December 5, 2013
Now that this weather system has moved out, we will groom all trails this morning. Please be aware of the cold temps today, currently -22F at Crag Crest trail head area.
Be advised that work on the start/finish areas for this weekends event will be ongoing throughout the day. The grooming equipment will be operating within a 1 km radius of the Skyway parking area. Please use caution when skiing in this area.
We are still looking for additional volunteers to aid with parking and food. Please contact the GMNC at email@example.com if you are able to lend a helping hand.
Enjoy the day!
December 4, 2013
Judging from the Powderhorn webcam we anticipate between 10-14″ of snow on the Mesa. Grooming will be somewhat limited today as we prepare for this weekend’s NRL event. In order of priority we will try to make passes on Lions, Sunset, Scales Lake Rd to the Tower Connector and Countyline parking area.
It will be necessary for the groomers to then focus on start/ finish and stadium areas for the event.
Skiers should anticipate continued snow throughout the day and in to tomorrow.
Todays recommendation would be an easy tour on your classic skis.
December 2, 2013
We back off on the grooming the next several days as this next system moves over the Mesa. Snow is expected Tuesday/Thursday.
As we begin preparations for the NRL races to be held this weekend groomers will be at Skyway tomorrow thru most of the week. We will hit the high traffic areas and assess other areas based on snowfall amounts.
For today all trails are in great shape for both skating and classic skiing.
November 30, 2013-Above the Clouds
Rumor has it that the skiing was fantastic for those who got out on Thanksgiving Day. Although it was gray and dreary down low, once on top of the Mesa it was blue sky and sunshine.
Various trail were touched up yesterday with most all the terrain open. The exceptions are Loop 4 and Will’s Hill. We will do maintenance grooming today and let things be for the remainder of the weekend.
Work will begin early next week to establish the race courses for next weekends NRL races. We will post the details on what trails will be closed for this event as soon as possible. Most races will wrap up no later then 1pm both days. Stay tuned
I am sure this will be a Thanksgiving to remember in terms of Nordic skiing.
All trails are open with the exception of Loop 4, Will’s Hill and Scales glade.
Ward was groomed yesterday as were the bulk of the trails. Skiing should be epic for this time of the year. Please use caution on the trails that have opened up in the last two days (Vista, Vista Ridge, Kannah Crossing and Ward) as there are soft punchy spots. These areas will firm up with several more passes of the equipment.
Please also pay attention on the Ward system as our signage has mysteriously disappeared. We will address this as soon as possible.
Have a great day of skiing before that big meal!!
November 27, 2013 Great skiing !
The groomers spent yesterday track packing more trails which should be up and running later this morning. Vista Ridge, Vista Valley, Kannah Creek, and Overlook were all track packed and will be buffed out today. There are still some rough spots so please use caution when skiing.
Scales Lake, Lions, Arroyo, Doggy Loop are all fantastic skiing right now.
Should be an awesome holiday weekend of skiing on the Mesa.
November 26, 2013
The skiing should be fantastic on the Mesa today with sunny skies and comfortable temps.
The following trails are open and were groomed yesterday:
Scales Lake Road from Skyway to the radio tower-Excellent classic & skate
Lions-Excellent classic and skate
Tower connector and Doggy loop -good skate and classic
Winslow-good skate and classic
Arroyo is also open, but was not reset yesterday.
Enjoy the day!!
November 24, 2013
There will be awesome early season skiing on the Mesa today. The following trails will be groomed this morning:
Scales Lake RD from the Skyway parking lot to the tower
Tower connector to Countyline
Doggy Loop and connectors
All these trails are in excellent condition.
Groomers will continue to track pack, opening more trails as the conditions allow.
Expect some wind blown conditions in the more exposed areas on Scales Lake Road
Have a great day skiing!!
November 23, 2013……BIG DAY
Saturday will be a very busy day on the GMNC trail system tomorrow. Before we get to the grooming report, here is what is going on.
GMNC will be hosting two fall camps, one for the kids and another for adults. Camp participants will meet at the Skyway trailhead. For more detailed info on these camps please check the Events and Program page. Additionally, there will be several junior and college teams training on the trails both Saturday and Sunday. These activities combined with the normal weekend traffic will make for busy, and at times congested, trails and parking areas. With that said, please be courteous of one another.
The new Countyline parking lot has been plowed and is now open for business. For our regulars, if it is an option, please park at Countyline to help alleviate congestion at the Skyway parking area.
The grooming for tomorrow will be as follows:
Scales Lake Road from Skyway to the radio tower will be groomed with the Piston Bully for both skate and classic.
The Tower Connector and the Doggy loop will be groomed with the Piston Bully for classic and skating where width allows.
Snowmobile track packing will continue on Lions, Arroyo and possibly Winslow and others depending on coverage.
Have an awesome day and enjoy what is currently the best nordic skiing in the state. Please come prepared and expect snow throughout much of the day!
November 21, 2013
Based on today’s NOAA forecast of an additional 3-5 inches of snow on the Mesa during the course of the day, we will not be grooming today. We will reset tomorrow morning and over the course of the weekend as needed. Enjoy a powder day today!!