Tuesday, February 17, 2015


This is a picture Nick took today of the road at Cabin Creek.  You can probably intuit from this that headlamp racing is pretty much done until we get some new snow.  I am despondent.  But ... Nick says the skiing is great above the Y on Amabilis and should continue to be good into next month!  So all is not lost, but we have to come up with a way to get some closure on the headlamp season.  Any ideas?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ice, Man

People, I don't know what to tell you.  Nick the groomer laid out this very thorough description of the conditions up there as of this afternoon -- thanks, Nick, for the great report! -- and I heard this evening that the skiing is actually very good on Amabilis (25 inches!), beginning about a hundred yards below the Y.  Maybe the headlamp race needs to move up to the Y!  As always this winter, if you go, let us know!

45 degrees and broken clouds.

  3-inch base at lower trails and 25 inches on Amabilis Mtn.

The Road has a couple large bare spots and is mostly ice. Skiers have been skiing classic up the side but it's very icy. We will not be grooming it unless we get more snow or it cools down for a couple days. 

The Berg and Viking have melted out in numerous large areas. No more grooming them unless we get more snow. 

We are planning to groom the Amabilis loop tomorrow and the rest of the week. The left Y is in better shape then the right. Good snow from below the Y and the hike up does have a few ice patches you will have to skirt around. 

The weekend does look cooler and a huge improvement from last week.

Think snow...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

"An Unexpected Joy"

Wow, even the ever-optimistic Nick sounds a little discouraged in his grooming report from this morning: "36 degrees and raining."  We all share his pain; it snowed a little bit earlier this week, but now the freezing level has gone flying back up to 6,000 freakin' feet and it's raining hard.  Sigh.

But Ian and his son went headlamp skiing last night, and found a happy place nonetheless.  Here is their report; thanks for sending!  Did anyone else make it?

Kaiam and Ian made it up - they report that, in another year they might have said the Viking was a little gloppy, but the presence of even an inch or two of bare-spot covering new snow qualified the conditions as great and made skiing it an unexpected joy for them.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 4

People, it's been snowing at the pass today and Nick has been grooming, so hopefully you made it up there.  If you did, please share your story of skiing happiness with the rest of us who were glued to our desks all evening!