Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 2-6"
Date of Report: February 5, 2023
Another heavy weekend. 17 up in the Powell Marsh is thin at the bridge. Sleds are starting to bypass the bridge and go around in the marsh. Some stones are showing on the rest of the grade there. Trail 5 into the casino is good. 17 through the switchbacks around Raven Lake has bare corners, and the banks are getting smaller. We continue to pull down what we can but the snow is getting tired. 17 south from Raven Lake is starting to hold what we groom a little better now that it is warmer, so the rumble strips do not come back as fast. We need snow, but we are holding our own. Lakes had a little drifting so there are a few moguls, but the icy railroad tracks we had from the slush are gone. Fence Lake is NOT marked, and won’t be. Not sure if the boss will start a staggered stand down on grooming yet, but we may be getting there. Looks like Monday is OK at 31/8 – with 1-2″ snow, but Tues 35/30, Wed 42/22, and Thurs 40/21. Sunshine predicted mid week with the warm temps. We will see what shakes out. Mark