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 bring warmer temps later in the day. Remember to check the temps and wind conditions on top before you head up - you may be pleasantly surprised (hope springs eternal)! The trails are in excellent shape, with 2-3 inches of new snow.
We are still a go for our Learn to Ski and Snowshoe event this Sunday at Arrowhead Lodge, so spread the word! We'll be sticking close the lodge so that you can try a lesson, warm up for a bit, and then head back out to venture a little farther as you wish. Here's a simple instructional video to help new skiers and snowshoers dress for cold weather. Don't forget to protect your face!
Sibley Lake Nordic Trails
Groomers dragged and set tracks on all Sibley trails with the exception of Blue Creek Loop, which got a good rolling. Lead groomer Curt Schwamb said today, "Not bragging, but the trails look like they have been snowcat groomed." He was totally bragging.
Cutler Hill Nordic Trails
Cutler was stunning today. And it is groomed! It only took 11 hours and 2 snow machines, but that's a long story for another post. All Cutler trails are rolled and ready. A special shout out today to Jake from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, who was up skiing Cutler with his dog and helped rescue our volunteer groomer from "epic stuckage."
Though we did not groom at South Park this week, the trail was rolled last week and with the cold temps is still in decent shape if you've only got time for a short outing.