We rolled in the ~5-6" of snow we received overnight on all 5 trails, and had a 'soft' opening at noon today for the Green and Green-Blue Loops. (The other 3 loops still have too many thin, dangerous spots on the downhills). The majority of the green and green-blue loops are on golf course fairways/grass, but there are a couple of spots in the 'rough', plus 2 cart path crossings that are thin and unprotected; rock skis and/or care is needed at this point for early season skiing in these locations. The trails have only been rolled (thick grooves), in hopes of the trails picking up more fresh snow that blows in. No fine grooming or classic tracks yet, but hey, it's only 9 Dec! Not our earliest start to the season, but above average.
Unfortunately the Country Club at Woodmoor was not prepared to sell day trail passes today, but should be ready tomorrow morning. We did have several Woodmoor Nordic members/season pass holders out there today, enjoying the fresh (and soft) snow. For tomorrow, the best skiing will be in the morning before it starts to get too warm, and I again recommend just experienced/die-hard skiers who are familar with the trail system to come out, as we need a bit more snow to be beginner friendly. We also won't have rentals available quite yet as we just got approval to move them out of summer storage and into the Club's Golf Pro/Rental shop.
If it warms up too much this week, I'm sure we'll have a temporary trail closure as a few spots melt out, but in the mean time our nonprofit volunteers will be setting up the rental shop, posting the rest of the trail signs and bridge safety fences, and moving snow to the thinner areas so that we'll hopefully have all 5 trails open and skiable after the next winter storm, ideally before Christmas. Think snow!