Please click on comments to see the latest trail reports and to leave yours. Over the past month, as many as 161 visitors per day have accessed the site. Conditions on the trails are frequently different from those at lower elevations, and many skiers are considering a drive of some distance. Help out by leaving a report of what you experienced. Thanks!
Click on “comments” and scroll down for the latest trail reports. If you were on the trails, please leave a comment to report what you found.
As of 12/14/16 there is a foot of snow at Summit, and the ASP crew rolled/packed the trails today. No tracking yet. I skied the three upper trails and it was pretty nice. No wet spots; a few areas churned down to dirt and refrozen in the cat tracks; no new blow downs or obstructions. I used blue wax and was basically happy that I was skiing and not breaking trail. Kudos to ASP for working to establish a base!
BTW, I am working out of town most of the time, and may not have new date headings very often. Just keep adding your comments to the top blog post so that people have current info for deciding whether to come out.
It is still bow hunting and muzzle loader season through 12/20, so wear something bright until 12/21. Hunters are our colleagues in conserving the forest.
I have not been out to the trails in the past week. See the Updates from Allegany State Park link; they report “The Art Roscoe Ski Trails are not suitable for skiing at this time”. If we get enough snow they will groom if possible. If anyone visits the trails (hiking? mountain biking?) leave a comment on what conditions you find.
Traffic on the website Tuesday through Friday this week ran between 151 and 182 visits per day. Your comments on trail conditions help other skiers decide whether to make the drive, and what equipment to bring. Tell us what your experience was!
Check out the Allegany Nordic Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/996895590365870/
The 10/25/14 work day and pot luck was a huge success/ Crews cleaned and cut back all trails but Snow Snake. The Christian Hollow snow fence was also re-set.
And the chili selection at the pot-luck was of gormet proportions!
Remember to thank the gritty skiers that help keep the trails clear.