IF you are not a Club member, you may not be aware that many of the funds that support grooming the trails at Chief Joseph Pass come from grants. Grants are often based upon the number of people who ski on the trails. Verification for the number of people skiing at the pass comes from the sign-in sheets kept at the trailhead. Visitor sign-ins are extremely important and support the ability of our Club to continue receiving funds from grants.
EVERYONE (member or not)
PLEASE SIGN IN EVERY TIME
YOU SKI AT
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS.
Tuesday, December 3. 2013
The amount of snow that fell on the trails at Chief Joseph Pass over the last few days & nights far exceeded the amount that was forecast. Spots with the lowest amounts of new snow had at least 2 1/2 feet, most places had well over 3 feet, and some areas had new snow depths around 4 feet.
Large amounts of new snow, especially the heavy wet kind we received during this storm, make grooming very difficult — almost impossible. The grooming crew made a valiant effort to work the snow this morning, but spent most of the time digging snowmobiles out of deep snow. Exhausted by noon, the groomers made the decision to wait until the snow has settled for a few days before attempting to groom again. Because the weather forecast includes temperatures at or below zero for the next several days, don’t expect additional grooming of the trail system sooner than the middle of next week, Wednesday (11dec13).
Check out the Missoula Nordic website for current conditions at other ski areas.