Saturday night

I am just coming in from checking the trails to make the nightly and early morning grooming plans. We will be regrooming all of the skate lanes and resetting the classic only trails as needed. We may also be resetting the classic tracks along the skate lanes. I checked about 15 km of trails tonight and what I found was the trails were well used but not abused. There was not much cordoroy left and some ice spots from the snow plowing on down hills….but we can put them back in shape tonight with no bare spots or dirt.

Friday night

We had great skiing today, the Highlands are open and skiing well! We are skiing on 55 km of trails now….. 53 k of which are in excellent condition.

Thursday

Super skiing today! The groomers backs were soar today from pats of praise and from 9 hours of shoveling today in the damaged wet spots from the thaw and the flooding of the Montreal River. Make sure to tell them how you liked the ski conditions. They are in blue suits.

The main trails are skiing in excellent condition.  Most of today was spent on the Highlands. We hope to have the Highlands ready for skiing Friday. We need to regroom in the early AM and decide. Remember we do have a high level of standards here at ABR.DSC02262 DSC02266DSC02259DSC02267DSC02249

Wednesday…(Hilltop House is open for the Weekend)

We are back to excellent skiing with the cold temps and the 8-10 inches of new snow! We are grooming 55 k and skiing about 40 km today. We hope to be skiing all 70 k by the weekend. The warm temps put alo tof water in the Montreal River that is our West boundary. When the River Floods it makes slush in a few areas such as Sulos Loop, the Highlands entrance and a 4 foot stretch of Jack Pine. The Highlands entrance is freezing tonight we packed the Highlands today and it is is great shape other than the entrance. The Sulos section and Jack pine should be frozen by Friday. We are skiing on 40 km today that is in excellent shape and can be skied with your best race skis (12 inches of base). He hope to have another 30 k open for the weekend!DSC02243DSC02240

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Tuesday night

The cold temps and new snow has turned ABR back into a Winter Wonderland!Second shift groomers are just coming in and the trail is looking pristine. We are now grooming and skiing 30 k of trails and we will continue grooming and freezing the other 40 k of trail from Sulos to the Highlands and south Wednesday.  The base is very thick, just a few wet areas and we can get all 70 k open again.