White Pine

A cold, crisp and sunny day coming up. Yesterday’s adventure weather is gone and the sun will be out. The 5km and 3km loops will be groomed and track set early. We’ll be raking those pesky willow branches and pine cones on the 5km loop but any help you can offer to flick or toss those pieces off to the side of the trail would be greatly appreciated and also improve your ski experience. Think of it as nordic cross training. We’ll have the Snowcat out mid morning to start knocking the drifts down at the Farm and Armstrong. The wind forecast looks calm but it will be a bit chilly until midday. Please dress for the weather today Skiing will be a bit slow today with the cold packed windblown snow. Come share the Joy of skiing! Blue wax is the call today. Snowshoes will also be a very good option today. We have rentals! We are open 9-5 daily. Please continue to be careful and ski within your abilities. We will have at least 8km of skiing groomed by midday today and we’ll update about the Farm later. Please ride the bus, micro transit, carpool, skateboard, cycle, e-bike or walk if you can. Parking is available all around the hotel and underground but everything you can do to reduce single driver trips helps! We’ll focus grooming on the 3k and 5k early. Go play in the sunshine and new snow, make a snow angel or snowperson off the trail, share the Joy and enjoy what is looking to be a beautiful day!

The next Wasatch Citizens Series ski race will be this Saturday January 20th at Soldier Hollow. Online registration is at utahnordic.org Deadline is Thursday night at midnight. Age group distances for this skate race are 10km, 5km, 3km, 2km and 1km. Age group wave starts beginning at 10 am for youth divisions, 10:20 am for Adult groups and novices. Check utahnordic.org for updates and details.

Be sure to thank our incredible groomers when you see them. Lou, Roch, Matias, Mark, and Todd have been working extremely hard to make your ski experience the best it can be. And they have been doing a great job. None of that track and morning groom happens by accident. And please, if you see a stick, pinecone or willow branch on the trail, flick it off the trail.

We still have a couple of spots in our Mens Beginner Skate Clinic. Every Sunday in January 12:30 pm to 2:00pm! Call us to register at a prorated price.

Great News Skiers! Bandanas Cafe across the hall from us is now open until 8pm daily for your after-ski beverages, pizza and pasta. Now you can ski until sundown and then have a relaxing place to dine and drink while you’re waiting for traffic on the highway to thin out!

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