Saturday, December 31, 2011

Trails dragged

The Russian River Campground trails have been worked over with the drag..Should be good classical and skate skiing. Dress warm as its cold out there. We'll get the groomer up and running early next week. Happy New Years!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Trails are packed!!!

Just groomed all Russian River Campground trails as well as the new trail...Conditions are great for classical and skate skiing. Once the snow sets up a bit we'll set a track. Enjoy the new snow!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Snow been groomed!!!

Just rolled and packed the Russian River Campground trails plus the new trail. Moose have been busy in the upper campground loops. Both classical and skate skiing should be great for the Holidays...Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Trails are rolled and packed!!!

The Russian River Campground trails have been rolled and packed this afternoon. With lower temps, skiing ought to be great!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Packed new snow & it's still snowing!!

Just rolled the Russian River Campground loops. Snow falling heavily, so we'll be back out after the snow ends. Temp's mild and quite "wintery" out...Enjoy the new snow!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Just packed new snow!!!

New snow has been rolled and packed throughout the Russian River Campground as well as the "new trail". Conditions are a little soft but both classical and skate skiing should be great!! Enjoy the conditions!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New snow has been rolled and packed!!

Just finished rolling and packing the RRCG trails, including the new trail. Once this sets up, we'll get the groomer out and smooth out some rough spots. Both skate and classical skiing should be great. Enjoy the new snow!!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Icy conditions

It 's pretty icy out there so be careful. We're trying to drag the entire trail system in order to get better skiing conditions. Until we get some new snow, it's going to be icy and fast. Be careful

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Rolled to the Falls

Took the roller and packed on the RR Falls trail to the Bridge, then just packed to the Falls with the snow machine. Once this sets up, we'll get out and smooth and widen a bit more. Pray for cooler temps!!!!!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Wet snow packed!!

Just rolled and packed the new wet snow throughout the RRCG trails, including the new trail...Will make for a good base. Classical skiing is best as base is still a little soft. Once it hardens, we'll put the groomer to work. Get out and enjoy the warm temps

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cold but groomed

Trails have been packed and groomed...get out and enjoy the conditions while you can. Also, check out our new Trail Sign; located to your right as you pass the "check-in station". Many thanks to the Seward Ranger District Staff , Chugach National Forest, for donating the sign as well as the time and effort in preparing the signage. Thanks again!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Groomed for T-day

Just groomed all the Russian River Campground trails including the new trail. Fantastic skate skiing. A classical track has been set as well. The groomers wish all a Great Thanksgiving!! Dress warm, ski well......

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Just groomed...Yea!!!

Just groomed all trails, plus the new trail, and have set a track. Skiing should be good. There's some debris on trails due to the winds; other than that, should be good skate and classical skiing. Get out there!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just Groomed/Good conditions

We just groomed the road to Grayling and all campground loops as well as the "new trail"...a track has been set. Should be some good classical and skate skiing. Snowshoers and walkers, please stay to one side of the groomed trails...Thanks...The Groomers

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Packed sticky snow

Just rolled and packed the road to Grayling, all campground loops and the "new trail". As of 3pm, snow is sticky, use warm wax. Temp's are going to drop this week which should make for some faster skiing. Please walk/snow shoe to the sides of the groomed areas and please clean-up after your dogs. "Brown clister" is tough on the equipment. Thanks!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just Packed and groomed

Hey skiers: Just packed the road to Grayling as well as the five campground loops. The new "trail", go to the left of the main gate, go up to another gate and take the left trail, has been packed. Its about 5k round trip with gentle uphills. I'll keep packing until we get a good base then start using the groomer.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

First 2011 Grooming Report

Welcome skiers! After our first snow fall of the season, we got the grooming equipment staged over to the RRCG, we started rolling and packing the road all the way into Grayling Parking lot. We haven't packed all the campground loops yet as the gates are locked. We'll get them opened shortly. Also, we're grooming a "new" trail. Before you get to the main gate to the campground, there is another road to your left. Follow this up to another gate and you'll see a groomed road to your left. This old logging road goes for a mile and dead-ends above Gwinn's Lodge. Nice gentle hills; adequate for both classical and skate skiing. We've also got 2 new groomers, Natalia A. and Katie F.; thanks to both of the them. Enjoys the conditions; more snow would help!!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Well folks, we stored all the grooming equipment for the Season! It was a Great first season. Thanks to all for the positive feedback and great trail etiquette! See ya' next ski season!!! Thanks...The Groomers

Friday, April 08, 2011

It is hard to say goodbye...

