Forbush Corner: Friday, Jan 27, 6:30 am, 29 deg. Will begin the grooming at daybreak. Planning on using the light grooming rig (Bombardier) as the snow is a bit on the warm side and we do not want to compress it too much.
With the expected snow and colder temps tonight, Saturday’s grooming will be full on using the Pisten Bullys for the grooming.
Also, Saturday, the rentals will be scarce. To be safe, you might grab rental skis at Northbound Outfitters in Grayling or Cross Country Ski Headquarters near Higgins Lake. Sunday and Monday will not be a problem here. Open Friday thru Monday.
Hanson Hills: JANUARY 26: Trails are Open today. Groomed for Skate skiing.. Marginal (wet) in spots. No set track due to water.
Hartwick Pines State Park: The XC Ski by Lantern Light scheduled for Saturday will go on, 6-9pm! Trails are rolled but no track is set.
XC Ski Headquarters: Ski conditions continue to improve. Many skiers came from near and far yesterday to enjoy the good conditions. Snow doctors Ryan and Scotty along with Groomer Greg spent many hours fixing the icy spots and were quite successful!
Groomer Rodney will start Ginzu grooming all the trails at dawn. All trails should be ready for skiing by 9am. Classic tracks are set and skating lanes are snowcombed. Very good to great skating conditions and good classic conditions. Classic skiers are advised to move into the skating lanes on the downhill’s.
National Weather Service forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy early, then becoming sunny, with a high near 34. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Snow after 1am. Low around 25. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday: Snow and areas of blowing snow. High near 30. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday Night: Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 17. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday: Snow showers. High near 23. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
Monday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 19.
Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.