Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Grooming Report

Amazingly enough, the track is still intact. Doug tuned it up last night (thank you!). Here's his report:

The track is still very good skiing.  It was tuned up last night with new diagonal tracks, only a couple of places showing grass. The skate track is still all covered but getting thin under or around some of the trees.  

They have spread charcoal on the greens.  So look out - golf is in the air.  The problem is that there are still 4 ft drifts in places and for the most part about 1 ft of snow yet, so we will move around the thin places and keep skiing as long as we can.  It has been a great winter.   

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Track Report

Pavel sent a report:
Remarkably, still plenty of snow and good skiing 03/07/20. The track is 100% snow covered. No standing water in low areas (yet).

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Grooming Report

I don't know which of our groomers went out, but yesterday there was fresh corduroy for skating and the classic tracks looked perfect.  The skiing is as good as ever, so go enjoy it today. We expect some new snow tonight, and the track isn't melting any time soon. It's pretty amazing to be skiing into March.

Have fun!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Grooming Report

It's pretty amazing that we have all our snow (plus the new snow from last night). I just got an update from Doug (thank you!).  He said:

The track was groomed about 10am but then the wind blew it in in places, so this evening just before dark I fixed it. It is beautiful. Should be great skiing tomorrow.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Weather Report

It's pretty remarkable that we still have so much snow. Jeff skied the other night and said the track was good, but because it was so cold it was slow (he was on skate skis). This super-cold weather is a good time to get on classic skis.

In case anyone is interested, here's an update on our current cold snap from our neighbor Lee Warnick:

 Rexburg old-timers may find this hard to believe, but the 8-below-zero low temp yesterday and the 10-below this morning are both records for these dates. The accompanying light breezes have given us wind chills as low as 23-below. 

     Yesterday's high was only 21, a few degrees from a daily record, and today's predicted high is just 22. These temps are about 15 degrees below normal. With tonight's predicted low of 7-below, this will become the longest zero-or-below spell in late February in 10 years.

     By the end of February average highs reach near 40, so we typically see our snow cover start to melt more consistently after Valentine's Day. Not so this year -- once the snow stopped in earnest about two weeks ago, the cold moved right in. Most of our snow mountains are still there, right where we left them.

     There won't be much change in the next week: Temps might barely nose above 32 Saturday and Sunday, but otherwise are predicted to stay solidly below freezing.

     For you weather nerds, yes, we are in a mild temp inversion. Pressures are very high (30.53 right now), steam from the plants on the north side of town are not rising much vertically, and temps in much-more-frigid West Yellowstone are running 5-10 degrees warmer than here. The temps at my home station, a mere 250 feet in elevation above the official airport station, have been running about 5 degrees warmer. That's an inversion!