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Our mission is to promote all forms of Nordic skiing as a healthy activity for all ages and abilities. Among our core activities are maintaining and grooming over 140 kilometers of ski trails for recreation and touring, as well as performance skiing and racing.
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Friday, January 18, 3:15 p.m.

KINCAID                                                        
Craig has groomed the following un-lighted trails: Lekisch Long, Ice Box, Mize's Folly, Stairway to Heaven, Compression, Crossing Trail, and Moose Hill. The Sisson and the Mize have been groomed, however, there are still some monster water holes on the Sisson and no life guard on duty!  So be careful and bring a towel;)


HILLSIDE                                                       
Tom is out today in the Pisten Bully and has groomed all the Lighted Loops.  He was able to make 1.5 passes (at the most) but had some trouble on the hills as he was dealing with minimal bondage.  Double Bubble is groomed and the Gasline is groomed with fresh track.  He has track packed the first half of the Spencer.  It was pretty slick on the part near Cambell Creek Canyon and he had a hard time getting up to the switchbacks at the top of the hill.  He's hoping that the second half will be much better.  His goal for today is to finish track packing the Spencer and the Richter Loop.
CHUGIAK/EAGLE RIVER                        

Bill spent the morning at Mirror Lake Middle School and the Coyote Trail System where he was able to achieve "bondage"...mostly.  He went around the stadium but says that the snow did not bond because of the glazed ice under it. So ski with caution. Also the Coyote Trails came out "OK" but he had some trouble going up some of the hills and especially the last up-hill departing the system, where he left an ugly mess, so be aware of that spot. He was able to groom around some of the wet spots in the trails as well.
He had to start from scratch at Eagle River High School and the Yosemite Dr. trails.  There was pretty much nothing left after this last rain, so he was just barely able to track pack both trail systems with the snowmachine.  He's not very happy with the results as the snow was so light and fluffy, it just wouldn't stick and had nothing to bond to.  Uggg!

Have a great weekend!
"UWAX is Back" Kincaid weather hotline is back online 248-UWAX (248-8929) will give Time, Temp in F, Wind direction, wind speed & humidity. Listen closely, - Hal, the automated voice, is a bit hard to understand. Huge thank you to Karl Volz for making that happen.