April 19th 2018
Last one for the season.
Groomed to 19 km cat turnaround all went well. There was 34 cm of fresh at 19 km but was starting to settle with the sun on it. Please use caution on bridges as the overhangs will soon be letting loose. Keep in the center to stay safe on the bridges.
Still unloading in the parking lot and no dirt from there on up.
The trip went well till the groomer got back down and two trucks had blocked access to the lot by unloading onto the snow. Please if you unload there move your trucks after so operators can get the cat off the trail, as its almost 16 ft wide it takes up most of the roadway.
Grooming on Goose ended a couple weeks ago, unloading was up around 1 km a couple days ago.
Thanks to everyone for the help throughout the season with the grooming and all the others things that keep the train moving down the track. We will be keeping you all posted on club happenings with the the web page so pop by and check it out even if you have put the sled to bed for the summer.
We are right in the middle of grant application time trying to get the funding to help build our maintenance\storage facility, cross your fingers as we really need this.
Be safe out there, and check out the avalanche report before heading out.
Trail groomed to 15 km on East Ladybird and 19 km on Norns Creek to cat turnaround. We had planned on just heading up Norns as the backside had little traffic since last week but unfortunately an excavator that had spent the winter way back there was moved out and made it a priority to head that direction also.
At the turnaround there was 4 cm of fresh on top of a thin crust, should be decent up at alpine.
No dirt patches yet but not far off. We will see how the trail holds up and decide if one more groom is needed.
Grooming has ended.
Parking just up around the first corner from lot.
Enjoy your weekend and remember to be aware of the changing weather as its still winter up top.
April 6th 2018
Groomed to 21 km East Ladybird also known as the backside then back down to 13 km cut block/short cut on Norns Creek. Trail was in great shape so didn’t waste fuel going up any further on Norns. There was 10 cm of fresh up backside. Heads up as there is lots of signs of recent avys up there. Also be careful stepping off the trail as trees that fell early season are now becoming exposed. Snow is deteriorating quick up to 7 km mark. Snow pack seems pretty good past that.
April 6th 2018
Grooming on Goose side has ended for this season. Although we had hoped for one more trip up, we just could not risk another track break as its just to much to repair on the mountain.
The repair of the track was complete at about 2 pm on Sat, so glad we didn’t try to do it that night as it took much longer than expected. Then we headed down and groomed on the way out so it will be in pretty good shape for the weekend as most sleds were of the hill by the time we got down.
Thank you to all those who stopped by to help as well as those that just gave us some moral support we appreciated all of it.
We wanted to try get our shop built before we had to do the track rebuild but that will not be the case now.Had a snow report of 40 cm on Monday April 2nd at the airport.
Enjoy your weekend and remember the Avalanche report.