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ALL TRAILS NOW GROOMED

Snow is at something of a premium this winter, but our groomers managed to groom all park trails for the first time including the McParlan and Lally Loops and the trail to McParlan House.

There are a few minor spots with not enough snow to set track, but all trails are now at least packed and most of the track is set.

Enjoy the weekend of skiing!

With more snow promised the prospects for the Loppet next week are good. There is a distance for everyone if the standard 20 km seems too far. Check out the Loppet Page and follow the links for more information.

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Groomers Work Their Magic – Again

We haven’t had much snow to work with, but for all of that there have been a good number of skiable days.

Once again, despite warm weather and a small snow fall, the trails that have been groomed are reported to be good to go. Conditions are definitely not excellent but trails were in use today.

Ski Clinic Sunday, January 29

Because of the warm weather, the secheduled ski clinic will now be held on the 29th when the weather looks a bit more promising.

Contact Nancy at ndgaud@gmail.com for more details.

Skiers report that the trails at the park remain surprisingly good for skate skiing at least. More snow seems on the way for next week.

FRIDAY 13th MOONLIGHT SKI A SUCCESS

Despite some dismal rainy weather proceeding the event, our stalwart groomers managed to rescue some of the trails allowing the event to proceed. Thank you David Reesor and Brad Mills. (And the continuing efforts of Dave Salte and Jack Roe).

Brad guiding the ginzu.

Brad guiding the ginzu.

Moonlight skiers enjoyed a crisp evening and fast snow. We look forward to future events. Thanks Nancy Gaudreau and Linda Cairncross for taking responsibility and organizing an enjoyable and safe event.

Skiers under the bright full moon.

Skiers under the bright full moon.

Refreshment break at the Park Chalet to end the evening.

Refreshment break at the Park Chalet to end the evening.

 

 

MOONLIGHT SKI FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

The Tay Valley Ski Club is planning a moonlight ski for Friday, January 13. (Full Moon January 12).

IT SEEMS THAT FRIDAY THE 13th  IS LUCKY AFTER ALL. OUR GROOMERS HAVE RESCUED ENOUGH OF THE TRACK TO ALLOW THE MOONLIGHT SKI TO PROCEED. THE MOONLIGHT SKI REMAINS ON!

If you are interested in participating, meet at the parking lot just before the park main entrance at 7:00pm.

Please bring a head lamp or light that can be attached to your clothing.

If you wish, bring a snack and something warm to drink. (Park regulations do not allow alcohol). These can be dropped off at the chalet near the park office. Skiing will be in the main park area. The club will have designated leaders and sweepers to make sure that all skiers are accounted for. A social get together at the chalet will follow.

Snow conditions next week are iffy. Please check out the website or Facebook page to be sure that the planned ski will be held.

We have tentatively scheduled possible Moonlight Skis to correspond with the full moons in February and March. Information will be posted closer to those dates.

Localized Snow Storm Assists Groomers – Trails Excellent!

Groomers, Dave Reesor and Dave Salte, were about to give up on anything but the skate trails earlier today because of the low snow depth and ice. They were given an unexpected assist when it began to snow. What at first seemed to be light flurries developed into a significant accumulation. Heavy enough that some of the trails needed to be redone when they finished.

The result? The interior trails are now all groomed and in excellent condition. There is not enough snow yet to groom the Lally entrance, and the McPharlen and Loon Lake loop do not have enough snow to safely groom.

Enjoy the interior loops!

Great Skiing to Begin the New Year!

Most trails were freshly groomed today and many ski club members took advantage of the great day to ski in the park.

Freezing rain has been forecast for Tuesday so trails may be affected. The ginzu groomer does allow groomers to work with icy conditions.

At any rate, a good start to the ski season.