Friday, February 23, 2018

Excellent Friday!

For your skiing, snowshoeing or phat biking pleasure, all trails were rolled this morning and new tracks made.  They are indeed excellent!  For our phat bikers, this 5" of fresh snow will not firm up enough until we can drag it. 

Please support these efforts and purchase a pass.


 


Yes, it was again so, so pretty out there today!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Overly excellent again!

The light snow we received was drug in today, and all tracks redone.  It was so pretty out there this morning!  For our Phat biking member's, this will firm up very nicely for you.  Trails are as nice as you can find anywhere!  A few photos will say it all.
If you'd like to help, please contact KNSC about coming onto the board!  We are currently short and need to fill empty positions.
In the old sand pit, just before Sisu hill.

On the Mud Lake loop.

Early sun on the Outback trail.

Along the prettiest creek found anywhere.


Please come onto the board and help!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

No snow forecasted, so no groom!

Sorry about about the lack of grooming today.  When we went to bed last night while NOAA said "trace of precipitation overnight" and we awoke to 2 or 3 inches of trace.   We will be out and drag it in and reset tracks Thursday morning.
As seen in the school yard late this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ongoing excellence

With a light freezing rain coming down, all trails were rolled and new tracks made early this morning.   It's quite nice out there folks.  Please support the trails and purchase a day pass or better yet, a season pass.
Yes, it was that pretty out there this morning.


Most days, this is how we see the trails in the early hours.

Trails like this, if what we work very hard to make.

Like to help in the fun?  Next fall we will be hiring!  Inquire for details.



Monday, February 19, 2018

Extreme excellent again.

The few inch's of snow we received overnight was of high density and worked very well to bring our trails back to extreme excellent.    Of course, all trials were drug and tracks renewed.  Photos will describe them better than my lame verbiage.  It was so, so pretty out there early this morning.





 





Sunday, February 18, 2018

New tracks made, everything excellent.

About 1" of snow fell so Colin went out and made new tracks which look really good.  We'd call them excellent. The wind is blowing, so the tracks will be blowing over, pretty quickly. 


Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday breezy cool, but excellent report.

The minimal snow we received overnight was drug in early this morning and all tracks redone.  It's quite breezy out there so tracks might get blows in, at open areas.   I'd call the trails 95% excellent.  It's likely the grooming department will stay off them until Sunday.  Stay tuned!

Sunrise on St Urho's.

Ascending the Sidewinder trail.


Along Mud lake on trail 4.


Tower Loop in Churning Rapids.

On the river trail extension, trail 4.
 
Someone decorated it for Saint Valentines day.

Up close!




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday cruising in excellent

What can we say? These photos will do better justice in describing the conditions out there.




Monday, February 12, 2018

Excellent Monday!

All trails were drug and new tracks made this morning.   They are excellent but the wind is blowing, so the more open sections, may get blown in.   Looking at our forecast, its likely we'll need stay off them until Thursday.




Sunday, February 11, 2018

Barneløpet come and gone!

Today was the 11th Annual Barneløpet, hosted by KNSC, Sons of Norway, and the City of Hancock.
Special thanks to Portage Health Auxiliary, for sponsoring the event so we can offer it for FREE.
Thanks to another cool day, waxing was a snap.

The skiers and dogs had to brave the breeze by the chalet.

This dog seems to be the mascot.

Folks of all ages headed out onto the trails.

Wayne got all the racers lined up and started.

Go!

Lots of Ski Tigers were in attendance.

Whoops!

OK Mom, I don't mind a little help.

Racers could ski 6k, 4k, 2k, or 1K like these little racers are doing.

Everyone needs a little hand now and then.

On the home stretch.

The bell ringers were out cheering the racers on.

And now, the medal ceremony!

All of the skiers today did great.

OK, now it's time for hot chocolate!

Here's a medal for you too.


Treats were served in the chalet this year.  Some kids got silly while having their treats!

Too windy and chilly to have snacks outside.

The hot coco was a hit!  See you all next year, for the 12th Annual Barnelopet!