The dream of new snow…

The dream of new snow…

On January 19th, the 209th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allen Poe, old groomer Davinius awoke with a start. He’d been dreaming of a flower strewn meadow, where under a blazing sun he’d been picking bouquets of lupine and and bundles of sage with the pretty girl from the village. Now as he rubbed the sleep from his eyes he saw instead of flowers, 5 inches of new snow on the meadow and more flakes falling from a leaden sky. As the vision of the pretty girl from the village and the scent of sage and lupine faded from his mind he called out…

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone? 
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Trail grooming is scheduled for this afternoon.

Alturas Ski Trails Touched Up

Alturas Ski Trails Touched Up

On a beautiful frosty Martin Luther King day, Over the Hill, North Cabin, the Trail to the Lake, South Loop and Wapiti were groomed at Alturas Lake.

Ski trails excellent!

Ski trails excellent!

On Sunday, January 14th, the trails at Park Creek and Alturas Lake were regroomed with softly skimming ginzu knives. Skate and classic trail conditions, as well as the day itself, were described as “perfect” by several satisfied skiers. Another light touch-up grooming scheduled for Alturas Monday.

All Ski Trails groomed!

All Ski Trails groomed!

On Friday, January 12th, all skating lanes at Park Creek and Alturas Lake  were groomed through 8 to 12 inches of new snow. At Park Creek, classic tracks were also laid down on Lupine, Shooting Star and Camas. More grooming at both areas is scheduled for Saturday to refine surfaces and add more classic. The trails at Pioneer Park in Stanley were also groomed.  Addendum – On Saturday, the 13th, all skate lanes and classic tracks were groomed at Alturas Lake… more grooming scheduled for Sunday.

New snow blankets ski trails

New snow blankets ski trails

At Alturas Lake, Over the Hill, The Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge junction and Sheep Thrills were groomed on Thursday. New snow falling throughout the day and into the night will require more grooming scheduled for Friday.

A bit of new snow on Alturas Ski Trails

A bit of new snow on Alturas Ski Trails

On January 10th, the Trail to Lake, Over the Hill, South Loop, and Wapiti, were groomed at the Alturas Lake Ski Area. Although only three quarters of an inch new snow had fallen overnight, it was just enough to reset classic tracks on the Trail to the Lake and Over the Hill. More snow is expected on Thursday.