It’s nice to see some snow. Definitely more than was forecast. Some tests were conducted yesterday and it seems that the snow compacts to about 2 cm on top of a hard, irregular ice base. With the additional evening snow there may be enough to test roll and perhaps track-set in places. This will happen this morning. Stay tuned.
Thinking we should invest in an amphibious vehicle.
DRXC is the Deep River Cross Country Ski Club, Deep River, Ont. The club grooms 10km of classic-only trails and another 10km of combined skating+classic trails in woodland on the east side of the townsite. (Visitors will find our skating trails narrow.) This blog focuses on ski conditions of the groomed trails. Comments should be directed to the club executive. Contact information is listed here.
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Some trial work has been done on K and to quote the man who did the work,
“The de-aerated snow was about 3-4 cm deep after rolling, so setting a track is hopeless. The snowmobile skis were into the dirt the whole time. The snow is extremely fine powder that flies everywhere and I have no idea if K will be skiable.”
With the forecast for warming and possible rain, there are no plans for further grooming. Hope for snow.
It’s here – The machines are being ‘groomed’ as I speak. PAXC typically needs 20cm. Their trails are on ‘roads’ – ours are not so we need more. We will groom as soon as we can, though. Stay tuned for updates. It’s beginning to look a l………..