Saturday Ski

Groomers are out this morning working in the new snow from yesterday. Bottom is probably very thin, upper trails were still holding snow. Please remember to keep 6 feet between you and other users. Have a great day all!

Governor's Stay at Home Order

Hello Spring Gulch users. As you know by now Governor Polis has issued a Stay at Home order due to Covid19. Under the order cross country ski areas are allowed to stay open IF strict social distancing is observed (keeping 6 feet of distance between you and other skiers, no group skiing unless that person lives with you) at all times. Trails conditions are not great on the lower trails, but if you hike in the upper trails are still skiing well. Groomers have not been able to get out in several days. There is snow in the forecast, we will stay open as long as practicable. Spring conditions exist on all trails, so stay alert for changing snow conditions. Stay strong and healthy all!

Social distancing while skiing . . .

This morning, the groomers worked in an inch of new snow on the following trails: Bulldogger, Chris Cross, Little Dipper, Rafter T, Upper Holden, Ginny Lane, North Star, Finlandia, Out & Back, Sidewinder, and Highball. Please maintain six feet of distance between yourself and other skiers on the trails, at the kiosk, and in the parking lot. Stay safe and be well!

Still skiing

The area was groomed this morning, and skiers are reporting that the upper trails are still skiing great. Governor Polis has made social distancing the law, so please heed this and keep 6 feet between you and other skiers. No group skiing, unless people are in your household. We will keep grooming as long as we can and will follow whatever orders come during this time. Stay safe everyone.

Spring Skiing!

The groomers were out Saturday afternoon with the ginzus cleaning up skate lanes on the best remaining trails. Our recommended route that has the best coverage is going up through Chris Cross, choosing between Bulldogger or Little Dipper, then proceeding to the upper trails, and descending by the same route. Be aware of spring conditions, bare spots, and remember to maintain six feet of distance from your fellow skiers!

5-7 inches of snow

Groomers were out this morning and rolled in 5-7 inches of snow on all trails. Please remember to keep 6 feet in between you and other people especially at entrance and parking area. Stay safe everyone.

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Groomers are up this morning, rolling in what new snow fell yesterday and overnight. We will update later to let you know how it is looking. Be advised that all signs on trails have been removed for the year, so please know where your route before you go. The kiosk at the entrance is still up for reference. *Please practice social distancing in the parking lot and entrance and on trails. Stay 6 feet apart from other people or groups and only ski with your immediate family. Stay safe and well everyone.

Groomed it!

Hi, Everyone! We were able to groom most trails for skate skiing on Wednesday. The cloud cover helped moderate temperatures for long enough that we were able to get the best grooming done we have been able to in the last week. Coverage is still good on most trails. The first small dirt spots are starting to appear. Be aware that late season conditions are the norm from here on out.

Changing Daily

Reports from users are saying that skate skiing is still good 10:30 am or after. By the afternoon the ice/snow is pretty soft and less advisable to try to ski on. Classic track is done for the year, unless we get a significant dump of new snow and cold weather.

First Friday!

Groomers were out yesterday evening and groomed skate lanes almost everywhere. Moose tracks were again spotted up high on Ginny Lane, please be aware and take care on the trails. Conditions continue to be icy in the morning and softer in the afternoons. Enjoy the spring weather!

Spring Conditions Continue

Groomers were out again last night and hit skate lanes almost everywhere. Conditions continue to be icy in the mornings and softer in the afternoons, so please plan accordingly. Why We Can't Groom Classic Track Now: High temperatures and increased hours of sun as we approach the spring equinox both make the packed base melt during the day. As night falls, this extra liquid in the base turns to solid ice. The teeth on our grooming equipment are not always able to penetrate deep enough to reset classic track effectively. We are sometimes able to reset some in the late afternoon, but it will be icy by the next day. We love all our skiers and want to give everyone the best conditions possible as

Spring Skiing

While the calendar says it is still Winter, conditions are starting to be spring-like at Spring Gulch. This means you can expect icy descents if you are up there in the early mornings, and softer trails in the afternoons. If you time it just right, the skating is fast and fabulous. The groomers hit skate lanes on all trails last night except for Upper Holdens and Sidewinder. Enjoy!!

Super Tuesday

Groomers set classic track on the following trails last night: Rafter T, Little Dipper, Upper Holdens, Wagon Road, Roundabout, Lazy 8, and Rabbit Run. Enjoy your ski!

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