Trail Report: Tie City Trail Network 2-22-15

This morning Al said to me “Hey, Rebecca you should go skiing. I’ll hang out with the boys but you should go and have some fun.”

I wanted to go skiing, and the offer of a few hours of kid-free skiing was too good to pass up but I also wanted to sit in front of the fireplace wrapped in a fleece blanket working on my new baby, the Hike Like A Woman website.

Finally about 10:30 I peeled myself from the couch, changed into my ski clothes and headed up the mountain.

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And I am so glad I did.

The skiing was perfect. The air was frigid. The snow was soft, cold and dry and I’m pretty sure that I skied every trail on the mountain, only finally coming home because I still had a mountain of work to do.

Here are the trail conditions of the Tie City trail network.

  • Date: 2/22/15
  • Time: 11 am-12:30 pm MST
  • Temperature: -5°F (ish).
  • Weather: Cloudy with a few random snowflakes
  • Wind: Slight breeze
  • Trails Skied: All of ’em
  • Snowpack: The recent storm has really helped with snowpack. All of the bare patches are covered up again, hopefully it’ll stay that way for at least another month or so.
  • Snow conditions: Snow is deep, powdery and cold. If you don’t have the right grind and a cold wax job skating is going to be rough out there today and probably tomorrow. The ice crystals on the snow are just too sharp and grabby providing a lot of resistance and the snow is so light and cold that it’s hard to pack it down to a nice fast skating platform. But, the classic skiing….amazing!
  • Grooming: Randy was packing the trails while I was out there, check out the current grooming report here.  Currently there are not classic tracks set.
  • Wax: For glide it’s perfect for Start Green (do they even still make Start Green?). I had some old Toko dibloc blue kick wax on from a few weeks ago that I didn’t feel like switching out at the trailhead and it was slow and sticky so if you’re a classic skier I’d recommend a colder wax so you don’t compromise glide.

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What are the other trail conditions in the area?

 

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