February 9, 2015--The Area 29 groomer operators report that the conditions at lower elevations in and around Elk River do not allow them to take the groomer to the higher elevations to groom. Until more snow arrives, the groomer will not leave Elk River. The SnoDrifters of Latah County have cancelled their event planned for this weekend.
January 30th--The groomer operators went out today (Friday). They went up the Basin, over Hemlock, around Iron Gate Loop, back up over Windy, down to Captain's Cabin, down Diamond to the Airport. Snow is hard and icy. Be careful getting off the trails. Some snow in the forecast.
January 22nd--The groomer operators whet out today and groomed 64 miles of trails. They went up the Basin, up to Windy and down to 4 corners, around the Bummy Mart to Captain's Cabin and back down to the Airport. They report fresh snow and snowing; about 2 inches in town and 4 to 5 inches up higher. It was still snowing when they finished for the night. Should be some nice riding this weekend. Maybe we'll see you on the mountain.
January 15th--The groomer went out on Wednesday. He went up the Basin, over Hemlock, around Iron Gate Loop, up to Windy, down new road to Four Corners, to Captains Cabin and back down to Airport. There is not much snow so be careful. Snow is in the forecast so THINK SNOW!
January 10th--The groomer went out Friday for its first time this season. Trails were groomed up to Captain's Cabin, on up to the Lookout, across Windy to the top of the Basin and back down to the Airport. Be careful if you get off the trails. The SnoDrifters of Latah County are hosting an event on Sunday in Elk River.
January 8, 2015--HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALL! The snow has arrived and the groomer operators are anxious to get the trails groomed. One of the groomer operators will be assessing the airport to see if they can start the 2015 grooming season. There is a club event in Elk River scheduled for this weekend. Watch this site for updates on grooming and snow conditions in the Elk River area.