Happy trails!

 

Till we meet again …

Grooming operations have ended for the season

Saturday, April 3

Warm temps all week have melted a lot of snow. The snow pack has settled to about 2 to 3 feet. It’s now “go anywhere” snow on the West Elk trails. Chances are you won’t sink in.

Today the stakes and sign posts were pulled and the ginzugroomer left the trails.

Thank you Art and Melanie Dahl, Bruce Kime, Ron Reed, Todd Kupka and Tod Tibbetts for all your help today!

Thank you trail users for your continued financial support of our grooming program as we could not continue to maintain these trails without your help!

The new Ski-Doo grooming sled has made trail grooming a whole lot easier for Todd Kupka and Tod Tibbetts thanks to you!

We have stickers!

Support West Elk Trails!
Get yours today!

All proceeds go to West Elk Trails.
Thank you Kelsey TenHarmsel for your brilliant design!
Click here to order.

lClick here to donate by check

Fundraising for the new Ski-Doo grooming sled continues in the off season!

Thanks Rifle Performance Motorsports!
Thanks Alpine Bank!
Thanks Garfield County!
Thanks Town of New Castle!

THANK YOU TRAIL USERS !
So far we have raised more than 50% of the total cost.

But we still have a ways to go!

Click on the PayPal button above to add your contribution now

Click here to donate by check

Still snowing!

 

 Friday, March 26

Grooming operations end and stakes and signs will be pulled on Saturday, April 3

Six to 8 inches of new snow fell late this week with a couple inches falling today. Tod Tibbetts and Todd Kupka machine packed the trails and Todd K ran the ginzugroomer.

The snow is soft on top of the groomed surface. More snow is forecast for tonight.

Enjoy the fresh snow!

The Buford Road was not plowed as of 4:00 pm today. Above 8000 feet there is 6 to 8 inches along the edges. Please use caution.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Groomed
  • James’ Loop
    Untracked

Remember!
Skis or snowshoes only!
Sleds ok under control
For more info

West Elk Trails Etiquette & Rules

Click here to print Trail Map

We have stickers!

Support West Elk Trails!
Get yours today!

All proceeds go to West Elk Trails.
Thank you Kelsey TenHarmsel for your brilliant design!
Click here to order.

Avalanche danger in the Flat Tops (our region) is “low.”
For the latest interactive map and info visit the CAIC website.

Do you love these nice groomed trails?
Please contribute today with PayPal

The voluntary membership fee is $40 per individual and $75 per family (includes couples).
West Elk Trails Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Voluntary membership fees and donations are tax deductible!

Click here to donate by check

Todd Kupka, head groomer with new Ski-Doo grooming sled and ginzugroomer

Thanks Rifle Performance Motorsports!
Thanks Alpine Bank!
Thanks Garfield County!
Thanks Town of New Castle!

THANK YOU TRAIL USERS !
So far we have raised 50% of the total cost.

Click on the PayPal button above to add your contribution now

Click here to donate by check

First weekend of Spring!

Friday, March 19

The storm last weekend amounted to about 4 inches of heavy snow on the trails Todd Kupka groomed all trails and set track on Hwy 819 and Kay’s Loop.

Today was sunny with temps in the high 20s early topping off in the mid 40s by mid afternoon. A bluebird day!

Spring conditions exist. Cold mornings mean stiff snow with an icy sheen making the hills on Eric’s super fast. As the temps rise the snow softens.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed, track set
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed, track set
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Groomed
  • James’ Loop
    Untracked

Remember!
Skis or snowshoes only!
Sleds ok under control
For more info

West Elk Trails Etiquette & Rules

Click here to print Trail Map

We have stickers!

Support West Elk Trails!
Get yours today!

All proceeds go to West Elk Trails.
Thank you Kelsey TenHarmsel for your brilliant design!
Click here to order.

Avalanche danger in the Flat Tops (our region) is “moderate.”
For the latest interactive map and info visit the CAIC website.

Do you love these nice groomed trails?
Please contribute today with PayPal

The voluntary membership fee is $40 per individual and $75 per family (includes couples).
West Elk Trails Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Voluntary membership fees and donations are tax deductible!

Click here to donate by check

Todd Kupka, head groomer with new Ski-Doo grooming sled and ginzugroomer

Thanks Rifle Performance Motorsports!
Thanks Alpine Bank!
Thanks Garfield County!
Thanks Town of New Castle!

THANK YOU TRAIL USERS !
So far we have raised 50% of the total cost.

Click on the PayPal button above to add your contribution now

Click here to donate by check

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