Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19 Conditions

Put the rakes and the brooms down!

When it was raining in town yesterday Bull Mountain received 1 cm of fresh snow.  Malcolm and I groomed the new snow in and the skate lanes are perfect and all trails have been groomed this am.  We will be closing the gates after today due to significant warming in the weather.

Thanks again for making the season a success.

Enjoy your ski! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017 Conditions

Scott and I groomed all of the centers last night, so with it not freezing there should be a soft layer on top.  We will do the same tomorrow am.  Watch for icy trail sections especially in the Canyon View Winchester area on Cataline.  Sections of wrangler by the timing hut  have ice puddles and Cataline is also bypassed through the stadium.  We did not reset any of the classic tracks as the snow depths are highly variable along all trail sections however the trail centers will be nice for classic today also.

I was told by a young lady skiing last night that it was the best it has been all season for skate skiing.

Enjoy your ski!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Season Is Coming to an End

Well the warm weather this week has significantly reduced our snow pack and the ice puddles are currently growing on the trails.  We will be grooming trail centers on Friday night and Sunday morning for those that want to ski.

This will be the last grooming of the season so thank you very much for a spectacular year.  We have had our challenges with snow and probably opened with the lowest snow pack ever.  If we were still grooming with the Pisten Bully I am not sure if the trails would have been groomed this year with the 3-5" base we have been working with.  I would like to thank the executive for the countless hours of organizing it takes to run a facility like ours.

Thanks again to all of our volunteers, for grooming, brushing, mowing, slashing, cleaning, timing, course marshaling and the countless other jobs that were completed.

It is going to be a very busy summer up at Bull Mountain this summer so if you are interested in construction, trail maintenance, beetle probing, let us know.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12, 2017

All the trails are groomed up again after the snow on Saturday.  Conditions are great today with temperatures still below zero.  A bit of a struggle getting out of bed early enough with the time change, but after a coffee I was good to go.  Bob was up there before me warming up the sleds and hooking up the groomers as I arrived.  We focused on the upper trails for the early morning enthusiasts, and had lots of smiles and thanks for the effort.
Enjoy your Ski!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11, 2017 Conditions

It should be a great day up there today with 6 inches of new snow yesterday.  It has been awhile since we have been able to use hard waxes in March so enjoy another klister free weekend. 

Sean, Brian and Mike packed all of the trails Friday evening and Malcolm and Mike are setting tracks and grooming this morning.  If you see them setting tracks give the tracks sometime to set up before you step into them.  The lower section of Kiwanis is still closed since we are damaging our equipment whenever we try to groom it.  But everything else should be good to go. 

Lots of people up yesterday afternoon and evening enjoying the deep powder and I saw the odd tele turn and bum print as I was packing last night which always makes me smile.

Enjoy your ski!

Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 Conditions

The grooming crew will be attempting to pack and reset the tracks for Saturday and Sunday.  We have received 6"'s of snow as of Friday afternoon and are expecting more into Saturday. 

The forecast is calling for no freezing Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with double digit daily highs.  The forecast for the next several weeks is above zero daily and below at night.  So we are expecting conditions to become very icy quickly after this weekend.  Unfortunately this maybe the last weekend of skiing this year and we will keep you posted when the gate closes for this year.

The WLCCSC would also like to thank Westfraser Mills for their generous donation of a lift of lumber to repair our gates for races.

Have a great ski!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

school ski races a success

Hl. What a great day. Im very happy with how it went. I think the new out of town teams also had a blast. Thanks to all those who helped out in one way or another; mike malcolm and sean with grooming. Also to stadium setup crew and timing crew (glen d jimm s radoolas roger nara ann ordele etc).
 If you have club equipment please remember to return it back to me once skiing is over for the season at the end of march. Ill setup a time for all to bring upto hut. Enjoy the fantastic conditions and trails for the next couple of weeks. I hope everyone had fun and enjoyed the jackrabbit season and hope to see you all again next season. We have an amazing group of kids in our group!!!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday March 5th Conditions:

Significant snowfall on Friday night just in time for race day.  Our volunteers have been  working from well before dawn to well past dark to get the snow groomed and the race tracks prepared. All tracks will be groomed for Sunday morning.  Please respect course boundaries as laid out by Sean in the post below.  That being said please don't be discouraged from coming out to ski tomorrow as there are many trails not dedicated to our racers.