The trails are groomed for skating and classic skiing, and are in terrific shape. Thank you to our volunteer groomers for all of their hard work!
Please be advised that a high school invitational ski race will be taking place on the trails from approximately 3:30 - 7:00 PM on Thursday January 31st. The trails are still open to the public, however we ask that you please be courteous and give way to the racers.
Today's snow has continued to improve conditions. Our volunteer groomers were out again this evening tilling the new snow into the existing base. With the colder temperatures forecast for tonight and tomorrow, conditions for skate and classic skiing will be very good.
The trails have been groomed for skating, and a track has been set for classic skiing. Most of the trail is in good shape, however there are a few icy areas, including spots by the YMCA and on the running track. Other than those areas, the skiing and coverage are generally good.
Also, just a reminder that the trail leading down the hill to the bridge at Dixon Court is closed from the top of the hill all the way out to Northop Drive. This is due to a water main break that took place earlier in the week. Please avoid that area until further notice.
Despite the rain, the snow pack in the woods has held up well. In order to allow it to dry out and firm up, we do not anticipate grooming until Saturday morning at the earliest. Please check back here over the weekend for complete details.
Also, a water main break in the area off Dixon Court has affected the southwest corner of the trails behind Dixon Court. That section of the trail has been closed temporarily, so please do not venture into that area until further notice.
Our volunteer groomers have been hard at work the last 24 hours.
The trails are currently groomed for both skate and classic skiing. The snow is still soft, but should continue to harden up with the cold temperatures forecast again tonight and into tomorrow.
We encourage you to get out and enjoy the trails!
Due to the heavy snowfall overnight, and the fact that it is still snowing hard as this report is being written, today our volunteer groomers will be concentrating primarily on packing down and rolling the trails.
At this time we do not anticipate having classic tracks and skating lanes in place until sometime on Monday January 21st.
In the interim, the snowshoeing should be excellent!