Trail Reports



Grooming Report December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report: Groomer’s used the Ginzu equipment to clean up the skate lanes this morning.  The one day thaw did minimal damage to the snow so the skate lanes should be quite nice today.  Small dirt areas will be seen under the power lines and on the hill just west of the power lines (1k west of trail head).  Groomers attempted to reset the classic tracks but the old snow did not form well.  So the classic tracks are from several days ago but remain good (on the poor, fair, good, very good,

Grooming December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report: This morning groomers attempted to reset classic tracks but found leaving them in place was a better result.  You will find the classic tracks improve greatly west of the powerlines at 11k (that is 1k from trail head).   So, groomers are cleaning up the skate lanes on all trails inside of 17k.  I would expect skiing will continue to be very good but watch for a few dirt spots under the power lines and down the hill at 11k just west of the power lines.  I would add, the hills on

Grooming Report December 17, 2017

December 17, 2017;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report: This morning again groomers cleaned up the skate lanes on all trails inside the 17k mark.  Friday’s classic tracks on all trails inside 17k  remain in very (?) good shape.  Also on Friday, they did roll all the way to Co Rd 510 yesterday but watch out for the few habitually wet springs near (I think) 20k and 22k.  With the thin cover please use extreme caution on the steep down hills. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    Blue wax is clear evidence of a loving god.  I do trust you all

Grooming December 16, 2017

December 16, 2017;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report: This morning groomers cleaned up the skate lanes on all trails inside the 17k mark.  Yesterday the set classic tracks on all trails inside 17k and they remain in very good shape.  Also, they did roll all the way to Co Rd 510 yesterday but watch out for the few habitually wet springs near (I think) 20k and 22k.  With the thin cover please use extreme caution on the steep down hills. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    I must apologize to the historians in the readership.  Grooming after all is a

Grooming Report December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report: Groomers are setting classic tracks on all trails inside the 17k mark at the first bridge.  There are a few spots in the hemlock groves that are too thin for tracks. After track setting the plan to roll to Co Rd 510.  With the thin cover please use extreme caution on the steep down hills. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    By extreme caution, I mean; if not comfortable in your tuck, use a wide “condor wing” stance and then your telemark stance when at the bottom compression point of a hill.

Grooming Report December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017;  Grooming Report Forestville Real Grooming Report: Groomers are out in force today addressing the 4” of new cold snow.  All trails will be rolled today.  Given time they will then be groomed and track set as soon as possible starting with the Noque’ and Animoosh inside 17k followed by the Wagis and other inside loops.  They will try to get classic tracks set today but it may take until afternoon. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    The great grooming report writer Sir Thomas More wrote about a place where it snowed three or four inches every few days. 

Grooming Report December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017;  Grooming Report Real Grooming Report: Groomers went out this morning with the Ginzu equipment and the skate lane is coming along nicely even with the thin cover. All trails inside 17k will be groomed or roll packed but use extreme caution on the steep down hills.  And, remember, don’t snow plow.  There is still too little snow for a credible classic track however.  They did attempt to set track so you will see it in a few places. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    As someone that stokes a wood stove daily, I know my way to the

Grooming Report December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017;  Grooming Report Real Grooming Report: More lake effect snow last night and today have the groomers out again with the rollers. Forestville received about 3” over night and it is still snowing.   The snow misters will evaluate and groom and track set as soon as enough snow warrants.  Let us hope it is warranted tomorrow.  In any case, they will be roll packing all trails inside 17 including the Wagis.  Expect uneven terrain especially on the hills but coverage should be complete now. Way Too Long Grooming Report:    Our Lady of Guadalupe was all set for the

Grooming Report December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017; Grooming Report Real Grooming Report: Groomers are out again this morning rolling 1” to 2” of new snow overnight. The thin cover indicates skiers should stick to the flatter trails but we are rolling everything inside 17k today. Expect uneven terrain and a few patches of grass. There are even a few spots of sand near the power lines but nothing to worry about. Skiing to the first bridge at 17k was very nice yesterday. Way Too Long Grooming Report: Snow in the forecast for today and tonight could spell the end of early season conditions. We

Grooming Dec 10, 2017

December 10, 2017; This is a grooming report! Real Grooming Report: Groomers roll packed to 17k on the Noque and Animoosh plus the inner loops of Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing and the new lighted loop through the camp ground. I did ski to the pine plantation yesterday and it was good. The snow is thin but coverage is good with only the occasional spot of grass or dirt showing. Way Too Long Grooming Report: The Grooming Report Writers Guild met last week and it was to a cacophony of groans that it was announced no suitable replacement had been found for