Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 6-10"
Date of Report: February 28, 2023
Hornshoe Trails had 6-8″ of new snow today.The entire trail system was groomed tonight. The snow has some decent moisture content, and seemed to pack down pretty well. Trail 1, Stearns Lake road, has a lot of snow. 17 from Woodruff all the way to Raven Lake is excellent. Raven Lake area with the tight corners has plenty of snow, but the previous snow was blown out of the corners so it was like trying to level out and groom the Bristol Motor Speedway. Since we do not supply Depends, I tried not to soil myself when the tractor had a severe list. (Arr) I did not see evidence that riders are taking the high side on the outside of corners.Trail 5 into the casino is excellent. 17 North from 5 to Powell Lake Marsh is very good. Out in the open by the bridge, there is a decent covering of snow, and the wind has been drifting the snow to give us more to work with. Must have seen 40 sleds tonight – every single one slowed down around the groomer, and were polite, using signals. Lots of waves and thumbs up. No one terrorized the fresh grooming. One girl stopped alongside me, and gave me a big smile, and a thumbs up. Another guy pulled up close, and either prayed for me, or was very thankful for the grooming, with his hands together. Warmer days, but in the teens at night this week. We are a go at throttles up for the week. Mark