Saturday, December 22

Three inches fresh powder overnight. Sunny and low 20s at the trailhead. Light wind.

Today Todd Kupka (photo above) worked on the ginzugroomer. Todd is our expert equipment manager. He does a fabulous job keeping our equipment running. We can’t thank him enough for his help!

Tod Tibbetts groomed over the fresh snow on Hwy 819 and Kay’s, and both cutoffs. But he left the powder on Eric’s Loop for your skiing enjoyment.

Trail Conditions

  • Hwy 819
    Groomed
  • Kay’s Loop
    Groomed
  • Zeus’s Cutoff
    Groomed
  • East Cutoff
    Groomed
  • Eric’s Loop
    Powder on groomed (photo above)
  • James’s Loop
    Untracked powder

Early season hazards exist. Please use caution.

Make your donation today!

Voluntary membership fee is $30 per individual and $50 per couple.
This is a grooming fee — not a user fee.
Every dollar goes toward the costs of trail maintenance and equipment.

Donate now with PayPal 

Click here to print West Elk Trails Inc Membership Form

Click here to print West Elk Trails map

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Happy Winter Solstice

Freshies for the weekend!

Four inches of new snow fell through the week with an additional inch covering the trails today. Temps in the mid-20s at the trailhead. No wind.

Today was a work day on the West Elk trails. Aaron Mattix groomed most of the trails plus Eric’s Loop. Before grooming Eric’s, Aaron and Tod Tibbetts shoveled the Bruce’s Bridge section to level the area for the groomer. Thanks also to Brad Henry for helping to pack the snow.

Thank you Mary and Marty Gervais for distributing stakes on Eric’s Loop!

Trail Conditions

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

Early season hazards exist. Please use caution.

Make your donation today!

Voluntary membership fee is $30 per individual and $50 per couple.
This is a grooming fee — not a user fee.
Every dollar goes toward the costs of trail maintenance and equipment.

Donate now with PayPal 

Click here to print West Elk Trails Inc Membership Form

Click here to print West Elk Trails map

Trail packing begins December 8

Aaron Mattix and Tod Tibbetts met up on the West Elk trails for a little snowshoeing on Saturday afternoon. With 2 feet of new snow they decided it’s time to start packing the trails with the snowmobiles. Trail packing will begin Saturday, December 8.

In the meantime, volunteers are busy finishing up maintenance on the snowmobiles and trailers.

The trails need at least 2 feet of snow before we can take the snowmobiles up to begin packing. Takedown fences, rocks, logs, and other natural objects on the trails must be covered completely for the safety of our groomers.

Hwy 819 and Kay’s Loop will be packed first, and then East Cutoff and Zeus’s Cutoff. Next they will pack Eric’s Loop. During the next couple weeks wildlife is still on the move in the back country along Eric’s Loop.

Before they can run the ginzugroomer, sections of Kay’s and Eric’s Loops will need shoveling. We will need volunteers for a couple trail work sessions. Watch this blog for details. To volunteer call Tod Tibbetts at 970-876-2196, or email: wemuc@siltnet.net

Make your donation today!

Voluntary membership fee is $30 per individual and $50 per couple.
The voluntary membership fee is a grooming fee — not a user fee.
Every dollar goes toward the costs of trail maintenance and equipment.
Your donation will help us prepare the equipment so we’re ready for the upcoming ski season.

Donate now with PayPal 

Click here to print West Elk Trails Inc Membership Form

Click here to print West Elk Trails map

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