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.
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.
- You can grab a trail map for the ski trails here or overall area here.
- And be sure to check out the grooming report before you head up.
What are the other trail conditions in the area?