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Events Planned for 2019-2020 Season

By |2019-12-07T18:07:05-07:00December 7th, 2019|News|

Mark your calendars for the following slate of events scheduled during the semiannual membership meeting on November 21. Events scheduled for 2020 include: January 11, 2020 – Moonlight Ski at Sibley Lake Nordic Trails January 25, 2020 - Chili Feed at Sibley Lake Nordic Trails February 8, 2020 - Moonlight Ski at Sibley Lake Nordic Trails We'll post [...]

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Mid-Season Conditions? We’ve Got ‘Em!

By |2019-12-07T17:49:47-07:00December 6th, 2019|Trail Reports, Uncategorized|

It's a gorgeous weekend for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking! We have a solid 20-inch base, and overall conditions are more like late December or early January. TRAIL REPORT: Sibley Lake Nordic Trails - all trails were rolled and packed on Friday, and tracks are set on all of Prune Creek loop. Cutler Hill [...]

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Smoothing Out the Bumps

By |2019-12-07T17:49:47-07:00December 3rd, 2019|Trail Reports, Uncategorized|

Both Sibley and Cutler trails got a freshening up after the big storm and blow! Sibley Lake Nordic Trails: Groomed the campground and smoothed out the bumps on Prune Creek, Tie Hack and Dead Horse. Cutler Hill Nordic Trails: Groomers smoothed out the bumps on the trails overall and reported a GREAT base for this [...]

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What Is All This White Stuff?

By |2019-11-29T11:19:10-07:00November 29th, 2019|Trail Reports|

GREAT early season snow means good trails for working off your turkey coma! We've got 5-10 inches of new fluffy stuff at Sibley Lake and Cutler Hill Nordic Trails. Trails are still a bit bumpy and uneven in spots. Sibley: All trails packed and rolled; tracks set to the lake. Cutler: Trails are packed and [...]

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Winter Is Coming…er, Here

By |2019-10-27T10:00:22-06:00October 27th, 2019|Trail Reports|

This just in... 19 inches of new snow at Sibley Nordic Trails! This is a good start to building our base for the winter. We're moving equipment up the mountain on November 10 and plan to start grooming the week of November 18, so get your skis, snowshoes and fat bikes ready!

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2019 Trail Workdays Scheduled

By |2019-08-05T20:31:48-06:00August 5th, 2019|News|

Now that things have finally dried out on the mountain, it's time to start getting the trails in shape for the next season. We're looking for volunteers to help clear downed timber and other hazards on the Cutler and Sibley Trails. Sunday, August 18 9am - 3(ish)pm Cutler Trails Saturday, September 14 9am - 3(ish)pm [...]

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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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