The Mountain Trails team rung in the new year feeling inspired by a few feet of the Greatest Snow on Earth (TM). Thanks to a flurry of late December storms, we gladly buried 2021, and slid into 2022 with face-shots, fresh corduroy and a fresh outlook.
Along with myself and veteran winter wizard, Chase Smith, new year-round crew members, Jonathon Huyck and Alec Johnson are welcomed to the snow squad. Both have had a crash course on snowmobiles, drags and PistenBullys – and they’re killing it!.
With a solid base to work with, the crew quickly ramped up the winter trails program, providing nearly 30Km of groomed Nordic and over 17 miles of groomed singletrack- all in our favorite backyard winter playground, Round Valley.
A few notes for the 2022 season:
- With a legit winter and our one and only grooming cat focused on Round Valley, we will be holding off on any grooming up in Bonanza Flat until spring.
- The Land Of Oz, “ski-only” area was tilled in it’s entirety for agriculture this fall, and will not be groomed this winter.
- Be sure to check out the new 2Km Nordic loop and 2.5-mile fat bike loop on Clark Ranch parcel, just east of the highway 40 underpass, off of Richardson Flat Rd. Note: parking is limited.
- Did I mention that all of Round Valley is open for skating, gliding and fatty riding!!!
We’re off to a killer start… Happy New Year indeed!