Saturday, January 15, 2022

January 15 noon

 Doug groomed! Pavel reports that the corduroy (for skate skiing) is back. Excellent! Have a wonderful ski!

January 15 morning

For anyone traveling here from out of town: We still have plenty of snow here in Rexburg. The skate track is hard packed and a little firm, but Doug has done what he could to give it some texture without ripping the whole thing apart. The classic tracks are holding up. We could use some new snow to soften things up, but there’s still plenty out there to ski on. Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2022

January 10 evening

Doug headed out this afternoon to tune up the track. It was icy hard earlier today. Classic skiing looked pretty good, but skating was like, well, like ice skating on dinner plates. Doug said he would run the Ginzu over it to break up the ice. He should be finished soon (6pm). Thank you, Doug!

Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 7 mid-day

 Just FYI, the track is holding up nicely. Don’t let the melting snow on the streets deceive you - we have plenty of snow and a great ski base at the Winter Park. I just wish we could turn down the wind a little.

Did you know that Doug is also County Commissioner in addition to a part-time dental practice with his son in West Yellowstone, church duties, and grandpa-hood; good thing he retired so he can stay so busy. He said that the County is now grooming a ski trail at Twin Bridges for both skate and classic. How exciting! That’s all the information I have right now.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

January 6, Evening

 Doug and Jeff tag-teamed on the grooming this evening. Thanks to both of them! The day was a little warm, but there’s a layer of icy pebble-like crystals from the freezing rain. So although it’s a little soft right now, the snow is fast and fun. Despite the warmer temperature tonight, the newly groomed tracks should hopefully set up well.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January 5, 10pm

Jeff (my husband) is just finishing up grooming. Thank you, Jeff! Here’s his report:

Made one full pass of all the loops to finish out the work Doug started earlier today on the skate deck. Also did a few passes on the “race track” (the practice loop) and added classic tracks for the Youth Ski Club and classes tomorrow. Think it should set up nicely overnight.