Hello, March!!!

Great snow conditions up here at the Nordic Center today!! Come visit and enjoy the nice day!! Within an hour every single pair of adult snowshoes were rented out!! Skiers, come join them! We have moderate snowfall and the temperature outside is about 21 F. Great opportunities to come have a good time with family and friends on this beautiful first day of March!

Goodbye, February

It was more like Fat Tire Fest than Free Heel from the Nordic Center point of view today, though actually only a handful of bicyclists have braved our snowy trails to date.  The snow surface has hardened noticeably during the last week and is floatable by bicycle, the right kind of bicycle that is.  We have 5 fat-tire bikes for rent in a variety of frame sizes and invite people to bring their own.

Warming up for the Weekend

That’s also what the weather is forecast to do.  Right now the snow is very firm and fast, and if you want to beat the crowds and enjoy some cold, sporadic sunshine and an overnight dusting, today’s the day for you.  But also be sure to check out the FreeHeel Festival tomorrow at Greek Peak- a full day of workshops and events centered around Telemark and Nordic skiing, starting at 7am with a skin up the mountain  What is the difference between tele and backcountry, you say?  Well, you will find out these things and so much more at the workshops, including 3 taught at the Nordic Center (crossover alert!) by Yours Trulies.  It’s also a great deal – $25 lift tickets, good all day for lift-served AND the at Nordic Center, $20 workshop fee.  Rentals will also be available.  See the GP website or call the resort for more details.

Brrrr

Temperatures may be chilly but conditions are great =) Trails are groomed and tracks are set. Come on out and brave the brr! we’re open from 10am-4pm today!

Heat Wave!

If the temperature has been keeping you from joining us at the Nordic Center, today will be a good day to change that – we’re in the twenties, with no wind.  Still far from spring-like, but a welcome (and temporary) reprieve.  On top of that, scant overnight snow has allowed us to create at least 15K of nice firm surface for classic and skate skiing.  Special thanks to outgoing Nordic Supervisor Chris Gordon, who is spending his last day on the job, and on the groomer.  If you see Gordy today, say hi and wish him well.

Saturday, February 21st!

Still super chilly, but at least we aren’t in the negatives! Time to bust out the shorts, right!?

Thanks to our hard working buddy Eric, trails were groomed last night and haven’t been totally destroyed by the wind!

Rental hut will be open from 10-dusk today. We are supposed to see a few more inches of snow throughout the day!

Hope to see you soon!

Get Warm, Stay Warm

On the chilly side at the Nordic Center today, but we are open for business, the hut and bathrooms are toasty. Groomed last night on Flying Squirrel, West Brook, Treeline/Stump Jump and West Maze.  In short, there’s lots of good firm surface out there for skating, thought the cold makes the snow plenty grippy for classic.

Only 3 more day’s of Presidents Week!

We got a couple more inches of snow last night and the groomer was out all morning driving in circles!  Tracks will not be set today because of high winds :(

With that said today will be another cold windy day so make sure you bring layers and a shell!

It’s Wednesday!

You know what that means?! It’s going to be a beautiful day today! We’ve got 15km of trails groomed for skate and 12km of machine set tracks. In all seriousness though, it’s supposed to be a beautiful day so come on over and play!

Sunny and Warm(er)!

It’s a beautiful day up here at Hope Lake, and perfect conditions for cross-country skiing.  Expecting highs in the low 20s today, and the sun is out!  We have dug out the heavy drifting on the lower sections of East Brook and Lost Trail and have been grooming since early this morning.   Just a reminder – this being Presidents’ Week, we are open tomorrow (Wednesday).  Forecast for tomorrow is similar.  See you on the trails…

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