On Thursday afternoon, trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake were groomed and reported to be drop dead gorgeous. At Park Creek all skate lanes were groomed, at Alturas, all trails to the east of the creek. More grooming scheduled for Friday afternoon.
On Tuesday, February 20th, the Trail to Alturas Lake, Over the Hill, and South Loop were groomed for skate and classic and they looked super good in the afternoon sun. They were however still a little soft and certainly kinda cold. North Cabin was double rolled and looked great as well… but no classic grooves there until the snow firms up a bit.
On Monday, Presidents Day, the trails to the east of the creek at Alturas Lake were groomed for skate. Over the Hill, South Loop, the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge, the Connector and flat stretches on Wapiti had nice classic tracks as well. It was a cold day. Tuesday is mostly sunny and cold as well. Grooming will push out to the lake after noon with new corduroy and tracks once the sun has warmed things up a bit.
At 10 a.m. on Monday, the 19th of February, temperatures at the Alturas Lake and Park Creek ski areas were still below zero. The foot of new snow that fell over the weekend was rolled flat on Sunday and the resulting trails were lovely but a bit soft.
On Friday, February 16th, at Alturas Lake, the Trail to the Lake, Over the Hill, South Loop, and North Cabin were groomed for skating and classic. Looks like Saturday could be a lovely day to try a short ski, practice a random act of kindness or take part in a senseless act of beauty.