The Mercer area received approximately 2-3 inches of light snow on Tuesday, 2/19. MECCA Trail groomers were out early on Wednesday morning mixing the new snow with the cold base. New classical tracks were set along with renovating and combing the skate lane. Because of the cold temps, tracks set up hard and the skate surface is very firm and level. Conditions are very good to excellent.
It is official! We are open for the season with all trails groomed and tracked this week. This will be the best skiing we have ever had for the Holiday Season so don’t miss out on this early skiing. The snowshoe trails have been packed and cleared. You never know what Old Mother Nature may have in store for us so don’t miss this opportunity. We got out and rolled and leveled the first storm, then rolled the next 10″ snowfall and groomed it up. The deck is better than we expected and should get better the next grooming. Still a few holes but for first snow, get out and enjoy.
November has started out really cold. Temps at night are consistently down into the teens (we’ve even hit single digits) and only into the twenties during the day. Without an insulating blanket of snow, that means the swamps and trails will freeze early. It looks like when we do get snow, it won’t just melt off in a day. For safety, and to avoid conflict, trails will be closed until at least after the Gun Deer Season the week of Thanksgiving,