Freeze/thaw cycles will create a hard frozen trail to start the day. Time your skiing to take advantage of rising temps, solar radiation, and a softening trail surface.
It was 37 degrees F at noon Thursday, there had been a hard overnight freeze, and the skate lane didn't start to soften until 10-10:30. The glaze in the classic track became more skier friendly very late in the morning. So far the ski trails are withstanding this early March warmup.
Bring your good skis, the base is adequate.
IMPORTANT: Click here to view East Side trail precautions.
Our snowshoe trails are an option for hikers - PLEASE DON'T WALK/HIKE ON THE SKI TRAILS!
February 28, 2021: 6+ inches heavy sticky snow
We most likely will groom the skate lane some time Friday night, hoping to set the stage for good skiing on Saturday. Check back.
March 2, Tuesday evening: touched up the skate lane on Excelsior Road (West Side), and the most heavily traveled loop on the East Side.
March 1, Monday evening: groomed and set track on the West Side trails, plus the most important East Side trails.
March 1, Monday morning: packed (rolled) the West Side trails, plus a large portion of the East Side trails.
April 11, 2002
Meeting called to order
by Jan Paulsen, president, at 7:03 p.m. at the Bruce Dairyland Bank
Officers: Lori Mikunda, Dave Olsen, Jan Paulsen.
Members: Dick Brockbank, Steve Brockman, Chris Buslee, Carolyn Chatterton, Howard Chatterton, Dawn Christman, Darsha Helgerson, Frank Lowry, Tom Mikunda, Mike Mirr, Pete Olson, Tom Paulsen, Doug Spielman, Kevin Westlund, Deb Ziemer, and John Ziemer.
Olsen presented a statement outlining the positive reasons for splitting the organization into two groups; being, (1) the Blue Hills trail system and (2) the Ladysmith Trail system consisting of the High School lighted loop and the Sisters Farm.
Olsen proposed a motion to have the RCTA membership vote by mail ballot on the following question: "Should the RCTA split into two separate and distinct organizations, the Blue Hills Trail and the Ladysmith Trails, each with its own officers. A yes vote also means that the Blue Hills Trail group will retain the rights to the name RCTA, the fall fund raising banquet, and the Blue Hills Ascent."
Motion by Mirr to approve motion as presented. Second by Tom Paulsen. Lengthy discussion held. Buslee called the question. (14) votes Yes; (5) Votes No. Opposed: Pete Olson, Deb Ziemer, John Ziemer, Doug Speilman, Dick Brockbank. Motion carried.
Discussion of the voting process was then held.
Motion to adjourn by Olsen, second by Buslee. Unanimously carried.
Taken by Lori Larsen Mikunda, Secretary-Treasurer.