Friday, January 15

Just a dusting of snow this week on the West Elk trails.
Temps were in the high teens in the morning and high 20s in the afternoon. The snow on the trail is really firm. Tod Tibbetts ran the gunzugroomer today and softened up the surface. Eric’s Loop and East Cutoff are now groomed. Zeus’s Cutoff is open and machine packed.

We need snow!

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Machine packed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Groomed

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

West Elk Trails Etiquette & Rules

Kay’s Loop

Eric’s Loop

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

Our new Ski-Doo grooming sled has arrived!!

Groomers will be packing trails with the Ski-Doo until the engine is broken in
and then it will pull the ginzugroomer.
Look for it on the trails!

Thanks to Rifle Performance Motorsports!
Thanks to Alpine Bank!

Thanks to our trail users we have already raised the down payment and more!

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!

Please contribute today with PayPal

Click here to donate by check

THANK YOU to trail users who have already contributed!

Eric’s Loop

Friday, January 8

Four to 6 inches of new snow fell on the West Elk trails this week. Sunny and mid-20s at the trailhead today. Clouds moved in later in the day. The snow is cold and soft. Hoping for more tonight.

Todd Kupka ran the ginzugroomer on Hwy 819 and Kay’s Loop. He also machine packed Eric’s Loop so it’s getting smoother.

Tod Tibbetts cleared the trees from the trailside on Eric’s Loop. He also shoveled Bruce’s Bridge section and set trail markers on Eric’s Loop.

The base is slow to build up so that means occasional hazards still exist. Please use caution.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Machine packed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Machine packed

Remember!
Skis or snowshoes only!
Sleds ok under control
For more info
West Elk Trails Etiquette & Rules

Eric’s Loop

Kay’s Loop

Hwy 819

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

Odin supervised as Tod Tibbetts shoveled Bruce’s Bridge section on Eric’s Loop

 

Check out our new Ski-Doo grooming sled!!

We’re so excited!!!

In a week or two head groomer Todd Kupka will have it trail ready. 
Thanks to Rifle Performance Motorsports!

Thanks to Alpine Bank!

Thanks to our trail users we have already raised the down payment and more!

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!

Please contribute today with PayPal

Click here to donate by check

THANK YOU to trail users who have already contributed!

Happy New Year 2021

Friday, January 1

Good news! The ginzugroomer is back on the West Elk trails. Todd Kupka groomed Hwy 819 and Kay’s Loop today.

A mild, sunny day on the trails. Temps were in the high 20s most of the day. Dozens of trail users out enjoying the fresh snow. Please notice that our groomers have widened the trails this season to accommodate social distancing.

Tod Tibbetts cleared one of the trees on Eric’s Loop. There are two more trees down trailside that will need to be removed before we can run the ginzugroomer. In the meantime, Tod machine packed Eric’s Loop and East Cutoff. There is still not enough snow to machine pack Zeus’s Cutoff without impacting the environment. There is a tracked trail through that area.

Another foot of snow would greatly improve our trail conditions.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Machine packed
  • East Cutoff
    Machine packed

Remember!
Skis or snowshoes only!
Sleds ok under control

West Elk Trails Etiquette & Rules

Hwy 819

Kay’s Loop hill

East Cutoff

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

Eric’s Loop

**** BREAKING NEWS ****

Our new Ski-Doo utility sled has arrived!
Our groomers, Tod Tibbetts and Todd Kupka will pick it up next week
from Rifle Performance Motorsports. They will spend a week or two getting it trail ready.

Thanks to our trail users we have already raised the down payment!

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!

Please contribute today with PayPal

Click here to donate by check

THANK YOU to trail users who have already contributed!

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