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!