As of 10:30 this morning, the ski trails around the Park are crusty, partially ice-covered and FAST! Definitely NOT for novice skiers. In the interest of safety, the Friends of Ellenwood Park will not be loaning equipment to anyone without previous cross-country experience. The surface is not appropriate for snowshoe use.
The plowed walking path that leads down to the ski cabin is mostly ice-covered and all walkers should take great care when heading into the Park. Crampons on your boots would be a good idea.
Saturday and Sunday were busy, fun-filled days on the trails for snowshoers and cross-country skiers alike. We met LOTS of new folks and a ton of kids who all did their best and had a very good time:-) A reward of hot chocolate and marshmallows just sweetened the experience even more. Because of the large numbers of visitors, the ski tracks are a bit chopped up. **If we are able to get out to groom later today, I will be sure to let you know! In the mean time, have a wonderful holiday however you spend it. I will attach a beautiful photo that was sent to us by one of our trail users yesterday. It’s a keeper;-)