Bill is helping Craig today and getting some training in the big Pisten Bully 600. So far they have groomed the first half of the Mize, Arlene's Up and Down, Margaux's and Jodhpur (no tracks). Craig is finished grooming the second half of the Mize because it's down to ice. Also, there isn't any more snow on the Bridge on Margaux's, so they'll groom up to it and will attempt to connect on the other side to finish the loop.
Tracks have been removed on all trails except on the Lake Loop.
Craig is encouraging all skiers to be very careful going down the hills as so frequently there are dirt spots or puddles at the bottom.
There will be no more grooming on the Lekisch, the Sisson and the second half of the Mize...too much dirt, giant puddles and ice.
The tracks on Horseshoe have been removed and it's open for skating for the remainder of the season.
ALL the tunnels are now filled with ice and water. No snow on the Bridge. Ski with caution.
SATURDAY: Horseshoe (no track) and Lake Loop (80% with new track), Snow Making Loop, Mize, Arlene's Way down to the Sisson, Arlene's Way back up to the Mize, Margaux's and the Jodhpur.
FRIDAY: Mize, Margaux's, Jodhpur and the Sisson (last groom on Sisson)
Well, let's start with the bad news first. Tom has abandoned grooming efforts on the Abbott Multi-Use Trail, the Lower half of Randy's, the Tour of Anchorage Trail and today he groomed the Ridge for the last time.
The good new is that he groomed the Richter, all Lighted Loops, Double Bubble, the Spencer (which he says is in awesome shape), and set new track on the Gasline.
Ski with CAUTION, look for puddles in the usual places, watch for dirt spots and icy sections and follow the detours.
The Richter is groomed for freestyle until the end of the season.
The grooming efforts at APU have come to an end as accessibility is a challenge. Have fun!
SUNDAY: skate lanes on Hillside Lighted, Besh, Double Bubble, Gasline and Spencer.
SATURDAY: Entire Park for skating. New track on Gasline. Abbott Multi-Use and part of the Tour Trail (down to Homestead).
FRIDAY: Entire Park, Stadium
No new grooming today. Bill is out at Kincaid working with Craig.
FRIDAY: Bill made two passes with a snowmachine on most of the trails at Beach Lake. There is no track anywhere and surprisingly, no dirt spots yet. A few of the hills are getting a little icy and there is some debris from Thursday's wind. As of yesterday, he has given up efforts on the High School side (Stadium and Christy) and the tunnels are filled with clear ice. The trails are rough in spots, so ski with CAUTION. Get out and have fun in the sun!
Watch out for overflow on Mama's by the bridge and on the first corner of the Swamp closest to Main St. Enjoy!
THURSDAY: Skate lanes on Chalet Loop, North Pasture, Junkyard, Sprint, Mama's, Bridge Loop, Appendix, Low Road, Corral and Swamp.
*** Eagle River High School, Yosemite Dr., Coyote Trails at Mirror Lake Middle School and Bartlett have all seen the last of the grooming efforts for this season. Those trails are "as is".
The Coyote Trails were last groomed on Tue. 4/16
ERHS and Yosemite Dr. Trails Mon. 4/15
Bartlett Fri. 4/12
FYI...APU skiers: DOWL HKM will be conducting geotechnical investigations in the utility easements between the APU and UAA campuses over the next few weeks. . If you have any questions on this study, please call Maryellen or Rachel at 562-2000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
"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.