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Ski trails hit with new snow...

Ski trails hit with new snow...

On Sunday, February 19th, all ski trails to the east of Alturas Lake Creek were groomed with 2 passes of the roller. The roller stored on the west side of the creek was also dug out from under several feet of snow but suddenly intensifying snowfall persuaded wise old groomer Davinius to abandon...
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Ski trails - Pretty good to bad and ugly

Ski trails - Pretty good to bad and ugly

On Friday, the 17th of February, at Alturas Lake, the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge junction, Over the Hill, and South Loop were groomed for skate and classic and looked quite nice. A single pass of the ginzu groomer on Sheep Thrills laid down an acceptable skate lane as warm snow began to ...
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Field Notes - Nip and Tuck

Field Notes - Nip and Tuck

Hello Stanley/Sawtooth lovers far and wide! I’m here to introduce you to a new, once-monthly addition to our blog called Field Notes. It will chronicle the natural world here in the Sawtooth Valley through the months and seasons because, lets face it, this place would be nothing without its mo...
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VALENTINE GROOMING

VALENTINE GROOMING

On Valentine’s day at the Alturas Lake ski area, the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge, Over the Hill, South Loop and Sheep Thrills were groomed for skate and classic and looking good. The trail from the bridge to the lake was flattened with 2 passes of the grader but was still ...
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Ski trails reopening

Ski trails reopening

On Monday, the 13th of February, all trails at the Park Creek Ski Area are open and looking pretty good. At Alturas Lake, the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge junction and Over the Hill are groomed for skate and Classic.
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DIGGING OUT

DIGGING OUT

Grooming at the Alturas Lake ski area on Friday rolled soft trails to the east of the creek through 6 to 8 inches of new snow.  On Sunday, snowmobile passes beat down a rough route through up to 16 inches of snow covering those same trails. With the National Weather Service forec...
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