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Four more years of Winter!

Four more years of Winter!

Although dark storm clouds seemed to be gathering on the horizon this morning, Steve, the Sawtooth ground squirrel saw his shadow and predicted nuclear winter for the next four years. But don’t worry too much, he’s no prognosticating groundhog… he’s just a stupid squirr...
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ALL SAWTOOTH SKI TRAILS GROOMED

ALL SAWTOOTH SKI TRAILS GROOMED

On Sunday, the 29th of January, North Cabin Creek Trail at Alturas lake was compacted and rolled and skate lanes on the Trail to the Lake as far as the creek, Over the Hill and South Loop were touched up. All trails were looking very good. At Park Creek, Sego, Larkspur, Shooting Star ...
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Alturas ski trails - out of this world

Alturas ski trails - out of this world

On Friday, the 27th of January, the Trail to Alturas Lake was widened, graded and groomed for skate and classic. On Saturday, Wapiti, Over the Hill and Sheep Thrills were  groomed for skate and classic. All trails are firming up and looking great… that is, except for North Cabin, wh...
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WHAT IS THIS JOURNEY WE ARE ON?

WHAT IS THIS JOURNEY WE ARE ON?

On Thursday, the 26th of January, Davinius dug out the ginzu, touched up trails to the east of the creek and groomed for skate and classic from the bridge to Alturas Lake. At the lake shore, bunny tracks led from the snow drifted edge far out onto the lake until they disappeared in the shi...
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SKI TRAILS LOOKING GOOD

SKI TRAILS LOOKING GOOD

At Park Creek, grooming efforts on Tuesday paid off with most  excellent ginzu groomed surfaces on Lupine loop, Shooting Star and Camus. Sego is blocked by falling trees and not recommended. Skyrocket trail has been snow mowed but not yet rolled due to deep snow. Efforts continue ther...
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SKI LOGJAM CLEARED

SKI LOGJAM CLEARED

At the Alturas Lake ski area on Monday, January 23rd, National Pie Day, the Trail to Alturas Lake, Over the Hill and South Loop were all rolled through 10 or 12 inches of new blown snow. Beautiful soft trails. More grooming scheduled for Tuesday.
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