XC Ski Conditions 2/16 – Forbush Corner: Groomer Larry is out in the Pisten Bully PB100 as I type. The trails will be 90% in good condition. There are a few bare spots that we will be adding snow to and after grooming should turn out pretty good too. This process will take a little time, but we will have almost the entire trail system available by later today. Open now, with some trails tilled and we will have Badlands ready with a track set by noon.
The Forbush Freestyle race is tomorrow from 10 AM to noon. Come and watch the race or ski – plenty of trails available for both racers and non-racers.
Hanson Hills: Groomer Jason is out scratching up skate lanes, conditions will be very fast. Classic tracks are not desirable right now. Warm up has exposed grass/dirt in most of the Wilderness and most of the main trail system’s tracks.
Hanson Hills Classic Update: Snow is falling, as we are working on a plan to set skiable classic tracks for this weekend’s race. There may be course/race modifications. Please know that we will continue do our best to provide good-great conditions and a safe course for all
XC Ski Headquarters: Cool temps have returned at snow has been falling all morning. Groomer Mike is going to reset tracks on the John Deere loop where our base is thick enough to till it up deep. Then he will Ginzu snow comb the rest of the trails. We will be patching up the bare spots throughout the day. We expect fair to good classic skiing today where we are able to set tracks, and good skating especially on the John Deere and Rolling Hills trails. The good news is that the snow surface appears to be in good skiing condition without too much ice.
TV 9 & 10 weather:
Today: The lake effect snow that’s out there now will slowly diminish throughout the day leading to some nice sunshine later on. Highs reach the mid teens to low 30s with winds out of the Northwest/West at 8-18 mph.
Tonight: A nice and quiet night with mostly clear to party cloudy skies and lows ranging from 6 to 16 degrees. Winds come out of the West/Southwest at 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Your day starts off with some sunshine but clouds and light snow move in as the day progresses. Highs warm into the upper 20s to upper 30s with breezy South/Southwest winds at 10-20 mph.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies for your Sunday with the chance for some light snow for the U.P. and Straits. Highs will be in the lower 20s to upper 30s.
Monday & Tuesday: A system moves into the Great Lakes region Monday which brings gray skies and rain, mix and snow showers. Highs range from the low 30s to upper 40s. More rain, mix and snow lasts into your Tuesday with highs in the mid 20s to upper 40s. A split forecast for our area as some will see snow while others see rain showers. We will keep watching this system closely throughout the weekend.
Wednesday & Thursday: Things quiet down Wednesday as sunshine returns and highs reach the low 20s ti mid 30s. Thursday is looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s.