ABR NORDIC SKI REPORT
011/15/07 8:35 PM
We received 4 inches of snow in the last 24 hours and have groomed 27 km today and things are looking pretty good. There is a bit of grass and few wet spots, but with the cold temps it should be freeze up nicely, it is 22 now and forecast to get down cooler yet tonight. With a cooperating forecast we may be able to open for the weekend. We do not allow deer hunting on any of our property. Some of the new trails to the south (Hautanen Highlands etc) are closed until Dec 1st due to hunting. We would be able to open 42 km of trails with snow and cool temps. Stayed tuned for the details. The ski shop is open for mail order business and by appointments for drive ups.
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Farmers’ Almanac Releases a Two-Faced or Split Personality Weather Forecast
Cold and snowy weather should also prevail over the Great Lakes region.
â€œMother Nature is once again keeping all of us on our toes,â€ reveals Editor and Philom.,Peter Geiger, â€œ we know she likes to throw curve balls at us from time to time and this winter it looks as though sheâ€™s going to reveal a possible split personality.â€
The 2008 Farmersâ€™ Almanac long-range forecasts are calling for colder than normal conditions for the eastern half of the country â€“ chiefly those areas east of the Mississippi â€“with snowier than normal conditions expected.
For the western half of the country – mainly those areas west of the Mississippi â€“ the overall winter will be milder than normal, with near or below normal precipitation. Quite a change from last year, when cold and stormy weather came blasting.
â€œThis is not to say that there wonâ€™t be any snow in the North Central region,â€ shares Geiger, â€œbut we do feel that overall Mother Nature is showing no mercy to the east and being a little more forgiving in the west.â€
The 2008 Farmersâ€™ Almanac predicts that skiers in eastern New York and New England will enjoy some great conditions (click here for our skiing outlook). The winter should also average as much as three degrees below normal down most of the Atlantic Coast, from New England through the Mid-Atlantic and the Piedmont into the Southeast. Cold conditions are on tap for the Southeast, with at least four cold frosts predicted all the way to Florida.
Cold and snowy weather should also prevail over the Great Lakes region. Even as far south as the central and eastern Gulf Coast, unseasonably chilly temperatures will prevail. In contrast, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest desert, and the Pacific Coast should enjoy a relatively mild and somewhat drier than normal winter overall. For some locations, the amount of wintertime precipitation â€“ rain or snow â€“ could average from one quarter to as much as one half below the seasonal norm. Quite a contrast to last year.
And near and along the boundary zone between the mild, tranquil West and the cold, stormy East, we look for some large-scale weather vacillations: from wintry to spring like and back to wintry, almost like a meteorological pendulum undergoing a series of pretty wild swings.
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The Cross Country Ski areas that comprise the Great Lakes Nordic Ski Council are committed to providing you with the finest and most diversified groomed cross-country skiing trails, plus service at a level that we’re sure will meet your expectations. There will always be good cross country skiing somewhere among our member facilities, and all our members will make sure you’re accurately informed about the latest cross country trail conditions.
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We promise to do our best to produce the best cross country trail and ski conditions we can. When Mother Nature has Winter keep her snowy promise, so will we.
SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST!!!!!!
This weekend the weather looks to be messy with rain and early snow. This is the BEST time of the season to get outside get yourself in condition by SKI WALKING on the finest cross country skiing trail system in the US!!! see the SKI WALKING LINK ON OUR LINKS PAGE!!!!!
Come north for the weekend and please call the resort of your choice to make sure of the conditions because they will be changing continuously over the next few days. Aside from MOTHER NATURE KEEPING HER PROMISE and bringing us natural snowfall.
STAY TUNED TO WINTER 2006/7
ANOTHER GREAT SEASON 2006/7
Get ouside this winter and see things that you may have missed. After a day or a week in the office a cross country ski loop through the back country with the birds and maybe even a Bald Eagle, will do wonders for you. Fresh air and freedom; give yourself a much brighter outlook. All of the resorts in the Great Lakes Nordic Ski Council will help you to get there. Contact any one of them for immediate help and information. Get out with the family and CROSS COUNTRY SKI.
EVENTS WINTER 2006/7
PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH RESORT’S EVENTS PAGE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE HOSTING THESE EVENTS.
MICHIGAN CUP 2006/2007
Please go to our LINKS
page and click on Michigan
Cup for this year’s schedule.
CHARTER BUSINESS WINTER TRAIL DAY
Jan. 7, 2007 all resorts.
Kids on Snow- FREE LESSONS and Trail Pass.
CHARTER BUSINESS SILVER STREAK WEEK WITH SKI WALKING (55 PLUS)
CHARTER BUSINESS TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THE
Jan. 22-26, 2007
2 for 1 Trail Pass Program
THE NOQUEMANON SKI MARATHON
Jan. 27, 2007
WHIE PINE STAMPEDE
Feb. 3, 2007 Shanty Creek
WOMEN’S WINTER TOUR
Feb. 4, 2007
Feb. 10, 2007
Grand Traverse Classic
Feb. 11, 2007
THE CRYSTAL HIGHLANDER
Feb. 18, 2007 Crystal Mountain
CHARTER BUSINESS WINTER FEAST ADVENTURE DAY
Feb. 24/25, 2007
MUFFIN RACE FOR JUNIORS
Feb. 24-26, 2007 X C Ski Headquarters
GARLAND GALS GETAWAY
Mar. 3-4, 2007