Thank you for returning. I'm blown away.
A few inches of snow fell over the past few days. Problem is, we don't know how many. If the snow would've just fallen vertically, the skiing would be fantastic. Still, our groomer does his job and we are in business!
Don't be fooled by the icy sights from the parking lot. Get on the Birch Highlands or the Sommers or even most of the back half of the Bambas, and you are skiing in mid-winter conditions. Avoid the bowl and the powerline.
See you out there! Tyler Fish's Post on Facebook
Cool weather has returned and our base of snow has held up reasonably well. The trails have been groomed, classic tracks set, and for the most part all trail are open. Now we just need a little fresh snow.
All ski trails at Hidden Valley are closed for now due to this heat wave and rain in the middle of February. Ugh! We still have a base of snow and the trails will be reopened once the temperatures drop. Think snow.
What a great day. The Ely Girls win State for the first time under sunny skies at Giants Ridge warming the hearts of all the Nordic skiing fans at the meet. It was thrilling to see Erin come down that last hill leading the field and make that turn on to the homestretch to the finish line. Her performance was matched by strong skiing by our entire Section team bringing home a solid win. How great is that! This makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Please join us in celebrating this victory with the young skiers at MYSL tomorrow, Sunday the 19th, at Hidden Valley. Let's recognize our skiers and coaches for this fine achievement. See you there.
The forecast is for 5 days of very warm weather and some rain. We are watching this closely and may need to close the ski trails to protect our snow base, in order to extend skiing into March. Stay tuned and check the Trail Kiosk for trail status information before skiing. Thanks so much for your consideration of trail conditions.
Great news. Our Ely Nordic Girls Ski Team took first place in the Section races last week and now it is on to State. Erin Bianco finished in first place against a very strong field We send the entire 7 member Girls team to State along with Simon Stouffer who also qualified. See you all there.