Category: Skiing News

Jan 30 2018

Wishing for snow, I would take a flake or two.

Skiing the Lower Blue Jay


Open. 21º at 7am.

Ian is driving around and around. The snow we have is ground up and fast. Yesterday Eddie and Ro skied the Woodcock/Snow Goose, their everyday ski. We had two people, never on skis before, ski for 4 hours. They  skied 2 Turkeys, 2 Woodcocks, and 1 Snow Goose. They loved it and hoped to come back today. And 2 people snow shoed the Goshawk and Middle Blue Jay. They were very happy and tired. ... 

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Jan 29 2018

Who’s doing a snow dance?

OPEN

20º at 7:00am. Forecast high 29º.

Everyday the snow is different and the same.

As of 7am, the snow is hard and fast. Saturday and Sunday the temperature was 45º and 40º respectively. Which meant that after being ground up, the temperature softened the snow and the skiing was pretty darn good. Spring like.

Today is another story. Frozen up, not solid, like rain washed, but hard frozen granular. Ian will drive around and around and grind up and shave the frozen snow. No wax skis work great. If you have wax it will wear off. Skiing is fast. If you are new to the sport, snow shoeing would be the way to go. ... 

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Jan 28 2018

Nice, loose frozen granular. A little spring skiing.

Skiing the Lower Blue Jay
Skiing the Lower Blue Jay

Skiing the Lower Blue Jay

Ian is going around and round again this morning.

Everyday the snow is different and the same. First, about yesterday. Ian ground the trails, again, fast and very skiable. Some people were on snow shoes, some people snow shoed and then skied and some people just skied. The temperature did go up, went to about 45º. The skiing was good, slower and fun.  ... 

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Jan 27 2018

Fast. All we need is snow.

OPEN

11º at 7:00am. Forecast high low 40ºs.

Ian is going around again this morning. He is going to try to put in a track as the temperature goes above freezing. The skiing is faster this morning than later after, say 11ish.

The happiest campers yesterday were the snow shoers. They tromped around the Blue Jay and were all smiles. ... 

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Jan 26 2018

A Beautiful Blue Sky Day

Ellen peace

OPEN

The skiing is fast. If you are new to skiing, it is a good time to try snowshoeing.

2º at 7:00am.

Forecast high, 25º.

Ian has been round and round with the groomer. There is skiable snow on top of frozen granular. No tracks.

This is double pole skiing and good for klister. Wax on waxed skis wore off yesterday in about 10 minutes. ... 

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Jan 25 2018

Better Than Nothing/ Time For A Snow Dance

hard fast skiing

OPEN

The skiing is fast. Not for the faint of heart, not for beginners. If you are new to skiing, it is a good time to try snowshoeing.

6º at 7:00am.

Forecast high, 15º. Going to be cold. For info on dressing for the cold.

This is double pole skiing and good for klister. Fast, no tracks.

I am going to say this a different way. Beginner trails will ski at an intermediate level. Intermediate trails at an expert level. If you fall it will hurt. ... 

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Jan 24 2018

We Have Snow Left!

We are CLOSED today. 🙁
The picture above is from early this morning, before Ian started working with heavy machinery. We still have snow!
We will be open Thursday, the 25th.
The will be fast. Not for the faint of heart, not for beginners. If you new to skiing, it is a good time to try snowshoeing.

24º at 11:00am.
Forecast high, we have reached it, and the temperature is dropping. ... 

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