Grooming Report Jan 27th 2018
Goose Creek Jan 26th 2018 With temps in our favour we decided to try pull the drag to the Shaw Cabin. A slow pull for sure but the 180 managed to find just enough traction to get the job done. There was another 35 cm of fresh at the cabin since Wednesdays groom.
Several more trees had to be removed from trail. Please be careful and aware of your surroundings, many trees leaning this season look around before you park.
On Ladybirds groom Thurs night 14 trees had to be removed from trail. Please pack some flagging tape and mark any hazards with a couple branches ahead of any hazard. Thanks and be sure to check out the avalanche report.
Grooming Report Jan 25th 2018
Jan 24th 2018 Goose Creek trail. We decided to get on it early as the weather sounded like it was going to turn ugly (remember when I write this I am a groomer guy first sledder second, ugly means hard to work snow at bottom deep powder up top)As we do not have a tiller on the Br-180, warm temps make it very difficult to resurface the trail when temps are not below zero. Minus 5 c to about Minus 15 c is considered the best temp if you were wondering. Snow that moves and still has good moisture stands up the longest.
Expecting it to be deep we opted on track packing (leaving the 2300 lb drag in the parking lot) The first couple km on the way up it was impossible to work the snow but it got better with every km. The snow was pretty heavy till just after the old sawmill site (5 km) then it got deep quick.
We probed 53 cm of great powder on the trail from last Thurs and a base of 248 cm at airport turnaround.
Jan 25th, The 275 is on the Ladybird trail tonight as I write this planning on going to the 19 km turnaround.
Thanks Steph, Frosty and all you others who have helped this season on the tree clearing, it is appreciated. Have a good weekend.
Grooming Report Jan 18th 2018
Goose Creek trail groomed to airport with drag in tow to the top. The snow was bad till about 7 km but then quickly changed to 15 cm of nice powder. The bottom 5 km of trail was very sticky and hard to work with so please try to go easy on the trail, as without cold temps it will fall apart quickly.
The top of the airport also had 15 cm of fresh and the base was still sitting at 200 cm. We also track packed and did some blade work on the Frosty trail. Only one small tree had to be removed from the trail.
Ladybird trail was also groomed last night to 19 km all went well on the way up but coming down the tiller decided to stop spinning. Sounds like electrical problem but will have to do some troubleshooting to confirm.
There are several bad layers on the snow pack right now so play it safe and avoid any potential hazards. Lots of areas to ride without going into hazard areas till things bond up. Check the avalanche report.
Grooming Report Jan 12th 2018
Jan 11th,Grooming on Goose Creek this week was more like logging on Goose. We had so many trees to clear from the trail we lost track. After hearing about lots of fresh and several trees we opted to leave the drag and track pack. The trip went well but was a long one due to the tree removal. Thanks to everyone that helped out by making trails around some of the trees and clearing what they could.
We filled in more of the open ditches up around 9 km, packed Frosty trail and the airport trail. The trail was in good shape due to everyone spreading out and using all of it, thanks for that.
We probed 60 cm of fresh on the trail since last weeks groom and a base of 204 cm up at the airport. The snow has dried out very nice from 5 km to the top.
Jan 12th, Ladybird was groomed to the 19 km turnaround with the tiller. Many trees were also down and had to be removed on that trail.
At the cat turnaround there was 55 cm of fresh and 165 cm of base.
Please check out the avalanche center as conditions are very high. Have a great weekend and stay safe.
Grooming Report Jan 4th/5th 2018
Jan 4th 2018 Goose Creek trail groomed with the drag to the airport all went well. We decided to take out two more trees that looked to be ready to come down with any more snow on them.
Snow pack warmed up above about 6000 ft but still on the trees below the cabin. Settled powder up top and a snow pack of 175 cm.
Jan 5th 2018 Ladybird, no snow report for Ladybird as the cat is scheduled to head out this evening. Have a good weekend.