X-C Ski & Snowshoe Conditions

Report for

Friday March 20th

Trails

Closed.  Will need a significant snowfall before trails can be used for snow sports.

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 service no longer available this ski season.  Group dinners available with advance arrangements.  

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

Comments

Warm temperatures last week took away much of the snow cover and then temperatures below freezing overnight caused the remaining snow to freeze.  So there is a thin hard base which is not skiable.  If we get a significant snowfall it may be possible to re-open, but this may be the end of the season.  

For the 2018-19 season we plan to groom only our flatter/easier trails for classic/track x-c skiing (5 km) 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 36 km 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

2" to 6" with thin spots & bare spots

Surface Conditions

Frozen granular & hard pack

Kilometers Open for Skiing

0

Percent of Ski Trails Open

0

Kilometers Groomed

0

Kilometers Tracked

0

Kilometers Skate Groomed

0.  No skate skiing at any time

Kilometers for Snowshoeing

0

Thought for the Day

Closed