Solitude Nordic

30°F at 0800. No new snow. Fully transformed crystals on most trails. Good skiing with spring conditions. All trails groomed for classic and skating. A few thin spots under the trees and low spots in the skate lane.

Spruces

Well, that’s a wrap folks! We groomed for the last time this season today. Conditions are a bit rough, will be better as the snow warms up. You can ski the Upper Loop without taking your skis off, but probably not for too much longer! Get out and take one more lap around before you put your skis away. THANK YOU to everyone who came out to ski this year, you guys made all the work worth it! THANK YOU to all the volunteer groomers who helped us all season long. I hope to see everybody back up at Spruces next winter! We’re going to have maps, trails signs, and some interpretive history signs next year, so be sure to come check it out! Hope it was a fun season, reach out to me if you have questions or comments about the trail. Have a great summer!

Solitude Nordic

Overall this morning skate will be good and classic is spotty. The morning the track will stay in tact until it warms up like usual. We are still planning on grooming every day until the 18th if condition allow. Enjoy!

Spruces

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Spruces scuffed up this morning. Milt’s and the Pavilion Loops are good, the rest took a beating from the sun and foot traffic. Decent skiing but be careful!

Solitude Nordic

Amazing snow conditions today. Classic and skate turned out great today and one of the better days of the year to ski. With warmer temps coming in the afternoon, the morning and early afternoon should be best for ski. Tomorrow should be great skiing as well.

Spruces

Fresh snow at Spruces! About 4-5″. We groomed the Upper Loop, Practice Loop, and Pavilion Loops this morning. No pavement showing at all. It was still snowing as we left, so if you head up it will likely be fresh snow on top of our groom. Come get some last laps in at Spruces and enjoy the new snow!

Solitude Nordic

All SNC trails groomed for clsssic and skate skiing. Fully transformed snow, and warm temperatures gives you a perfect opportunity to use that klister at the bottom of your wax box you bought 9 years ago and never use.

Solitude Nordic

Conditions this morning are very good and all trails except New Sensation are groomed for skate and classic skiing. NS is groomed for skating, but you can make your own classic tracks. Get it while you can. 39° @ 0815

Spruces

THANK YOU SHOVELERS!! Thanks to everyone who came out today to shovel snow onto the thin spots. The Upper Loop is now 100% snow covered – no pavement showing! Get out there guys while the snow lasts! On the north side of the upper loop, take the “Larch Tree” cutoff to avoid the thin spot there. Did I mention I set classic track as well? Yes! Classic all around the upper loop – but be a bit careful – in one spot, the setter got away from me and the track makes a funny squiggle – oops. Just a reminder, the lower loop is no longer groomed – but I did groom the practice loop and the pavilion loops. Great skiing, I groomed in a t-shirt. The only question is: are you tough enough to ski slush?

Spruces

We groomed today – well, we skuffed up the ice as best we could and got a little corduroy down. There might be some snowmobile tracks leftover. Should be nice skiing as the snow warms up. We are done grooming the lower loop for the year – but we’ll be grooming the upper loop for another week or so! If you’d like to help out, we have a volunteer day tomorrow, 4/3, at 8:00am to shovel snow onto the thin spots of the upper loop! This might let us get another week or two out of the season. Please bring your own mask and gloves if you do come. I am planning to groom next week, 4/6 and 4/9, and then probably calling it quits for the season. Thanks!

White Pine

No fooling. We are now closed for the season. We’re making preparations to loan the ski trails to the gold course for the off season. Crust skiing and track skiing were so good yesterday. You missed out if you didn’t come by. Thank you everyone for all of your support this season. Thank you for wearing your masks and helping us stay open and healthy all season. Thank you for purchasing and displaying your trail passes and for helping us keep the ski trails in great shape for skiers.

We’ll see you out on the other trails this summer! Stay safe, stay healthy and we’ll see you in November!

Solitude Nordic

The track is great for skating today. Classic tracks were set, but harder to set than usual because of lack of new snow. Conditions should be very similar to yesterday in the morning, then warming up slightly above freezing in the afternoon. Skiing should be great until early to mid afternoon, so enjoy these decent conditions before it warm up for good. Forecast for next week shows high temps starting this afternoon and on.

White Pine

A Tale of Two Seasons (every day lately!) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A great healthy season and the end of the season..

Conditions all day yesterday were best described as “sporty” Ice and solid surface all day.

This morning is such the same early on the 3k and Armstrong pasture. We’ve scratched up the surface for skating. Recommending crust skiing early, on the track later. No new classic set, but by afternoon the ice should quickly turn into slush for you classic cruising. There will be some good skating from late morning but it is what it is for the final day of our season. Last chance to load up on anything you need to finish off the season. We’ll be packing the gear, parts and waxes up first thing tomorrow. Next week the golf course folks will be doing a lot of work out on the course so maybe head to higher elevation or very early morning cruising at the base of PCMR (get out of there by 8:30)

We’ll see you out on the trails the afternoon!

Stay safe everyone!