Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wirth snowmaking


With new snow falling Wirth today continued to be marginally skiable. Rock skis only as there were several wet spots and a couple extremely dirty sections, even with the new snow. Unless there are a couple inches it should continue to be marginal like this—although a bit of snow blown strategically on the dirty parts of the course would do wonders. They really need to invest in a few hours of snowmaking to touch this up and get it in good shape.

With the new, wet snow falling it was very, very, very slow—I V2ed down the downhills and came to stops in places where, a few days ago, I was flying. Rock skis are especially good for these conditions because, at least in the case of mine, they have had a lot of natural stone-(and asphalt-) grinding to introduce structure. Still, without fluoros, and lots of them, it's wicked slow out there. If it freezes well, however, it could be good fast grass skiing across the course. Time will tell.

I can only get to two trails at most, on a good day! Check out all the trail reports at skinnyski.com

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