November 17th Grooming Report
Welcome back to a soon to be fantastic 2022-2023 Nordic ski season at Trail Creek Nordic Center! Near record early season snow amounts have allowed us to be up and running faster than ever. Look forward to a long and fulfilling Nordic season this year.
Now if your last memory of Trail Creek was sometime last March, that is not what you will find today; conditions are still very thin with lots of vegetation showing through the snow cover and most trails have around a 5 inch base. That being said, you are more than welcome to grab your (older) skis and have a great Nordic ski at Trail Creek today.
The close field has been experiencing the Ginzu for some time; on the rest of the trails, except for the top of Homesite/Suicide and the area of the Boiler trail near the Old Pass Road, these trails have also been rolled in the past few days and received their first Ginzu grooming of the year today. The East Fields still need a couple of feet of snow before grooming begins there. Things are definitely coming along, but don’t expect Olympic quality skiing just yet.
Most of the teams now practicing will be heading out of town for a week long ski camp beginning Friday so things will be relatively quiet at Trail Creek. Also grooming and the grooming report will not get going on a daily basis until November 26th as grooming equipment will be tied up in supporting the ski camp. The weak November sun and forecast cool clear weather should however allow for lots of good early season rustic skiing at Trail Creek for the next week.
There are lots of things going on with the JHSC Nordic Program and Trail Creek Nordic Center this winter; we are looking forward to seeing all of our old favorite skiers plus lots of new ones and looking forward to giving all those skiers an outlet for their Nordic energy.
Groomer’s choice for today is the Close Field.