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Deep Snow, Cold Sawtooth Ski Trails

Deep Snow, Cold Sawtooth Ski Trails

Very cold temperatures and heavy snow load have combined to snap or topple many trees bordering the ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas Lake. At Park Creek, the sled hill, Lupine loop and Shooting Star have been rolled.
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ALTURAS SKI TRAILS GROOMED

ALTURAS SKI TRAILS GROOMED

On Friday, January 6th, the temperature finally rose above zero for a few hours in the afternoon and trail grooming resumed at Alturas Lake. The Trail to the Lake as far as the creek, Over the Hill, the Connector, Wapiti, South Loop and Sheep Thrills were groomed for skate and classic and looked gre...
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LAST SKI TRAILS PACKED

LAST SKI TRAILS PACKED

On Monday and Tuesday, intrepid groomers, Davinius and the Yankeeforker, finally overcame their fear of getting stuck in the deep untracked snow, and revving sputtering snowmobiles, they climbed the steep slopes of Skyrocket and North Cabin, the trickiest trails to groom at Park Creek and Alturas L...
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PIONEER PARK SKI TRAIL GROOMED

PIONEER PARK SKI TRAIL GROOMED

On Sunday, the first day of the year, the 3 kilometer cross country ski trail in Stanley's Pioneer park was groomed for skate and classic. At Alturas Lake, the skating lanes on all trails to the east of the creek were touched up. On Monday morning, light snow was falling from a low grey sky bare...
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SKI TRAILS GOOD !!??

SKI TRAILS GOOD !!??

At 11 o’clock on the first day of 2017, the temperature near the Alturas Lake Ski area was a balmy 17 degrees. Of course, that information from the Smiley Creek Airport weather station was published automatically and could not be guaranteed as to accuracy or timeliness...
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SAWTOOTH SKI TRAILS - A FROZEN TREAT

SAWTOOTH SKI TRAILS - A FROZEN TREAT

On Saturday, December 31st, the last day of 2016, the ski trails at Alturas lake are in pretty good shape, the snow is deep and the views are stunning. On Friday, South Loop, Over the Hill, the Connector, Wapiti, Sheep Thrills, and the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge were groomed fo...
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