Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Last weekend?

I groomed both the road and the lake through Pilot Knob State Park tonight for skate skiing. The pack was too hard to set new classic tracks.  Skating should be good through Saturday morning and then we have a long warm spell in the forecast.


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Irv Warren Golf Course - Waterloo

Skied Irv Warren this morning.   Both the skating lane and classical tracks were regroomed yesterday (Friday).   Conditions are good for both.   There has been some drifting that has filled in the classic tracks in places but skiers have formed a track through those places.

Pilot Knob State Park

Just outstanding conditions today. Jeff does as good as anybody when it comes to grooming a trail. I can't explain on good the conditions were today and suspect tomorrow morning will still be good until in warms.

For those that have never skied at Pilot Knob State Park, it is as fine a trail has we have in Iowa, in my opinion; rolling, hills, and some flat areas. Also, if  you enjoy wildlife, today I ran across at least a dozen deer, several turkeys, and even spotted a grey colored Owl in the trees. What a great day skiing. Thanks Jeff!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Brynes Park

Was out for a short ski today, For the weather we have had last night and today, the base is holding up. A little firmer today and very slow.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Irv Warren Golf Course Waterloo

Skied Irv Warren this afternoon.   The skate deck was groomed last Friday and with approximately 1 inch of new on top from this weekend it was in excellent condition.   Unfortunately for classic skiers the classic track was mostly non-existent.   There were a few places where the track looked okay.

Friday, January 31, 2020

I have been to South Hills in Waterloo the last couple days. The skate deck is as good as it gets...mother nature has been kind to we skiers this year. I suggest come ski at South Hills as the rolling hills will give you a workout you will reminded of at the end of the day.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Irv Warren Golf Course Waterloo

Irv Warren Golf Course was groomed yesterday, January 29 for both skating and classical.   Both are in good condition.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

South Hills Golf Course Waterloo

Skied South Hills Golf Course this afternoon.   It has been groomed for skating but not classical.   The skate deck is in excellent condition.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Irv Warren Golf Course - Waterloo

Irv Warren Golf Course was groomed this morning for skating.   Conditions are a little soft with three inches of new snow and temperatures hoovering around 32 F.    Waterloo Leisure Services web site states that classical tracks are to be set tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Irv Warren Golf Course Waterloo

Irv Warren was groomed for both skating and classical today.   The classical tracks are very good.   The skate desk is good although with edge of groomer lines that are a bit of a challenge.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Irv Warren Golf Course - Waterloo

Irv Warren Golf Course was packed and groomed yesterday (Wednesday).   Very thin deck so no classic tracks set.   I skate skied late today and even though the deck is thin the skiing was excellent.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

New snow.

We received a good 5 inches or more of snow. Everything has been rolled but not groomed yet. Photo credit to Colleen Hovinga making first tracks on the golf course this morning.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Pilot Knob lake

We received a couple of inches of snow around Forest city this week.  That allowed for some grooming of our one mile loop on the lake at Pilot Knob state park.  It made for some fun New Year's day skiing. Hoping for more snow and consistently cool temperatures.
 



Thursday, October 31, 2019

October snow

Been a while since I've seen a decent October snowfall.
Perhaps a bit cold since we aren't used to the cooler temps but the outside is gorgeous!
Go play on your old rock skis, pick your poison, diagonal or skate.
Brett

Friday, March 8, 2019

Irv Warren Golf Course - Waterloo

Irv Warren was regroomed this morning for both skating and classical.   The skate deck is quite good and the classical track is fair but getting better with use.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Irv Warren Golf Course - Waterloo

Skied Irv Warren this afternoon.   Good conditions for both skating and classical.