Grand Nordic Corner May 8, 2020

Grand Nordic Corner May 8, 2020

The last two weeks of warm sunshine has made it official.  Nordic skiing is over in the lower valleys in Grand County.  If you can get to it, there is still a lot of snow in high country.  Rivers are just starting to come up, that means there is still a lot of melting...
Crust Skiing is Here!

Crust Skiing is Here!

Whee! I was gliding almost effortlessly across the top of the snow down a gentle hill in the meadow below our house with the dog chasing at my heels!  Who needs trails?  I love this time of year – Crust skiing is here… February was snowmagedon setting new accumulation...
XC BC Report April 8, 2020

XC BC Report April 8, 2020

One of the things that has become most evident as a result of the ‘Shelter in place’ and ‘get exercise close to home’ orders has been that exercise is considered by many to be on the list of high priorities. And well it should be. Getting out for an hour or so of...
Mid-March XC Backcountry Report

Mid-March XC Backcountry Report

Crust season is upon us, though the ability to stay on the surface depends greatly on aspect, or degree of exposure to the sun. South facing and flat, open aspects have gotten plenty saturated during the warmth of these past sunny days, so that with the firming chill...
Grand Nordic Corner – February 20, 2020

Grand Nordic Corner – February 20, 2020

Snowmagedon continues!  In the last couple of weeks the local resorts have reported up the 48inches of accumulation for just a couple days and the totals keep mounting.  On my own back patio at the top of Red Dirt Hill, it was another foot every other day. The joke...