Due to warm weather and recent rains trail conditions at Hidden Valley are a little precarious. Grooming has been suspended on all Hidden Valley trails. Skiing can continue as long as the skier does not create ruts. Rutted tracks which refreeze might not be re-groomable. Please refrain from walking on trails until all hope is lost. If freezing temperatures return along with fresh snow, grooming may be able to create skiable trails as long as the base has not been destroyed by walking or "slush skiing".
We have also decided not to offer another Cndlelight Ski this year. The luminaries are melting.
Just a note to skiers: Hidden Valley trails survived the rains and warm weather in good shape. With cooler temps and a little fresh snow, we have groomed all the trails, set fresh classic tracks, and reset the scenery with every twig now covered with snow. Come on out and welcome back all our local skiers who did so well in the Birkie yesterday.
Congratulations all around for both the boys and girls teams who each skied to 5th place in the State Tournament. That is a fine accomplishment for the little school at the end of the road competing against the largest schools in the state. Come on out an enjoy the luminary lit trails tonight.
Come on out and support our great Nordic ski teams. The JV competes at Giants Ridge Wednesday afternoon in the Charlie Banks race and the Section 7 leading varsity team competes in the State Meet on Thursday at Giants Ridge. These are great athletic events and a real spectacle for fans. See you there.
What a great day for the entire Ely Nordic skiing community! There was a nice crowd and great weather for the pursuit races at Giants Ridge on Thursday. The Ely boys ran away with the skate races and held on to win the classic race in the afternoon, posting a team win at 375 points with Duluth East in second place with 359 points. Seth Prigge skied to second place overall with Cole Helms right behind in third place. In the girls race it was a little closer with Ely on top earning 369 to Duluth East's 360. Erin Bianco skied to third place with Ryan Prigge in seventh.
Come on out and support our teams. The state meet is Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Giants Ridge starting at 10:00 A.M.