Well, that’s a wrap. Pavement showing on north side of upper loop prevents a full groom. We are finished grooming for the year. There is still plenty of snow up there to ski on, and fresh snow next week could make for nice classic skiing. However, grooming operations are concluded. Thanks for a good season!
18°F/-7.8°C at 0815. Beautiful conditions! Groomed for skate and classic.
About 1-2 inches of new snow at Spruces. I groomed the Upper Loop this morning, it was still snowing hard as I left, so if you go up it will likely be fresh snow on top of corduroy. Be careful, even though there is new snow, there is pavement just underneath it on the North side of the Upper Loops that you could go down to. Have fun!
29°F/-1.7°C at 0800. ~2″-3″ new snow, and presently snowing. Trails groomed for skate and classic with good to very good conditions.
All trails groomed for skate and classic. Classic tracks are a bit thin and some dirty patches in the trees. Icy and fast this morning. 25° at 8am, high of 44°.
All trails groomed today. Skate should be great this morning. Classic tracks were set but are a little thin. 23° at 8am, high of 47°.
Grooming today was not too bad today. Temps warming up with a high of 46 so being your spring skis for the afternoon. Tomorrow should be about the same. We should stay open until at least April 18, but conditions permitting. Enjoy your skiing while you can!
Folks, I’ll be honest with you, conditions were nice today. We groomed the Spruces upper loop and the practice loops. We are done grooming the lower loop and Jordan Pines for the year. Spruces upper loop still skiable all the way around, but look out for tree wells and pavement. Have fun!
(Thurs. Mar. 31) Last Deer Hollow Grooming for the Season!
Today was the last Grooming Day for the season… 😢 it was snowing as we were grooming. The Big Cat was able to lay some good corduroy and track. All of the XC Trails were groomed with the big SnoCat Groomer, and tracks were set on most.
Snowshoe trails were groomed with the BearCat snowmobile and small YTS Groomer.
Todays Groomers were Jess H. (FS) & Volunteers: Steve, Topher, Chris, & Jim.
The Deer Hollow snow pack is a settled 3 ft., making good backcountry/off-trail conditions. These beautiful spring conditions, won’t last long, so get out and enjoy!
For us “Die-Hards”, the skiing and snowshoeing doesn’t end now! Skiable snow may last into May on protected north-facing slopes… you just have to be willing to find it.
Note: After the grooming, a couple of inches of new snow fell on the trails.
Groomed today with mixed results. Classic tracks will be so so and skate lane will be good for the morning. By 12 it will warm up and start to get slushy. High of 40 today.
28°F/-2.2°C at 0830. It froze overnight and the snow tilled up nicely this morning. Groomed for skate and classic.
36°F/2.2°C at 0800. 2″-3″ new snow. Beautiful conditions! Tracks groomed for skate and classic. Get it while you can.
35°F/1.7°C at 0815. ~2″ new snow. Good results this morning. The little bit of new snow helps a lot. Very good conditions out there. Trails groomed for skate and classic nordic skiing.
42°F at 0900. Spruces trails groomed for skating. Classic will have to wait until after the snow comes in later. Surprisingly good results this morning. It is soft with some bare spots under the trees, but overall, still good skiing.
All trails groomed for skate and classic. 44° at 8:30am, high of 49°. Expecting rain this afternoon. Beware of dirty snow, exposed rocks, and uneven tracks. But there’s still skiing to be had!
Thank you again for a great season of fun and adventure on the snow! We’ll be packing up the shop for a few days and then disconnecting everything for the season. If you need to reach us you can call the White Pine Touring Store on Bonanza or reach us through the experts link at whitepinetouring dot com
If you are one of the few who hasn’t picked up your service skis, they’ll be at the Bonanza store after Wednesday 3/30.
Everyone have a great training season and we’ll see you soon!