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Nordic-dedicated snowmaking, daily grooming, and a full-service chalet, located at the bottom of Spirit Mountain. Currently 2.5K of snowmaking. Expansion plans call for connector trail linking the new trail to the 22 km of existing trail at the top of Spirit Mountain.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Rock skis ]
There is still plenty of snow at Grand. The snow was firm today. There are two bare spots to cross, but the rest of the trail has 1 to 3 feet of dirty snow. It's pretty icy in the stadium, but up in the woods it was really pleasant. I used fishscales and had a good time. You could probably skate if you really want to.
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(Joe Gerard)
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Good skis ]
The trails at Grand were groomed today. No classic tracks set. It was really good transformed snow for fast, fun skating. The snow is not very dirty, so I think good skis are still fine here.
(Joe Gerard)
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I skied in the Stadium only, found it was icy corduroy, groomed since warm weather. No classic track, still full snow coverage.
(Dave Arvold)
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Track setting is on hold due to soft snow, made softer by previous rain. The machine-made snow continues to be corded daily, and is in good condition. Skating is slow going as expected. You will see some organic tree debris along the way too. Early morning skiing is recommended.
(Larry Mishkar)
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Daily grooming continues at Grand Avenue, with tracks set in the machine-made snow by 8a.m. Every Sunday through March 6th, Grand hosts DXC's SkiSparks from 1:30 - 3p.m. Expect up to 80 young skiers learning to stride in the stadium area.
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(Larry Mishkar)
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Some measurable snowfall over night and continuing throughout the morning here, the winds unfortunately have kept a lot of it from staying on the trails where we need it! We have done some heavy drift mitigation in the stadium and set tracks, but they are likely blown over by the time you read this. Things fared better back in the trees with a little shelter from the wind, and have been groomed and track reset, with conditions looking great. The natural snow loops Deerstand and Overlook have received a fresh till and track, but keep an eye out as they are still thin based and there is some debris. Once all this blows over we should come out looking great on the other side!
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(Erik Blow)
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Great skiing here! Great base on the loops that are open. A bit icy in some places. Solid and has tracks set too.
Photos:
(Anna DeMers)
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
At noon today we opened all machine-made snow trails with tracks and corduroy. Only Deer Stand and Overlook, our two natural snow trails, remain closed due to lack of snow. We groom daily and are usually finished by 8 am using our Pisten Bully. Please observe all directional signs as we are no longer an "out and back" system put in place while we were snowmaking. Short tracked sections are groomed in East Stadium where one may work on technique or wax testing or enjoying your first ever Nordic ski experience!
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(Larry Mishkar)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
An absolutely gorgeous morning for some classic skiing at Grand Ave! 2-3" of powder came down as I skied, so the tracks were a little soft (as expected). The snowmakers were blowing snow on the beginning portion of the trail to help with base depth, so that area should be avoided until they get it pushed and groomed. Otherwise fantastic skiing conditions! Thanks to Larry, Erik, and all the other snowmakers for making this happen!
(Jordan Woods, Ski Hut)
Monday, December 20, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Snow is still holding up in good condition despite the heavy weekend traffic, and has set up nicely overnight. We will be pushing out the snow made on the black bear loop this morning and opening it late morning hopefully for you to enjoy. The trade-off will be that we will have the area up to valve house one from the stadium closed to thicken the base as we lost some from the storm and had to move quickly for the super tour race so we could not get our desired 18+”. The alternate route will be up the side of the alpine run to the first race course cut-through onto Big Bend. Overnight temps are very cold, so hopefully we can get what we need done overnight and have it back to normal in no-time.
Photos:
(Erik Blow)

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