M and K loops have been freshened up this evening, with new classic tracks and new skate surfaces. D loop has also been track set. The skate tracks on S, B and H have also been restored, and as an outcome of doing that, the hills no longer have snowplow ruts and ridges .. the hills are smooth now. The hard surface under the snow doesn’t serve well with all the skiing, so the hills might get rutted again after a few days.
Loops D, R, X and C were not touched this time, but withna bit of new snow coming, we’re hoping to freshen up those trails later in a few days.
Most trails were groomed last night and this morning in time for SKI FEST! We had just enough snow to perform leveling on D, R, X, and C, so enjoy the smooth ride … finally. On C loop there are still some icy spots near the shoreline of the Ottawa River (near Voyageur Rock).
K loop under the hydro lines was rolled and track set last night as well.
M, S, H, B and M extension were levelled, rolled and track set this morning, so we are at 100% in our grooming.
Enjoy the fabulous winter weather this weekend and into the week ahead.
All of the DRXC loops were re-groomed last night for your weekend enjoyment. All except B loop, that is. This grooming includes track setting and rolling the skate trails.
B loop and the ungroomed sections of S and H were track set. On Friday those loops were flattened in preparation for track setting, but the resulting skate track is a bit rough in places. The skate track is also a bit narrow right now, but we intend to widen it more after the next snowfall.
Be cautious of the hills … the conditions are fast, and the falls could be hard.
Last night a couple of our groomers rolled and track set M, S, H and K loops, so there is fresh terrain to enjoy this morning. For the other loops set under the forest canopy, we didn’t accumulate enough snow to groom D and the riverside loops R, X and C, but they are still enjoyable to ski.
For those of you that prefer to not ski the hills on M loop, Kings Road was also track set (middle or intermediate M).
There will be an attempt later this morning to start packing and levelling B loop, and the parts of M, S, and H that have until now been left natural, so please watch out for the groomers.