Grooming Report 2/10/2017

Grooming Disclaimer: The trails have really shaped up today. All Trails in the Club will have nice corduroy and perfectly set tracks for your enjoyment. Skiing should be great for both skate and classic. Come enjoy the warmer temps. To keep up with the snow Lost Trail Ski Area is double shifting the Piston Bully this weekend so keep you eye out for safety. Trails Groomed between 4 am and 9am are marked with an am the second shift is marked with and X. We will get to the Multiple Use Trails this after noon and tomorrow.

Trail Name: Easiest

Groomed

Comments:

CD Trail

am

Broadway

am

Cut Thru

X

Sunny Meadows

am

Timber Trail

am

Technique

X

Sentinel Meadows

X

Moose Trail

am

Solitude Trail

am

Windy Passage

X

Trail Name: More Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Lost Trail Loop

am

Herringbone

X

Gold Medal Loop

am

Vista View Trail

am

Josephs Creek Trail

am

Lower Loop

am

Trail Name: Most Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Whoopee

am

Banshee Trail

X

Middle Fork Trail

X

Trail Name: Multiple Use

Groomed

Comments:

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 0-7

Am-X

Groomed to Windy Corner

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 7-8

Overlook Trail

Sunshine Run

Rabbit Run

Coyote Run

Hogan’s Run

Trail Creek Road: Gibbons Pass Intersection to Hogan’s Cabin Turn off: 2.5 miles

Trail Creek Road: Hogan’s Cabin to Hwy 43: 5.2 miles

Comments Continued:

Grooming Report 2/9/2017

Grooming Disclaimer: 12 plus inches of snow fell on the trails since yesterday. This has been one of those storms that comes in warm and stays warm. The snow is very heavy and there is lots of it 27 plus inches. I groomed the trails that I groomed yesterday and a few more. I will try to get down on the lower trails tomorrow. It is very slow going.

Trail Name: Easiest

Groomed

Comments:

CD Trail

X

Broadway

X

Cut Thru

X

Sunny Meadows

X

Timber Trail

X

Technique

X

Sentinel Meadows

X

Moose Trail

Solitude Trail

X

Windy Passage

X

Trail Name: More Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Lost Trail Loop

XHerringbone

X

Gold Medal Loop

Vista View Trail

Josephs Creek Trail

Lower Loop

Trail Name: Most Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Whoopee

X

Banshee Trail

Middle Fork Trail

Trail Name: Multiple Use

Groomed

Comments:

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 0-7

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 7-8

Overlook Trail

Sunshine Run

Rabbit Run

Coyote Run

Hogan’s Run

Trail Creek Road: Gibbons Pass Intersection to Hogan’s Cabin Turn off: 2.5 miles

Trail Creek Road: Hogan’s Cabin to Hwy 43: 5.2 miles

Comments Continued:

Grooming Report 2/8/2017

Date:____2-8-2017_______ Temp:____28_______F

Snowing During Grooming: _Yes____ No Snow During Grooming:_____

Grooming Disclaimer: 14 inches of new snow was on the Multiple Use Trails since last groomed Saturday morning. I groomed and set track on some of main trails in the club today because of so much snow. The rest of the Club Trails will be groomed Thursday Morning.

Trail Name: Easiest

Groomed

Comments:

CD Trail

X

Broadway

X

Cut Thru

Sunny Meadows

Timber Trail

X

Technique

Sentinel Meadows

X

Moose Trail

Solitude Trail

X

Windy Passage

Trail Name: More Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Lost Trail Loop

Herringbone

Gold Medal Loop

Vista View Trail

Josephs Creek Trail

Lower Loop

Trail Name: Most Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Whoopee

Banshee Trail

Middle Fork Trail

Trail Name: Multiple Use

Groomed

Comments:

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 0-7

X

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 7-8

X

Overlook Trail

X

Sunshine Run

X

Rabbit Run

X

Coyote Run

X

Hogan’s Run

X

Trail Creek Road: Gibbons Pass Intersection to Hogan’s Cabin Turn off: 2.5 miles

Trail Creek Road: Hogan’s Cabin to Hwy 43: 5.2 miles

Comments Continued: More grooming of the multiple use trails will be done on Friday.

Grooming Report 2/4/107

Bitterroot Cross Country Club

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Gibbons Pass Multiple Use Trail System

Grooming Report

Date:__2-4-2017_________ Temp:___27________F

Snowing During Grooming:__Y___ No Snow During Grooming:_____

Grooming Disclaimer: The Piston Bully Crew is back up and rolling. We are a little behind but should be fully groomed out by the middle of today. All the multiple use trails should be completed by tomorrow. We are running 2 shifts today to catch back up. The trails groomed during the early shift (4am-9am) will be marked with an X-E the trails being groomed during the day (9am-completion) will be marked with and X. the emergency exit was groomed today. Have a great day out on the trails.

Trail Name: Easiest

Groomed

Comments:

CD Trail

X

Broadway

X

Cut Thru

X-E

Sunny Meadows

X-E

Timber Trail

X

Technique

X

Sentinel Meadows

X-E

Moose Trail

X

Solitude Trail

X-E

Still a little rough.

Windy Passage

X-E

Still a little rough.

