On Thursday, March 8th, International Women’s Day, a light snow was falling on the Sawtooth Valley. By noon an inch of new snow had accumulated. On Wednesday, skate lanes on Over the Hill, the Trail to the Lake and South Loop were touched up and Wapiti and Sheep Thrills Trails were compacted with the snowmobile and then double rolled. That left only North Cabin ungroomed.
On Tuesday, the 6th of March, the snow was brilliant, the sun was glorious. Over the Hill, South Loop and the Trail to the Lake were groomed for skate and classic. The trail from the bridge to the lake is a little narrow but otherwise good. The two feet of snow that fell last week still stands tall and defiant to the sides of the groomed trail and resists taming.
Don’t miss the 16th annual Sawtooth ski Festival this weekend. Highway 75 over Galena Summit is super wide, flat and clear. The ski trails are being worked on, trying to pack down all the new snow… Deep drifts…
On Wednesday, the trail from the bridge to Alturas Lake and North Cabin Creek trail were double rolled. The Lake trail from the highway to the bridge, Over the Hill and South Loop were groomed for Skate and Classic with the Ginzu groomer.
Does the appearance of sun dogs shimmering in the skies over the Sawtooth Valley this week signal the approach of the fifth spiritual age of mankind, the time of the white buffalo? Join us to celebrate the harmony of living on earth in peace and love at the 16th annual Sawtooth Ski this weekend. We will come together to shatter the illusion that we are separate from nature and to respect and help preserve the sacred space through which we ski. It will also be a heck of a good time. Saturday starts with a fun day at the Park Creek ski area with chili and a poker ski run. Saturday night at the community building in Stanley will feature the ever popular silent auction and Chef Pink’s fabulous molé chicken dinner. And finally, the festival wraps up on Sunday at the Alturas Lake soup kitchen. After a considerable amount of new snow fell in the Monday storm, ski trails to the east of Alturas Lake Creek were all double rolled that afternoon.. More grooming either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday expected there. At Park Creek, all trails were rolled on Monday with some classic and ginzu skate lanes on the front side… more grooming there planned for Tuesday.