End-of-December Backcountry XC Report

End-of-December Backcountry XC Report

Whether you wish to thank the Norse God of Winter Ullr, Mother Earth, Father Christmas, the Lord above, or whomever your Grace may be, the Colorado headwaters received the gift of fresh powder from Heaven, just in time for the Christmas Holiday. Several snowstorms...
Mid-December Backcountry XC Report

Mid-December Backcountry XC Report

As the shortest days of sunlight approach, the consensus is that the nordic skiing is “surprisingly good” from those who have made the drive past the Rodeo grounds outside of Fraser to the end of the open road. Past the Experimental Forest gates, closed to...

Off Track Report

One of the more difficult things to remember, living here in Winter Park, is that what you see out your door is not necessarily what you will find out on the forest and mountain trails. The distinct brown of the valley floor does not inform of the potential to be had...

Mid-November Cross Country Ski Report

The XC skiing is off to a much improved start over last year. Last week’s storm, followed with moderate temperatures has left enough white on the ground for some extended kick and glide sessions. Daily temperature fluctuations have been making for crunchy...

XC Ski Season Has Begun

The 2017/2018 ski season has begun for some with an early October snowstorm that left approximately a foot of heavy snow bending still-foliated deciduous trees to the ground, and straining many coniferous saplings beyond the point of no return. That snow is a distant...

Last XC BC Ski Update – Spring 2017

Today marks the last day of nordic ski touring center operations, and much of the valley is bare ground. For those who did not get enough kick and glide, there is still skiing to be had on the miles of trails and roads that remain unplowed in Grand County. Look away...