on the mountain are often much warmer than those down in town. What [...]

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More Snow, Please!

By |2019-02-22T17:52:00-06:00February 21st, 2019|Trail Reports|

It was great to see so many young people turn out for last week’s Moonlight Ski! Thanks to the BMNC volunteers who helped pull off another fun event. Cold temps have helped us preserve most of our snow pack despite a lack of significant new precipitation, but evaporation from the extremely low humidity has still [...]

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