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SKI FESTIVAL WEEKEND!

SKI FESTIVAL WEEKEND!

On Thursday, the 2nd of March, the old groomer Davinius and Walter, the famous Swiss single pole skier, met on the frozen shores of Alturas Lake. Davinius had just ginzu groomed the trail  from the bridge to the lake and Walter had skied out in hopes of bagging a March hare ...
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ALTURAS SKATE TRAILS GREAT

ALTURAS SKATE TRAILS GREAT

On Tuesday, the last day of February, all trails to the east of Alturas Lake creek were groomed for skate skiing and touring and looked GREAT! A broken drive belt slowed progress for a short time and was replaced on Tuesday. A pesky frozen track setter will be replaced on Wednesday and cla...
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SKI TRAILS GROOMED ON POLAR BEAR DAY

SKI TRAILS GROOMED ON POLAR BEAR DAY

“I sure miss the polar bears. Their babies are so warm and cuddly and trusting, just like ours.” – Kurt VonnegutI’d rather write about polar bears than people. – Mary OliverOn Monday, February 27th, international polar bear day, grooming at the Sawtooth ski areas w...
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ALTURAS SKI TRAILS LOOKING GOOD

ALTURAS SKI TRAILS LOOKING GOOD

On February 25th, all ski trails at Alturas lake except for North Cabin were ginzu groomed for skate and touring. Although a bit narrow and dishy in spots, they appeared to be much improved... looking very nice indeed. Classic tracks were added on South Loop, Over the Hill and the Trail to...
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Snowing and Grooming

Snowing and Grooming

On February 23rd, the grooming Yankee Forker reported all trails at Park Creek to be open. On the 23rd at Alturas Lake, Davinius rolled the trail from the bridge to the lake, so all trails there, except for North Cabin and Wapiti, were open as well, open, but somewhat primitive, ...
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Terminalian Ski Trails

Terminalian Ski Trails

On February 23rd, the last day of the year in the old Roman calendar and the feast day of Terminus, the Roman diety who ruled over boundaries, we celebrate Terminalia and the psychogeographic cross country ski areas at Alturas Lake and Park Creek. Skiers are encouraged to drift about the t...
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