A big Thank You to the many people came out on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 to clear trails. With your help we were able to accomplish a lot!
After 3 strong La Niña seasons, which historically mean colder-than-average winters, we are now experiencing a "strong" El Niño season (the last strong episode was 2015-16). Warmer surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific ocean generally make the models for our area predict warmer temps and the potential for a little less snow. Clearly we're starting the season with less than the past couple years, but keep the faith... the snow will come!
For now, we are hoping for consistently colder temperatures to make good ice on the lakes. Voyageurs National Park posted their first Trails Update of the season - snowmobile and ski trails are closed (no surprise!) and hiking is being allowed on the snowshoe trails. So far there has not been enough ice on the lakes to safely measure.
Groomers are ready and we are all looking forward to getting this season going...
so everybody THINK SNOW!
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