A view of the new snowmaking loop.
We are going to let any new fallen snow combine with the ice underneath and then hopefully groom on Sunday. The Dublin team will train on one trail but preserve the rest.
We are keeping the Nordic Center closed due to icy conditions that are making it too difficult to groom. We are hoping to get more snow this weekend and will open things up once there is a safe cover. The good news is that there is a good solid base in the event we get more snow. Next week is looking good for a storm!
It is groomed and open today.
Groomed this morning: February 11, 2016
Entire Nordic Center
Lower Campus - Bates/King and Coney's Trails.
The skiing is great at the Nordic Center. The higher you climb the better the conditions, but everything is skiing well. We did groom the lower soccer field for those of you looking for some easy skate skiing. The connector from there to the Nordic Center is not great so it might be worth driving. We have our second Headlamp Hustle Thursday the 11th so come on out. http://dublinxc.com/events/
Jeremy is planing to groom in the middle of the day. We ask that you stay off the course and especially the tracks until they set up and firm up. In this weather it takes about an hour to set up after he grooms. If you notice you are sinking into the corduroy or washing out the tracks please wait until they firm up. Everything should be skiable by 3 pm today. Enjoy!
ps. Please fill out waiver on Nordic Center page before skiing this season.
What a confounding winter this has been. I just walked out to the Nordic Center during my lunch break and was pleased to find some skiable snow. Our groomer Jeremy was able to roll out the upper trails and it appears that most of the rocks are covered. If you are up for a rock ski session, it looks like Placid and Oslo are your best bets. Please ski in the correct direction to preserve the uphills from the snow plowers, and please be careful on the icy downhills.
Jeremy is hoping to groom Saturday night if it snows on the 16th. If so, the skiing should be better on Sunday. Below are some photos from the Placid trail, showing the best conditions and the worst I could find. Still did not see any visible rocks, just grass. Hopefully we can host our first headlamp hustle race soon!