Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
Good afternoon Park City! Your old school this is what winter used to be like trail update for January, 22nd:
Well, Blizzard Ahhhs 2 the sequel definitely lived up to the hype. There was a whole lotta hooting and hollering going on up on the mountain yesterday. Hope y’all were able to get out.
We’re looking at 20-degrees at 12:30 with mostly clear skies. The Round Valley trails picked up somewhere between 10- 24″ of the the greatest snow on earth depending upon where the wind deposited it.
The morning was spent track-packing, drift-busting and leveling the trail surface- the winds did a number on them!
Thus far the Quinn’s Loops and the Matt’s Lollipop have a fresh coat of corduroy. We’ll be out in a few to groom the outer loop to Highland. As you can imagine, conditions are extremely soft and will remain that way for the next few days. They probably won’t be fat bike friendly until Thursday or Friday.
Speaking of fat bikes, Chase rallied Pequena Roja for some packing passes on Matt’s ST, the P-Dog loop, Seventy 101, Cammy’s and Rademan Ridge. We’ll continue to pack more single track but conditions are incredibly challenging with severe drifting, so it’ll probably be the weekend before anything will be rideable.
~ PLEASE pick up after your pups! DO NOT leave doggie bags on the edge of the trail! They get lost in the snow and quite often get caught up in the grooming equipment creating a huge mess.
~ PLEASE be aware of where your pups are at all times. If you’re skating 100 yards ahead of your dog, you can’t possibly know what they’re doing(or WHERE they’re DOO-ing). By the time they play catch-up, you may be completely unaware that Ace left a present on the freshly groomed corduroy. We’re starting to see a lot more Toko brown on the trail and that’s just not cool!
~ If your pup is inclined to shred sage or other woody vegetation, please toss it off the trail. Not only does it create a mess & hasten the melting process, it also gets caught up in the grooming equipment.
~ Lastly, as a dog owner, it is YOUR responsibility to yield to ALL other users. The privilege of having your dog off-leash comes the responsibility of maintaining control of your pet when coming into contact with other users.
~ SLOW DOWN in congested areas and verbally make other users aware that you are about to pass them. “On your left”, etc.
~ Also keep in mind that while we groom trail for skiing, Round Valley is NOT a Nordic center. If you’re not tolerant of dogs, hikers, runners, snowshoers, fat bikers & herds of elk, stick to the Land Of Oz or look into a pass at White Pine Touring Center.
HIKERS, RUNNERS & FAT BIKERS-
~ PLEASE DON’T post-hole or ride down the middle of freshly groomed trail in soft-snow conditions, especially just after a storm.
~ As a general rule, try to stay to the outside edge of the wide-groomed trail(opposite the classic lanes). This preserves the snow and allows skiers to pass.
~ The same goes for freshly groomed single track trails. A tremendous amount of effort goes into packing/grooming single track. Leaving the trail untouched over night will allow it to set(firm)up, and will make for a better trail experience for ALL users.
~ Be respectful of one another and be good stewards of this beautiful winter playground that we all get to share.
~ Practice 10-seconds of kindness.
~ Remember, it’s the diversity of use that makes Round Valley such a special place.
Have a great weekend!
Fat Bike Update
Soft conditions. It'll take a few days before it's firm enough to ride.
Quinn’s & Round Valley Way TrailsQuinn’s Loops, Land of Oz, Matt’s Flat, Seventy 101
All groomed with classic set except Oz.
Highland & East-Side TrailsSilver Quinn, Round Valley Express & Barrel Roll
Two Pines and lower Quarry and RV Express our groomed with classic set.
Inner Valley TrailsCammy’s, Two Pines, RV Express, Quarry Rd, etc.
Silver Quinn & RV Express have been groomed with classic set.
Rail TrailBonanza to Wanship
As of fall 2017, Mountain Trails no longer manages the maintenance of the Rail Trail. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the DNR/State Parks.
Department of Natural Resources
Utah Parks and Recreation
Echo/Rockport Park Manager