Joe has gone over the skating surface with the *Ginzu. The skating was phenomenal on most of the trails yesterday. Should be excellent today as well. Joe did a single pass so it might be best to ski within the width of that pass.
The diagonal track was excellent in the morning according to a number of skiers but became icy as the day progressed. The track is still well defined but it’s icy and fast. Unless you are comfortable with the speed in the track, classic skiers should stick to the skating surface which should be more manageable after Joe’s grooming. Watch out for the downhills.
We lost a huge amount of snow in Monday’s overnight mild. But there is still great skiing. Don’t be deterred by the stretch before and in front of the hut which is in rough shape but most everything after that is good. There is no problem seeing and avoiding the few
dirty problem stretches: first 200 m of Red Extension, the 75 m on the west end of the Purple, 100 m on the downgrade section of the Blue.
Buttons in hut
Dale has all the buttons ready in the box on the table in the hut for those who registered by Monday. 348 registered now.
Ashton is looking for photos to post on the website. If you would like to share photos of the trails and our skiers or snowshoers, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
.* If you are confused the names of our grooming equipment, see what the machines look like at http://airportnordic.ca/facilities. The first two pics are of the Piston Bully 100 with Roy in the second pic. The bottom one is of Joe and Jeremy with the Bearcat and the Ginzu groomer that is attached to it.