Get out and enjoy the remaining skiing. The base is intact but thin and warm temps mean the dusting will be gone soon letting the pavement continue to creep in.

Sunday, April 03, 2011


Just finished grooming the RR Campground Road to Grayling and the Campground Loops. A Classic track has been set. The main road is in good shape; there are "thin" spots in the campground loops. With our warm temp's, skiing will be best in the morning and mid- evenings. Enjoy it while you can...not sure how much longer we'll be able to groom.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Just groomed RR Campground, the road to Grayling and all the Campground loops....also set a classical track..Great skiing...get out there while we have such great conditions and long daylite...

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Just groomed the road to Grayling and the Campground Loops...No track has been set; should be good skate skiing while the temps last. Get out and enjoy what snow we have left!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Snow, Great Skiing!!!

Packed, groomed and set track to Grayling and Campground Loops. Get out and enjoy the spring skiing and full moon!!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Great skiing!!!!!

Just groomed all campground loops and the road to Grayling Parking lot...fantastic skate skiing and the track is in good shape..enjoy the sun!!!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sweet skating

Just groomed the road into Grayling and the campground loops...track didn't need to be re-set..There's some good skiing out there...Take advantage of it!!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Texture is back

Some said the campground was an icy place where your skis could find no purchase. The cold temps won't help but hopefully a little resurfacing will. The road and last three loops should be good skiing. Enjoy.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Trail to Falls

We drug out the trail to the falls again today. It is a little wider and several folks have been able to skate it. The hill down to the falls, however, may be exciting whichever skis you are on.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Groomed but warm

Ed and I drug the trail up to the falls yesterday. It was great skiing in the afternoon. I groomed the campground road and loops later but warmer temps today will make conditions pretty soft.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fresh Snow = New Corduroy

The snow just kept coming Friday and pillow-topped the loops. I groomed earlier than usual this evening so all the freshies can set up nicely overnight. Everything in the campground is groomed and classic track is set everywhere but the transitions. The entrance is orphaned for the time being since someone parked past the Road Closed sign next to the gate. Once they leave some repair will be in order.

Enjoy your Sunday ski.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Snow

Just groomed the new snow in RR Campground. Road to Grayling and all Campground loops have been packed and groomed and a track has been set....Get out there and enjoy the new snow!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Trails are groomed!!

Groomed the road to Grayling as well as all the campground loops this afternoon. Track has also been set. Should be great skate skiing!! We'll be on it later this week...enjoy the conditions!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Russian River Falls

The Kachemak Bay Ski Club graciously loaned us a drag. We widened and groomed the trail to the Falls. Skate skiing is feasible, but best to make the 2+ mile trip on classical skiis. Beautiful ski.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Gouged out is groomed again

Heard there were some snowmachine tracks in the campground. Warm snow means deep marks so I headed out to groom and found they had cut up everything pretty good, crossing the classic tracks frequently, weaving what seemed like aimlessly. It took a fair bit to comb out.

The campground is all groomed out now but please spread the word to drive, on the non-river side of the classic tracks to the trailhead and if, for some reason, it is necessary to drive in the campground - to do so in a manner that minimizes the mess.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Great Skiing at Russian River CG

Hey skiers...get out there...the road to Grayling and all the RR Campground loops have been groomed and a track has been set. Enjoy the conditions while they last!!

Friday, February 04, 2011

RRCG is groomed

The road and loops are groomed and classic tracks are set everywhere but Rainbow Trout. Enjoy.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fast skiing!!

Just groomed the RR Cmp. road to Grayling and the campground loops. Classical track has been set. Get out there! It's better than you think!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fresh Again

New corduroy along the road to Grayling and all five campground loops. Enjoy your Sunday ski.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The surface has returned.

I just groomed the road to Greyling and the loops. Track is set along the road. Please help to steer hikers and subsistence snowmachines to the non river side of the classic tracks. Enjoy.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Ugly stuff

Tried a few passes with the groomer yesterday.....grooming teeth did scour a little, but it would take a lot of passes to get it ski-able. Hopefully the temps will warm-up a little or we get a new dump of snow. If anyone wants to donate $150k...we'll get a piston bulley and have everything groomed up in a flash. Otherwise, it's going to take a while. Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

No Bueno

Not so much snow as bulletproof ice. Skiing is no bueno but hiking is easy without the possibility of postholing. Think snowfall thoughts.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Ugly Conditions

Hey skies...with the soft, sloppy snow conditions...please stay off the Russian River Campground trails until the temps drop and the snow firms up. When that happens, I'll be out grooming...Thanks