There are plans to groom the 3 km skate loop again for the weekend. This may be the last grooming this season so enjoy it while it lasts!
All DRXC trails were groomed today for classic skiing and skate skiing, including K Loop under the hydro lines. We have 100% grooming coverage.
For classic skiers that are concerned about the hills on M and D, a section of King’s Road has been track set to allow you to bypass the hill on M Loop. This shorter length of M (Medium M?) is a test to see if people find this beneficial, so be sure to dust off your skis if you have been holding back because of the hills. NOTE that King’s Road is a multi-use trail, so don’t be discouraged if some people snowshoe on the tracks or a passing snow mobile roughs up the track.
All DRXC trails were groomed earlier in the week, and they remain in very good condition. K Loop (under the hydro lines) was groomed today for classic and skate skiing, in preparation for tomorrow’s DRXC instruction activities. M Loop was re-groomed also today, providing fresh terain for skate skiers and classic skiers.
Aa of noon today, all DRXC trails have been track set for classic skiing and groomed for skate skiing.
We are patiently waiting for the temperature to drop more than it has been since the Sunday night/Monday morning snowfall. Rolling was conducted this morning on M, S, H, and B (but not K), so skate skiers have groomed conditions to enjoy, but we are delaying track setting to avoid an icey finish.
For classic skiers, the old tracksetting has been skied on, so you will not be breaking trail if you get out today. Also, the rolling carried out on the skate trails was done in a way that the classic track was largely preserved. The exception is with B Loop, where the classic tracking was obliterated in the rolling.
Every loop has been groomed for skate and classic for your weekend enjoyment. This includes B Loop for the first time this season. The only gap in the grooming was with H Loop, which remains with 5 cm powder.