A solid base from past grooming has held up on Black Mountain, despite rain and ice. Currently a couple inches of snow has blanketed the system, most with a thin layer of ice mixed in. There is not enough snow and too much ice for fresh grooming, but skiing still exists at Black Mountain. Most leaf litter is gone or buried, so for those who don't mind skiing without deep groomed tracks, it is very good. Watch for fluctuating temperatures, as the moderating temperatures can cause existing tracks to become very fast when melting snow refreezes as temperatures decline. Weather is calling for a warm Saturday, followed by declining temperatures. Snow base will most likely hold up through the week, even with no additional snow expected. Enjoy skiing at Black Mountain!
Added note: Reminder of our pre-event Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club meeting this Thursday, February 1, at 6pm at the Bluffs Restaurant. See you there!