Trail Name: More Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Lost Trail Loop

X-E

Herringbone

X-E

Gold Medal Loop

X

Vista View Trail

X-E

Josephs Creek Trail

X-E

Lower Loop

X-E

Trail Name: Most Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Whoopee

X-E

Banshee Trail

X-E

Middle Fork Trail

X-E

Trail Name: Multiple Use

Groomed

Comments:

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 0-7

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 7-8

Overlook Trail

Sunshine Run

Rabbit Run

Coyote Run

Hogan’s Run

Trail Creek Road: Gibbons Pass Intersection to Hogan’s Cabin Turn off: 2.5 miles

Trail Creek Road: Hogan’s Cabin to Hwy 43: 5.2 miles

Comments Continued:

Grooming Report 1/27/2017

Grooming Report 1/27/2017

The pisten bully from Lost Trail that has been doing most of the trail grooming this season broke down earlier this week on Windy Passage, and had to be dragged out, which made quite a mess on Windy Passage and Gibbons. The Pisten Bully was still broken down on friday and was not able to groom, but our volunteer grooming crew headed out on snowmobiles and groomed all of the ski trails except Sentinel Ridge. The multi use trails were not groomed. On most trails the classic tracks were still in fine condition, so they were left as-is and not regroomed. Grooming with the Pisten Bully is expected to resume next friday, 2/3/2017 Several trees were removed from Middle Fork, and the Pisten Bully should now be able to groom that trail again.

Grooming Report 1/20/2017

Bitterroot Cross Country Club

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Gibbons Pass Multiple Use Trail System

Grooming Report

Date:_____1-20-2017______ Temp:____20_______F

Snowing During Grooming:_____ No Snow During Grooming:__y___

Grooming Disclaimer: Skiing should be great. You will see some new experimental trails being groomed between CD Trail and Broadway. These new loops will be widened and flattened as the weather permits. The new loops are a little bumpy but will be perfect for learning to Skate Ski in the near future. More new trails to come. These new trails aid in the grooming process creating better flow for and new beginner terrain in the club.

Trail Name: Easiest

Groomed

Comments:

CD Trail

x

Broadway

x

Cut Thru

x

Sunny Meadows

x

Timber Trail

x

Track set on only one side.

Technique

x

Sentinel Meadows

x

Moose Trail

x

Solitude Trail

x

Windy Passage

x

Trail Name: More Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Lost Trail Loop

x

Herringbone

x

Gold Medal Loop

x

Vista View Trail

x

Josephs Creek Trail

x

Lower Loop

x

Trail Name: Most Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Whoopee

x

Banshee Trail

x

Middle Fork Trail

No grooming until 3 trees are removed making it hard to groom. Skiing still should be great.

Trail Name: Multiple Use

Groomed

Comments:

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 0-7

x

Grooming starts after 9 am

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 7-8

x

Grooming starts after 9 am

Overlook Trail

x

Grooming starts after 9 am

Sunshine Run

x

Grooming starts after 9 am

Rabbit Run

x

Grooming starts after 9 am

Coyote Run

x

Grooming starts after 9 am

Hogan’s Run

x

Grooming starts after 9 am

Trail Creek Road: Gibbons Pass Intersection to Hogan’s Cabin Turn off: 2.5 miles

Trail Creek Road: Hogan’s Cabin to Hwy 43: 5.2 miles

Comments Continued:

Grooming Report 1/12/2017

Bitterroot Cross Country Club

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Gibbons Pass Multiple Use Trail System

Grooming Report

Date:________1-12-2017___ Temp:_____10______F

Snowing During Grooming:_____ No Snow During Grooming:__x___

Grooming Disclaimer: 14” of snow fell this week. The Emergency Exit Groomed today. The grooming was slow going today not all trails got groomed. Grooming will continue Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This week is the Darby Dog Sled Derby. Come out and enjoy the Bitterroots newest up and coming sport at Lost Trail Pass

Trail Name: Easiest

Groomed

Comments:

CD Trail

x

Broadway

x

Groomed for Skate

Cut Thru

x

Groomed for Skate

Sunny Meadows

x

Groomed for Skate

Timber Trail

x

Technique

Sentinel Meadows

x

Groomed for Skate

Moose Trail

x

Groomed for Skate

Solitude Trail

x

Windy Passage

x

New OFF BROADWAY

x

Groomed for Skate

Trail Name: More Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Lost Trail Loop

x

Herringbone

x

Groomed for Skate

Gold Medal Loop

x

Groomed for Skate

Vista View Trail

x

Josephs Creek Trail

x

Groomed for Skate

Lower Loop

x

Trail Name: Most Difficult

Groomed

Comments:

Whoopee

x

Upper Groomed

Banshee Trail

Powder

Middle Fork Trail

x

Trail Name: Multiple Use

Groomed

Comments:

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 0-7

1-11-17

Gibbons Pass Road: mi 7-8

1-11-17

Overlook Trail

1-11-17

Sunshine Run

1-11-17

Rabbit Run

1-11-17

Coyote Run

1-11-17

Hogan’s Run

Trail Creek Road: Gibbons Pass Intersection to Hogan’s Cabin Turn off: 2.5 miles

Trail Creek Road: Hogan’s Cabin to Hwy 43: 5.2 miles

1-13-17

Comments Continued: