Trails are in good condition , base is holding up well and contiues to increase in depth and width, Friday night brought more new snow again, with much drifting. Trails held up well threw the weekend with new powder being packed by sleds, Grooming will continue as temps warm up. expect awesome riding conditions this coming week end. On track to set new records for snowfall this season
All trails are in great to excellent condition as lots of snow has fallen with more expected Friday. Recent cold weather has kept riders to a minimum(-5 to-30). Warmer Temperatures predicted for Friday and Saturday.(+15).I will be out sampling the goods both of those days. Ride on my freinds and Happy New Year.
Trails are seeing lite use, Last weeks grooming still untouched in most locations, With a foot of new snow yesterday the riding was awesome. We rode Caribou to Deer to Beaver and only saw 1 other Sled . With Smooth groomed trail below the new snow, the riding was increadible, with powder coming over the hood at times.
With a valiant effort by our groomer crew (Brett and Scott) the above trails are packed and groomed. Much winching was needed to pull the hills, but the guys waded through the thigh deep snow to string out the winch cable and maintain progress. When one winch was lost due to extreme pulling conditions, the back-up was put into use. At times they had to unhook the groomer from the drag and advance the machine and then re-hook to the drag. At one time they even pulled the drag backwards down the hill to free themselves. When you see the guys out on the trails or around town remember to say thanks for the extra effort! Grooming will continue with Fox, Eagle, and lower Lutsen Access next, but not until much needed rest for the men and machines. A test sample of riding the trails finds a chrome road which is unheard of in early December.
Snow is here! So much so that getting out of driveways and along roads has been priority. Next comes grooming. Read the US Forest Service letter of support on Boreal front page. Lutsen TrailBreakers submitted over 600 of those 3000 hrs. Getting ready for a great season!
Enjoy our trails----SAFELY!
All trails are Jam Packed with fresh Powder Snow! With the recent snow falls all trails are plump with snow and await grooming as soon as visibility improves. Trails are signed and ready to ride for the 'Powder Hounds'. Use Caution as loose powder is Everywhere. The powder riding is outstanding, One might think they were someplace out West, but it's in our back yard. Be prepared to dig a little as this snow is DEEP!
Remember shiny side up, rubber side down!