to promote non-motorized trails along the Beartooth Front

GROOMING REPORT

 

 

 

New! For a recorded version of the latest report, call 406-200-8413.

Nordic Center grooming: Saturday, Sunday, Monday (we may possibly add a Mid week groom Wednesday or Thursday based on weather and attendance needs)

West Fork grooming: Friday before noon and Tuesday before noon, beginning in December.

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Current weather conditions located at the bottom of this page

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Friday March 25

Even though with grooming coming to an end for the year at the Nordic Center.  The West Fork lives on for one more weekend.  With overnight temps in the low 20s, we should be able get one more nice grooming session in this morning. the plan is to groom the trail in for a couple of miles. Setting the stage for some nice morning skiing.  Afternoons will likely become rather soft to even slushy as the day goes on with the current warm daytime temps.  Enjoy everyone, and Happy Spring.    Lee  

Thursday, March 24

The Nordic Center will no longer be groomed but the gate is open to ski and could offer up some good crust skiing.  The West Fork will continue to be groomed as long as we get freezing temps overnight.  Enjoy what is left!  Spring is upon us!

Tuesday March 22

On the West Fork this morning, the trail was groomed to Basin CG.  Light snow was falling and a temp of 26 degrees.  should be good skiing today.   Bob J

Monday, March 21

The Nordic Center received 2-3 inches of powdery snow Sunday afternoon which greatly improved conditions.  However, there was some wind with the snow so variable conditions do exist.   Best skiing is in and around the aspen trees on the Near Side.  The western most meadow is somewhat scoured but we did our best to freshen up the trails.  Both the Near Side and Far Side trails were groomed and tracked this morning.   The far out side (Garlow property) was not groomed.   It's good spring skiing.  Don't miss what will probably be our last week and a half of skiing. 

Sunday, March 20

Happy first day of spring Everyone! SPRING IS HERE!  However, this is going to be one of those "bad news, good news" days.  First, the bad news:  With the temps at the Nordic Center hovering in the 40s last night- We were unable to groom this morning.  Now, the good News: The weather service is calling for 3-4 inches of new snow through out today. This will set the stage for some great snow conditions for our Monday morning grooming team to work with, and thus setting up Monday for some, hopefully, awesome ski conditions! And a bonus: Monday's weather forecast is calling for sunny skies and temps in the 30s.

 

The West Fork of Rock Cr is also expecting significant snowfall today followed up with a new grooming session scheduled for Tuesday Morning.  

Friday, March 17

What a difference 1-2 inches of new snow can make! the West Fork was groomed this morning and conditions range from pretty good to really, really good! From the gate to Basin CG, the skate lane was scratched up and with a little help from of an inch of new snow, classic skiing and skating are to be very nice.  However, no new track was set here.  Beyond Basin - to the end, just beyond Cascade CG, we were able to set new classic tracks and groom out a nice wide skating lane, thanks to the 2 1/2" of new snow in that area.  This should set the West Fork up for some very nice and enjoyable skiing this weekend.  The weather service forecast is calling for a good chance for accumulating snow Sunday PM. Followed up with another grooming session scheduled for Tuesday Morning.

The Nordic Center is experiencing varying spring like conditions with trails being icy in the mornings and softening up nice late morning.  Then experiencing softer to slushy conditions in later afternoon, as the temps warm up through the day.  the next NC grooming session and update is planned for Saturday Morning.    Lee H

 

WEATHER

Below is the weather.com forecast for Red Lodge. If you would prefer a more-detailed forecast for a spot much closer to the Nordic Center site, try: https://tempestwx.com/station/30328/