Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cross Country Grooming Schedule

With the rain this morning I don't think many skiers will be looking to get out today, but if anyone does, good luck staying dry!

As we have been dialing in our new grooming equipment, we have also arrived at our grooming schedule.  Going forward we will be grooming the course on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Just like in the past, if we receive a measurable snowfall, we will also groom on any Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

In addition, as you all know, snow conditions this time of year can be variable.  Thank you all for your patience as we work with our new equipment to produce the best possible course for the variety of snow conditions which we may encounter.

Have fun and stay safe!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Storm & Cross Country Track

I hope everyone is hanging in there after this last week's brutal weather system wreaked havoc on a variety of local infrastructure, businesses, and private property.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by the storm.  And many thanks for the hard work from those working to restore power and keep our roads safe. 

As you all know, with these freeze/thaw cycles a variety of slick road and walk way conditions may exist.  Please be careful and stay safe out there.

As far as our cross country track goes, our new grooming equipment has performed reasonably well given the aforementioned freeze and thaws.  However, a variety of hazardous conditions exist on the front nine ski loop.  Therefore, we will have holes #2 - #9 closed this weekend with hopes of re-opening them on Monday. 

In addition, a couple of the neighborhood moose were spotted around the property this morning and as the snow melts and freezes they will likely be more active, getting around easier, and looking for more places to forage.  So as always, please give these winter residents of ours the right of way.

Have fun and be safe out there.  And stay tuned for cross country track conditions and maybe a few photos.

Thanks.
  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season! With ample December snowfall we have been grooming the cross country ski track and it is in pretty good shape.  We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new grooming system and look forward to providing an improved track with the addition of a classic ski track.  This new system should allow us to groom on days that we have not received new snowfall so we will be putting together a grooming schedule as well as grooming on the days of new snow.

In addition, please be aware with the bitterly cold temperatures we will not be grooming if the air temperature does not break 5 degrees Fahrenheit by noon on any given day.  This will help ensure the safety of our staff.

Also, as a friendly reminder, please limit the use of the golf course to the marked track and path that is staked around the golf course.  For example, I understand that snowshoers may want to stay of the groomed trail to respect the skiers.  Please simply hike adjacent to the track.  This will help us minimize the damage that the golf course may incur over the winter months while still providing a great winter experience for all.  And come next, spring we will be able to get the golf course in prime condition that much faster. 

Be aware, too, that moose have been spotted in recent days grazing around the golf course on some of their favorite willows and aspens.  I hope everyone enjoying the winter activities here has a chance to see these beautiful creatures, but remember this can be a tough time of year for them so please give them the right of way. 

Have fun! Stay safe and warm out there!  

Thank you.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Irrigation System Winterization

Today we will finish blowing out the irrigation system.  The process has gone smoothly despite the weather we encountered earlier in the week. 

If you are a home owner with an irrigation system attached to the golf course you are more than welcome to utilize the provided air pressure to blow out your system as well.  Please call the maintenance office at 733-7802 if you have any questions.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Golf Course Closed

If the weather wasn't enough to get someone waxing skis and storing golf clubs, today we are officially closed for the 2016 golf season.  However, our work is never done.  With the severity of winters in our corner of the world, we are already preparing for the 2017 season.  The work done over the next few weeks is very important to how the golf course survives the winter.  For this reason, please be reminded that the golf course is closed to all traffic until the cross country track opens for the winter season.  Thank you all in advance, this closure helps ensure that we will complete our final preparations for winter in a safe and efficient manner.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Closing Day

The last day of every golf season is always bittersweet.  Today, the weather is matching this mood.    The conditions scream 'mud season'!  Our weather station has recorded over a half inch of rain in the last 24 hours.  With the rain there is no frost delay.  The first tee time will be at 10:00 AM and we will still allow carts today.  But please stay on the paths where they are available and look out for the random wet spot. 

Staying on the cart paths is particularly important this time of year as the turf is beginning to enter its winter dormancy period.  Any damage sustained now will likely take until next spring to heal and unnecessary compaction may effect how the course drains in the spring.

Thanks to all of those who enjoyed our golf course this year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful season...  I am already looking forward to next year!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Frost Delay

It was a cold one last night... the overnight low our weather station recorded was 20 degrees Fahrenheit!  While it is warming now, temperatures are still below freezing.  We are looking at getting the first tee time out at 11:30 am.  Please contact the pro shop for the most up to date frost delay information.