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Thursday, March 31, 2016

A short but great ski season may have concluded with the recent rains, although new posts will occur if any spring snows resume. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers of the Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club as well as all the participants to the trails, especially those who donated to the BMNSC efforts. Posts will occur if spring snow conditions resume or meetings are organized. Other than that, see you next ski season!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Some spring skiing is possible at Black Mt, with classic ski grooming over the fresh deep snow from Wednesday night and Thursday's storm. Weather forecasts are predicting high temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s for most of the weekend and upcoming week, and lows in the 20s. The snow is deep, and the base is good, so come out and get some spring skiing in!

Monday, March 7, 2016

One added note as springlike conditions move into Black Mountain. If any meetings are scheduled for maintaining and improving our trail system, I will put pertinent information regarding those plans on this blog. Thanks for a great season to all!

Jim Soubly
Temperatures have moderated into the high forties and rain is expected this week with warm temperatures continuing at Black Mountain. Very limited skiing will be the result, and with the warm up, blog additions will be suspended unless conditions change. We had a great ski season at Black Mountain so far, and if colder conditions return, blog updates will follow. Thanks to all who donated to the Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club, as well as the race participants, and all who visited Black Mountain this ski season!
- Jim Soubly

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fresh lake effect snow has been groomed this week for excellent conditions for extensive classic or skate skiing at Black Mountain! Now is the time to get out and ski before spring! Perfect conditions on much of the system for this week and weekend, with temperatures predicted to moderate after the weekend. Current weather is cloudy with temperatures below freezing  Take advantage of the expertly groomed trails before any rain develops next week!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The skate and classic groomed trails at Black Mountain continue with a solid base. Some tree litter in areas and also areas of icy snow pack, so skiers should use caution this week. Temperatures are predicted below freezing, but if there is lake effect light snow as predicted for the first part of the week, trail conditions will improve quickly.

Any above freezing temperatures could make for quick changes as well, but that is not predicted currently for the coming week.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Trails have been freshly re groomed and the start and finish area prepped for Saturday's tenth annual Black Mountain 31 k classic and 10 km tour races, followed by Sunday's second annual 12 km freestyle race. A solid base with light fresh snow has been resurfaced for the races. Temperatures are predicted in the 30s under cloudy skies for the race start times on Saturday, which is 9:30 am for the 10 km memorial tour and 10:00 am for the 31 k classic. The Sunday 10 am start for the 12 km freestyle race have predicted temperatures in the high 20s with snow showers possible.   Bluffs Restaurant overlooking Black Lake is the headquarters for race registrations. Good luck to all the competitors this year!