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2.5K
Skating/Classic
No
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Nordic-dedicated snowmaking, daily grooming, and a full-service chalet, located off of Grand Avenue 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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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
8F. Overcast. A bit breezy. The trails were being groomed as we skied. Hopefully everything will firm up nicely tonight. The tracks were great. Skate deck soft in spots. There's so much snow. Larry says help is still needed to cut back tees and branches that are weighted down with snow on the 10k trail.
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(Louise Levy)
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The Pisten Bully is back up and running (and tracking)! Grooming plans: We will groom the trails Wednesday then head to Upper and get that groomed! Note: Grand Avenue trails will host the CSS Nordic race this weekend; course prep is all day Friday, skate race on Saturday; classic race on Sunday. Directly after the Sunday race, the DXC SkiSparks will take over the stadium for an afternoon of Nordic Skiing Fun. Cheers!
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(Larry Mishkar)
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Due to a broken Pisten Bully, the trails are groomed corduroy only by our hill cats. The alpine cord is a little larger than the usual Nordic cord. No tracks are being set. The 24" base is firm and due to cold and dry temperatures, the skate deck is fast. Cheers!
(Larry Mishkar)
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Evening
Observation Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trails will close at noon this Friday and all day Saturday for the Marshall Sprints. Come on out and cheer on these skiers! Grooming plans: The trails will reopen on Monday - Martin Luther King Day - freshly groomed, with the Chalet open as well.
(Larry Mishkar)
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We have since completed snowmaking, and with enough natural snow on the two natural loops, we are now 100% open. Grooming schedule: Wednesday - Sunday groomed by 0800. As Spirit Mountain is closed on Monday and Tuesday, the trails will not be groomed those days; however skiers are welcome. The two natural snow loops, Deer Stand and Overlook, are groomed twice weekly to preserve snow through the entire season. We set single and double tracks throughout, along with a skate deck. The course is beginner to advanced with numerous flat sections; however the descents and tight corners rate the trails intermediate to advanced.
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(Larry Mishkar)
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Only a couple loops open closest to chalet, but in excellent condition! Just groomed early morning. There were classic tracks in place that looked great.
(Philip Imholte)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
At 12:30, nice skiing on fresh snow at Grand Ave. About 2" of new snow. Chalet is open, so indoor bathrooms and changing available.
(Harv Busta)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Evening
Firsthand: Both Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
Skied at GANC Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Snow conditions (all manmade) went from too wet, to too icy, to just about right by Monday. Some corners were beginning to become sugary. The trails open were the 800m loop on the trails, plus a green easy downhill run to the right of the lift that is not yet open for alpine skiing so they were grooming it for Nordic. There are a couple pieces of gravel at the top of this alpine run so if using your good skis be aware - otherwise trails are fine for good skis. There are no lights at GANC so you will need a headlamp if skiing after sunset (trails open until 8:30pm) Talked to the groomer and the plan is to start making more snow Tuesday night once it gets colder to try and get the next set of manmade trails open - there are JNQs happening at GANC Dec 9-11 and they want to have as much trail for that. The groomer let me know that there may be some trail closures as they begin to make snow again for everyone's safety so be aware for that! No tracks were set Monday though there were tracks on Saturday and Sunday. Tried hard waxes Saturday/Sunday which were no use. Klister worked great Monday!
(Ketzel Levens)
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Morning
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Stopped by Grand Avenue, and saw at least a dozen skiers enjoying the trail. Classic track set and snow looked perfect.
(Andor Langski)
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Morning
Observation 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Stopped by Grand Avenue, and saw at least a dozen skiers enjoying the trail. Classic track set and snow looked perfect.
(Andor Langski)