Current Conditions at Stokely: -7°C & overcast
New Snow: 1 inches 2.5 cm Snow Base: 7 inches / 17 cm Snow Depth: 32 inches / 79 cm
We are running mid winter conditions right now. Lots of snow, great temperatures, superb ski trails. We are up and running and we’d love to see you!
Things firmed up with the minus 30 deg. temp. last night. Both groomers are out, and if the track going out from the lodge is any indication, it is absolutely post card. We expect to have about 40 km of skating trails groomed (with a single track on one side) and about 40 km of classic trail done by the end of the day.
The load of snow that Winter has thrown our way in the last week still has us playing catch up. Last night he put on the finishing touches with a blast of cold. Temperatures here at the lodge dipped to minus 28 deg. C. or minus 16 deg. F. early this morning. We certainly are not complaining. It gives us a chance to start opening up our trails again. We expect to have 40 km groomed by the end of the day.
Howard Feit, a longtime Stokely faithful, snowshoed the Cedar Cliffs trail yesterday. This was no easy feat seeing as he had to snowshoe through about 30 inches of fresh snow. I sometimes think that Howard is a glutton for punishment, but in his mind it is simply getting in shape for what is going to be a great winter of skiing and snowshoeing. We are now tracking what was rolled yesterday and are hoping to have about 40 km of track by the end of the day.
No shortage of early snow this year folks. Lake effect snow is living up to its reputation and then some. Another 10 to 20 inches of snow (50 cm) has quickly put us into mid-winter conditions. We are rolling trails in earnest today. It is continuing to snow and is expected to snow today and tomorrow. What a beautiful winter wonderland we live in! Truly a cross country skier’s delight!