X-C Ski & Snowshoe Conditions

Report for

Thursday March 29th

Trails

Saturday March 31st will be last day trails open for this season.  Closed Easter Sunday April 1st and beyond.

Lodge

The Inn is typically open daily with cozy warming room, water cooler, guest microwave, and guest refrigerator.  However, if trails are not open call ahead to esnure that inn is open.

X-C ski rentals and snowshoe rentals for all ages when trails are open.. 

Dinner available on Friday & Saturday nights.  Advance reservations suggested.  

For lunch we have chili, soup, and hot & cold soft drinks.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Comments

No new snow this week, but lots of snow still remaining after receiving 20 inches last week and 15 inches the week before.  The flatter/easier trails will be groomed & tracked for x-c skiing.  The remaining trails are still packed from last weekend and will be good for snowshoeing.

For the 2017-18 season we plan to only groom our flatter/easier trails for x-c skiing and to focus our attention on beginners, families, and overnight guests who want to x-c ski for an hour or two after checking in or prior to heading home. Our facility & terrain are very well-suited for these types of x-c skiers.  Experienced skiers or anyone looking for more kilometers of groomed trails will be better served by one of the larger commercial x-c ski areas.  The Eastman x-c ski operation is about 20 minutes from Dexter's Inn and offers 36km of groomed trails for both classic & skate x-c skiing.  Since Eastman does not offer overnight accommodations, we invite anyone looking to spend the night to stay at Dexter's Inn, and for those who do, we will provide a 50% discount on trail passes to Eastman.  

For snowshoeing we plan to pack about 10 km of trails for those who like to snowshoe on packed trails and to have an additional 15 km of trials signed & mapped but untouched for those who like to snowshoe on the fresh snow.  As such, we believe that we have snowshoe trails that can keep you busy for the full day if you so desire.  Experienced x-c skiers who wish to venture out on the packed and/or untouched snowshoe trails are welcome to do so at their own risk and with the understanding that these trails are not being groomed for x-c skiing.

Equipment rental for x-c skiing and snowshoeing is available for all ages.  We do not take advance reservations for equipment rental.  For very young children there is a Pulk pull sled for rent that the child can sit in while an adult pulls the sled via a waist harness.

Lessons for x-c skiing are available.  Advance reservations are strongly recommended for lessons.  We believe that taking a lesson will greatly enhance your understanding & enjoyment.  Our "We Love Begnner's" special includes a one-hour group lesson, equipment rental, and use of the trails for the remainder of the day for $40.  This beginner's special is typically available at 10 am on Saturdays & Sundays, weather permitting.  Private lessons are available at other mutually convenient times with advance notice.  Call ahead if you want to take a lesson.

Weather
New Snow

0

Base Depth

5" to 12" 

Surface Conditions

Variable conditions including packed powder, frozen granular, and hard pack

Kilometers Open for Skiing

5 km

Percent of Ski Trails Open

100% of ski trails

Kilometers Groomed

0 Km

Kilometers Tracked

Tracks in place from last weekend's groom

Kilometers Skate Groomed

0 No skate skiing at any time

Kilometers for Snowshoeing

30 Km

Thought for the Day

Last day for the season will be Saturday March 31st