Craig was out this morning for what may be the last groom of the season. He groomed the first half of the Mize, Arlene's Up and Down, Margaux's, Elliot's, World Cup, Jodhpur, Ice Box and Old Six. He mentioned that Elliot's and the Jodhpur are in the best shape, however, getting to them might be a challenge. Don't forget that the snow on the Bridge is gone!
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.
MONDAY: first half of the Mize, Arlene's Up and Down, Margaux's and Jodhpur (no tracks).
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)
Tom was out this morning and groomed a repeat of yesterday; Richter, Lighted Loops, Double Bubble, Spencer and Gasline. There is more and more dirt and wet spots showing up, yet the trails still have decent coverage. He will groom tomorrow, but he's thinking that it might be time to call it.
Tom has abandoned grooming efforts on the Abbott Multi-Use Trail, the Lower half of Randy's, the Tour of Anchorage Trail and the Ridge.
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!
MONDAY: Ridge, Richter, Lighted Loops, Double Bubble, Spencer, new track on Gasline.
SUNDAY: skate lanes on Hillside Lighted, Besh, Double Bubble, Gasline and Spencer.
Bill was out on the trails at Beach Lake today and said that there is still decent coverage on the Chalet side (wet corn snow). Watch out for some dirt spots and puddling. Skiing is still happening on these trails! However, the grooming efforts have come to an end. Bill says "thank you for a great season!"
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!
*** 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.