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SNOWMOBILE SEASON 2015-16
ALERT--The big Windy clear-cut will no longer
be groomed due to avalanche danger.
Be careful out there.
February 22, 2016--Due to lack of snow on the Elk River Airport, the Area 29 groomer is not grooming until we get more snow down low. THINK SNOW!
February 12, 2016--The groomer was back out on the trails today after a broken track was repaired. It headed up the 3000 road to the Warming Hut and on up to Elk Butte (Tower). From there it went out Windy to the Bummy Mart Road, on past the Bummy Mart to the 4 Corners cutoff road then back up to Windy Saddle and out to the top of the Basin, back down the Basin to the airport. From there the groomer went up Peat's Creek and back down Diamond to the airport. Today's run created a 45 miles loop for riders. The snow is wet and heavy. No fresh snow.
February 4, 2016--The groomer went out today. It went up the 3000 road to the warming hut then on up to Elk Butte (tower). It then went around 4 corners and out to Big Green and on back down to the airport. Lots of fresh snow so the riding should be great this weekend. Get out there and enjoy.
February 1, 2016--The groomer was back out on Monday night. It went up the Basin, over Hemlock, out to Gold Center, down the East Fork, back over Hemlock, down the Basin and back to the airport. Conditions were foggy with wind and it was snowing. At least 8 new inches in Elk River on Monday night. Get out there and enjoy the snow. Due to warm temperatures and frequent rain, the groomer operators are going out at night. Remember our groomer operators are volunteers and they work hard to keep the trails groomed for you.
January 30, 2016--The groomer went out on Saturday night. It went up the Basin, up to Windy, down to 4 corners to the warming hut and on down the 3000 road back to the airport. Conditions were extremely foggy with wind and it was snowing.
January 25, 2016--The groomer went out on Monday evening. He headed up to the warming hut and then on up to the tower. The trails were so bad the groomer had to make 2 passes on this route. The rain is making grooming very tough. Hopefully we get colder weather so the trails can be straightened out. Weather permitting the groomer will be back out there as soon as possible. Due to warmer temperatures, the operators will often be grooming at night.
January 12, 2016--As of this date all trails are open in the Elk River area except Shattack and Granddad. There have been many trees removed from the trails; please be careful as you leave the trails. Lots of fresh snow and the groomer operators have been out a couple times a week.
OUR GROOMER OPERATORS ARE VOLUNTEERS
So let's send out a big THANK YOU
to the Area 29 groomer operators
for all their hours dedicated to snowmobiling.