Hidden Valley is getting a little more freah snow tonight and with cold temperatures the grooming is going well. It is still early to declare victory but our hopes are high that ski conditions are improving. Here's hoping the cold weather holds.
Lots of fresh snow and the groomers are busy, but we do not consider Hidden Valley ski trails open for the season quite yet. There are still dangerous rocky areas and great care is advised using any of the trails. We also still have trees down and snow laden brush over many trails. It would be best to let the groomers do their work and we will keep you posted.
We have completed mowing our summer trails in preparation for the first snows of the season and early grooming. This makes for great biking and hiking at Hidden Valley. Come on out and enjoy.
The last of our snow base at Hidden Valley is now slush or bare ground, and all trails are closed to skiing. Summer bikers and hikers should take care in soft and wet areas not to leave tire and boot prints that will be hard to get out later. Enjoy the summer.
Hidden Valley is still open. We are grooming Birch Highlands, Sommers, Powerline and Voyageurs Highway. Bambas is only skiable from Voyageurs Highway back to the chalet. This may be the last week of skiing for this season. It is all dependent on overnight low temperatures. As long as the trails can refreeze overnight then grooming will continue. Get out and ski while you still can. From Wayne
The Last? The Best!
|Hidden Valley received an inch of very wet, icy snow last week. It served us well. Skiing is overall better today than it was, amazingly. Although the trails haven't been groomed, the skating was fast and smooth!
Enjoy the warm temps, morning sunshine and wind in on your face as you fly.
Recommend skiing Birch Highlands to Sommers, although the Powerline might be fine as well. Voyageurs Highway looks good and is skiable down to the Bambas.
Best to avoid skiing in the heat of the day in order to preserve the trails. In other words, you'll cause deep ruts, hard to ski over in morning for those who do that sort of thing.
We may be the last skiing in the state. Certainly it's the best!
As a side note, the lake skiing is nice now as well. Get out for a long tour. From Tyler