Conditions

Conditions

Trail updates, staff notes, and current weather


Trail Updates

May snowmelt is here. Rain and melting snowpack caused flooding in areas around the trail network but most notably the Founders Trail and River Run Trail in Mazama.

Founders trail in Mazama is open now but use caution in areas affected by the flood. Lower goat creek bridge is washed out and technically closed but still passable for the majority of trail users who might not mind getting a little wet. The River Run Trail in inundated with water along sections and not recommeneded at this time.

Lower Goat Creek Bridge in Mazama.

Lower Goat Creek Bridge in Mazama.

The Hard Core like Louis Sukovaty still skiing in the Rendezvous.

The Hard Core like Louis Sukovaty still skiing in the Rendezvous.

145!!

145!!

Sunset on our season is almost here

Sunset on our season is almost here

Sunset grooming in the Rendezvous-Thanks for the photo groomer Andy Straka!

Sunset grooming in the Rendezvous-Thanks for the photo groomer Andy Straka!

Thompson Ridge corduroy in amazing shape!

Thompson Ridge corduroy in amazing shape!

Gunn Ranch spring snow ribbon-Thanks for the photo Owen Rice!

Gunn Ranch spring snow ribbon-Thanks for the photo Owen Rice!

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Methow Valley Wax of the Day

The snow is melting fast!   Get after it while you still can!

Spring conditions.

Wax recommendations: 

Glide - Toko Yellow or Swix 8  should do the job.   You could also try one of the fluorine-free liquid waxes that apply without aerosol, like Vauhti PURE  LDR (range of 14-41 F) or PURE Pink (warm).

Grip --  Grip will require klister  Try Vauhti Universal (or better yet, Uni LDR), Swix Uni, or Toko Red this morning.   Adjust as conditions change through the day. 

Or you could use fish scale bases or newer skin skis and skip the grip wax altogether.    

Have fun out there!    

When you're ready to put your skis away for the season, don't forget to give them a good cleaning and put a layer of wax on the bases for storage.    It makes a difference. 

Wax of the day provided by: Nordic Ultratune

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