March 9, 2014
With the exception of the Summit trail, all GMNC trails at Skyway and Countyline were groomed yesterday as was Ward.
With the longer days and warming temperature you may encounter occasional crusty hard packed conditions on the south facing hills.
Today should be a great day to get out for a ski.
NOTE: We are looking into the problem of the grooming email notifications not getting through. We hope to have this problem fixed soon. Thanks for your patience.
March 8, 2014
We will be grooming the entire system of trails this morning beginning with Countyline and then Skyway. We will groom Ward later in the morning.
A reminder or for those who haven’t heard, a section of Highway 65 between the 1-70 Grand Mesa Exit and Mesa has been closed due to a substantial rockslide. For those traveling from GJ you will have to drive to Debeque and then take the Debeque cutoff.
Today is the Mesa Meltdown beginning at 11am. Expect racer traffic on the following trails: Lions, Sunset, Scales Lake Rd, Vista Ridge, Kannah Crossing and Winslow. The event should be mostly complete by 12:30pm.
Have a great ski today!
March 7, 2014
Grooming has been a bit of a challenge this week with some equipment issues and now the closure of highway 65 due to a rock slide.
The large cat from Mesa Lodge will be grooming all Countyline trails, however do not expect classic tracks today.
We will track areas of Skyway and will not get to Ward until tomorrow.
March 6, 2014
Do to various circumstances there will be no grooming on the GMNC trails today. We will be up and running again early tomorrow morning when we will hit the entire system.
The forecast calls for snow tonight and tomorrow with clearing on Saturday, so we will groom again Saturday morning.
For those planning to ski today do not plan on skating as the skate lanes will be rough.
Today…an easy classic tour.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
March 5, 2014
The trails remain in great condition and as a result we will again hold back on any grooming until tomorrow and Friday.
All trails, including Ward were groomed on Sunday. There will be some windblown areas, especially along the Scales Lake Road. Should be a great day to ski on the Mesa!
March 4, 2014
We will not be doing any grooming today on the system. All trails with the exception of the Summit trail were groomed on Sunday.
We will begin to touch up skate lanes and classic tracks over the next several days depending on the weather.
For now ski conditions should be excellent.
March 3, 2014
My apologies for missing yesterday’s grooming report. Had it all written, but failed to send.
The entire system of trails at Skyway and Countyline were groomed yesterday morning and should be in excellent shape today. The exception is the Summit trail which we were unable to get to.
Ward was groomed yesterday as well.
Looks like a great week to get up for a ski.
March 1, 2014 In Like a lamb?
The forecast continues to call for wind and snow throughout the day and into tonight. We will groom all of Countyline and Skyway this morning with the large machine from Mesa Lodge. Expect classic tracks to be covered by mid morning - afternoon depending on snowfall rates.
Ward was groomed yesterday and will be groomed again tomorrow.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Barneloppet has been cancelled for today. No word yet if this event will be rescheduled.
February 28, 2014
It appear the next weather system is going to arrive a day later then expected which changes our grooming plan a bit.
We will be grooming sections of Countyline this morning, specifically Doggy Loop, Loop One and Loop Two. We will also hit sections os Skyway as well.
Our plan was to groom the entire system tomorrow morning, but we will now wait on that decision until we see what this next storm does.
NOAA is calling for ample snow tomorrow thru Sunday.
February 27, 2014
This morning we will groom the Ward trail and then head to Skyway to rake out some of the skate lanes .
We will be grooming with the large machine from Mesa Lodge tomorrow or Saturday early depending on the timing of this next weather