Here is what we have for the winter trip latest. It looks like we will be getting snow while we are up there, which is awesome! ABR is likely the best option to ski at, they have over 45k of trails open. Wolverine also has great snow and the full trail system open, around 30k. Minocqua Winter Park has less snow, but does have all the close trails open, including the race course we did last year. Probably around 15-20k. They may open more trails with good snow. The Birkie trails have a 3k man made loop near the start, and limited grooming elsewhere, but is still an option for our final day of skiing.
The tentative plan would be to ski at each location once, and we will for sure ski at ABR on Thursday on the way up to Camp Jorn.
Here is the latest weather forecast for the area.
Thursday: High 32, snow, overnight low, 25.
Friday: High 26, basically the same temperature all day, overnight low, 8
Saturday: Day of classic time trial race. High 16, should be good kick, overnight low, 3
Sunday: High 16, ski, then come back to Minnesota.
Other things, here is a packing list and updated itinerary. Winter Trip Packing List
Wax room will be open from 3-5pm on the 26th to wax your skis. Day before we leave.
Remember to bring multiple layers of dry clothes, hats, and gloves, they will get wet when skiing. Also bring dry clothes to change into every day when we are done so no one gets sick or cold. Also bring some snacks to eat after you are done skiing, we have snacks for the team as well.
See you all on Thursday at 6:00 am at Elk River high school to load the bus. We will have everyone in groups for cooking and cleaning during the trip. We will have the groups made and let you know them on Thursday. You will also get kick wax for each group, don’t lose them.
Lastly, Merry Christmas to everyone!!