It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday at Silver Crest this weekend! December 1st is the first day we are allowed to groom under our land use contract with the USFS (should there be enough snow coverage to groom at that point). We will keep you posted with grooming updates.
The trails are currently holding about 6″ of light snow. Coverage is great in places, a little rocky and thin in others, so please ski with caution & enjoy the trails.
It’s true, most Nordic skiers don’t usually get too excited about motorized equipment (yes, we enjoy our quiet time gliding through the snow) … but this piece of machinery we are so happy about and grateful for!
Adding to our grooming arsenal this season: a 2016 Arctic Cat Bearcat 7000XT GS, which our group purchased from Addictive Powersports of Great Falls.
Our annual Recreational Trails Program Grant (administered through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks) made it all possible, in addition to the generous donations we receive from our trail supporters. Look for this beautiful baby on the trails this season, with our new Yellowstone Track Systems Ginzugroomer in tow!
It kinda makes you want to be a groomer, right?? Let us know if you’re interested … contact us using the contact form, attend our groomer education day, and we will make your dream become a reality.
Silver Crest Trails Association volunteers spent a sunny October weekend day clearing brush & debris from the ski trails, preparing them for the nordic ski grooming season. Thank you to the volunteers who devoted their day improving the trails: Bonnie, Pam, Camille, Fen, Gerry, Mark, Bob, Mike & Chuck!
Yes, we know it’s only October, but the Silver Crest Trails Association board has already been busy meeting & making plans for the upcoming ski season! Enjoy these Fall days & sunshine while they last … then it’s on to playing in the snow!
There will be a trail maintenance work day on Sunday, October 11th; we will be meeting at the Silver Crest Trails parking lot at 10m (or meet to carpool from the 4B’s parking lot at 8:30am). We’ll be clearing existing trails of branches & debris before the grooming season starts. If any members or volunteers are interested in helping, please meet us there with your loppers, work gloves, personal water and food for the day. Any questions, please contact Chuck Jennings at email@example.com.
We look forward to a fun & successful ski season!
There was 2 inches of new snow, conditions were good to excellent from about 10am to 1:00pm. The base is quite firm and there is good coverage. Catch while you still can!
Although the weather has made grooming rather difficult for the past week or two, the trails are still in pretty good shape. With the fluctuating temperatures during the day, conditions can vary from icy to soft. Good conditions were reported between 11 am and 1:30 Pm over the weekend. Looks like some more fresh snow is coming and we hope to get up and do some grooming and track-setting this week.
It was a fantastic morning at Silver Crest Trails. Temperature was hovering just above freezing, and all trails were groomed and track set. Snow conditions were great. Thanks Mike.