Grooming has been completed at Hatchery, Mosquito Brook, OO, and at Birkie Trail head.  The Birkie trail between Hatchery Park and Mosquito Brook has one classic track set, and is in good shape, but base is thin and will likely have a few bare spots in the next days. Deck is is in good shape, slightly uneven as we are working with no base and some warm ground. The loops at OO and both Skate and Classic trails to Boedecker are also tracked, and in good shape. Competition Loops at Birkie trailhead are also tracked and in good shape. 

Skiing should be quite good for the next few days, but temperatures will start to rise again going into the weekend so get out early and come ski! Please consider that were essentially operating as if it's the start of the season so there is not a base underneath our current snowpack, so it will be a little uneven and there may be some debris or slush in a few areas. Winter finally arrived!

Reported on Mar 27, 2024 at 9:37 AM by Birkie Erik

After consideration of our fast-deteriorating trail conditions, projected forecast and remaining snow depth, we have decided to call a wrap on our grooming for this season. Heavy traffic from Birkie week, consistent temperatures in the 40s and 50s, and prevelance of dirt in the snow has worn away our base to bare ground in some areas and only a few inches in others. We are starting to have standing water become prevalent on course, and will likely become more of an issue as we progress into the week. Trails will remain open to ski at user discretion; trail surface will be variable and we ask that all remain vigilant and ski within comfort levels. Temperatures are still predicted to drop below freezing a few nights this week which can cause ice build up in the morning hours. We are still hosting the Fat Bike Birkie this coming weekend, so we will be doing some prep work for the event, but any grooming will not extend beyond the needs to host the race. 

We want to thank all of you for skiing with us this year through a mostly snowless season, and hopefully we'll have a much more white winter for 2024/25.  

Updated Mar 3, 2024 at 12:10 PM by Birkie Erik