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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Week of February 8, 2016

Black Mountain's groomed trails remain in excellent shape for the coming week, with both skating and classic skiing excellent. The forecast is calling for falling high temperatures throughout the week with possible light snow mid-week, contributing to continued excellent conditions.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Black Mountain trail system has been freshly groomed this morning, Thursday, February 4 for both skate and classic skiing. Parking lots are recently plowed as well. This makes for a superb skiing weekend, with predicted temperature highs in the 20s, and little if any additional snow.

In addition, Friday, February 5, at 9:30am, meeting in the County Line trailhead parking lot, a film crew for a promotional video of silent sports in Northern Michigan will be meeting and videotaping skiers. Come view or participate in the event.

Weather conditions predicted for the coming week look excellent, with temperatures remaining at or below freezing with no major weather events. Enjoy some of the best groomed trails in a system that enjoys over 30 miles of trails for skiers. Trail users glide under majestic pines, taking in panoramic views of Black Lake and Lake Huron on overlooks, and a variety of terrain marked with mileage posts, from beginner to advanced loops. Four separate parking lots offer trail heads that match skiers to various skill levels and loops that provide short to extensive ski distances.

Friday, January 29, 2016

All trails for both skating and classic skiing have been freshly groomed this morning, Friday, January 29. The conditions currently are top notch outstanding. Temperatures are in the teens with clear skies. Weekend forecasts are calling for moderating temperatures with snow showers Saturday, and possible mix on Sunday, so keep an eye on the skies, but come out and ski Black Mountain, its beautiful today and Saturday, and maybe Sunday, next week is looking good as well.
All trails for both skating and classic skiing have been freshly groomed this morning, Saturday, January 29. The conditions currently are top notch outstanding. Temperatures are in the teens with clear skies. Weekend forecasts are calling for moderating temperatures with snow showers Saturday, and possible mix on Sunday, so keep an eye on the skies, but come out and ski Black Mountain, its beautiful today and Saturday, and maybe Sunday, next week is looking good as well.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

About 2 inches of snow covers a solid base of groomed tracks for classic and skate skiing. Several skiers have packed down the classic tracks. Conditions for Friday, January 29 are expected to be below freezing. The weekend looks to be around freezing, so a good ski glide wax is suggested, even for waxless skis, as this helps to prevent snow sticking to the ski bottoms. Also remember to keep your skis as cold as possible. If in a heated car, prop them up outside as you get ready so they will be colder when you begin.
The skiing is beautiful at Black Mountain.

Jim Soubly

Monday, January 18, 2016

Trail loops were re-groomed Sunday, January 17, and are in excellent shape for both classic and skate skiing. Weather is in teens and twenties for daytime highs with light lake effect snow possible. Novice to advanced skiing is marked on mileage post segments throughout system.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fresh grooming on Black Mountain has made classic and skate skiing optimal. Solid base makes groomed skiing holding up in excellent shape. For newcomers, there are four parking trailheads, and all trails are segmented with numbered posts indicating mileage in most areas, and all trail segments are marked as easy, intermediate or advanced. If you have never done cross country at Black Mt, give it a go. Novice to experienced skiers will find it worthwhile.