2/27 Groomer report:

We got a little snow which enabled us to freshen up all skate trails. We are still grooming the Turtle River Pursuit trail for skate and classic use. The race course makes a great skate opportunity. The classic tracks are firm and with the little snow we got you should get good grip. Enjoy the Spring temps and conditions.

Recent freezing and thawing cycles created icy conditions.  Groomers were out last night renovating, cutting in new classic tracks and putting down new corduroy on the skate lanes.  Classical tracks are rated good to very good; skate lanes are very good to excellent.  Conditions are fast because of the ground-up ice crystals.  Get out and enjoy the MECCA Trails, there is still a lot of skiing this season.

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.

Trails were groomed on Friday, 2/7. A dusting of snow since then has helped the conditions making for a firm and fast skate bed and tracks.
This weekend 2/15 &16 we will be having our Turtle River Pursuit ski race and on 2/15 our Clair d’Loon Classic Tour. The trails from the Chalet Trailhead will be closed to the public all day Saturday and until 1 pm on Sunday. The Joe’s Shack Trailhead will be open both days with skiing available on the Voss Lk. Trail. There’s still time to register for the race this weekend or come cheer the participants on! Check our website for more information: meccatrails.com

The trail was groomed this morning for the weekend rush.  Multiple passes were made and they are in very good condition.  Track was reset and should be fast.  Those out training for the Turtle River Pursuit, the K markers have been put out on the course to give you an idea of distance.  Grooming for next weekends race will continue through the week after Sunday.

Trails were all groomed Saturday morning and are in great condition for the weekend.  Try to get out early before the temps get to high.  Hopefully the temps won’t get to high for to long.

We groomed the trail system on Monday morning and conditions are excellent.  The area of the Osprey loop by the Little Turtle Flowage is a little rough as we are attacking the drifts in that area to prepare for the Pusuit Race.  Please bear with us.  All other trails are in excellent conditions and will be regroomed for the weekend.  Thank You everyone who participated in our annual Candlelight Ski, it was a great success.  See you on the trail.

With the continued snowfall all week we got out and groomed Friday morning.  With the warm temps don’t expect a solid deck, but it did seem to firm up better than we thought.  We fought drifting in the open, but were able to flatten the trail into very good conditions for the weekend.  The track set deep and true so classical skiing should be excellent.  We will be preparing for the Candlelight Ski on Saturday at 5:00-8:00 so watch for equipment around the sanitary field.  Come out and enjoy this great weather and some hot cider or chocolate around the fire.  See you on the trail.

We were blessed with only 5″ of new snow out of this last system, so we went out last night and got it leveled out and tracked.  Spent 9 1/2 hours getting rid of drifts in the open and doubling up on the deck to firm it up.  Met some skiers this morning who said it was perfect.  We aim to please, so come out and enjoy.  See you on the trail.

Don’t forget the Candlelight next weekend.

All the trails were groomed and tracked with the new snow and are in excellent winter conditions.  We will continue to pack the race course to full width until race time but it will be groomed for best line classical until that weekend.  Come out and enjoy the great conditions.  See you on the trail!  Don’t forget the Candlelight Ski on January 25th at 5:00PM.