As per our contract with the City we expect to close Mtn. Dell operations on Mar. 18. Given our lackluster winter at least the skiing is good now and the grooming crew will be out daily if the weather permits. Yesterday was an epic groom for the characters we call Hammer and Festus BUT for the first time this year the entire track got touched with the exception of creek bridge and Wiggle. The lower loop below the lower cutoff was sled packed but it's too soft unless you want an adventure. We'll see what this warm weather brings but our priorities are to maintain the main, mitten, kid's cutoff, and lollipop as long as we can. The new creek lollipop (no bridge section) is next and the lower should be good to the first (a.k.a. Cullen's) cutoff - below Cullen's the weather gods will dictate what we can do with the projected warm temps. If the start/finish lakes reappear and freeze we should cook salmon and play hockey or broomball. It's sadly a short season so ski when you can.
Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 1:45am