Trail Conditions/Grooming Report

 

Inertia: Tendency of a skier's body to resist changes in direction or speed (Newton's First Law of Motion). Goes along with this other physical law: Two objects of greatly different mass falling side by side will have the same rate of descent, but the lighter one will have larger hospital bills.

 

 

Friday Feb 21, 2020.  Evening Grooming Report.  Technical Problems resolved so Trails at Gould Hill Orchard were packed and groomed this evening.  If you're looking for "first tracks" you should get out there EARLY on Saturday before the temps warm up. Enjoy the weekend.  I'll be headed up north to watch our Nordic Hawks race tomorrow so no grooming in the morning.  /groomer sasquatch/

Friday Feb 21, 2020.  Trails at Houston Fields were re-groomed early this AM.  Due to equipment difficulties we have not yet groomed at Gould Hill Orchard. We expect to have that ready Saturday morning. Check back here and on Facebook for updates.  Good luck to all Hopkinton Hawks Nordic skiers who will be racing at White Mtn Regional H.S. tomorrow morning.  Ski Strong !!!

Thursday Feb 20, 2020.  We had to let that new wet snow from Tuesday freeze up overnight before we could groom it this morning.  Trails at Houston Fields were packed and groomed this morning.  Conditions are a bit funky-chunky from all the crust on top of the snow. But there's plenty of snow for good coverage. We'll get to the Orchard later today and/or tomorrow. Updates here and on the Blackwater Nordic Facebook page. Its a beautiful wintry day out there.  Our Hopkinton Hawks Nordic Teams are skiing strong with more exciting race action ahead.  Go Hawks !! Enjoy the day.  /groomer sasquatch/

Mon Feb 17, 2020:  The Orchard was groomed for skate skiing this morning.

Fri. Feb.14, 2020: The Orchard was groomed this morning for skate skiing. Conditions are a bit soft but coverage is excellent. Groomer Will

Sat. Feb 8, 2020.  Finally some snow to groom! Gould Hill Farm was groomed for skating today. Conditions are not quite spectacular but the views certainly are. Trees have a beautiful icy frosting. Groomer Will

Houston Fields are also being groomed today thanks to the superlative skills and efforts of Groomer Sasquatch.

Fri. Jan 24, 2020:  The colds temps over the last few days have helped preserve the good skiing.  Fresh grooming at Houston Fields early this morning.  The snow is good on the woods trail and smaller soccer field #2.  The big field is getting thin and needs more snow. The BKL and Middle School teams will enjoy it this afternoon.  Warm temps and rain on the way this weekend.  Better get out there and ski today while the snow holds.  Enjoy!!!  /groomer sasquatch/

Thursday Jan 23, 2020.  The trails at Gould HIll Farm were skate groomed today. Classic tracks set on Monday are still in good condition. Skiing is excellent. Groomer Will

Monday Jan 20, 2020:  MLK Day today.  The trails at Houston Fields were groomed this morning and classic tracks were set in many areas.  GOuld Hill Orchard will also get groomed again today.  The snow is beautiful and the sun is shining.  Time for some nordic skiing.  /groomer sasquatch/

Sunday Jan 19, 2020:  The fresh snow was packed and groomed this morning at BOTH Houston Fields (behind the LIbrary) and up at Gould Hill Orchard.  Thanks to Copach Rothe for packing snow up at the Orchard while I was working out at the Library.  Its warming up nicely after a chilly start to the day.  And the sun is shining.  What are you waiting for??  Conditions are soft as this snow was much lighter that other snow this year.  After a few days of grooming and skiing it will firm up we hope.  But we encourage you to get out and enjoy it NOW.  Sieze the day!!.  /groomer sasquatch/

Saturday Jan 18, 2020: Winter Weather Advisory and periods of heavy snow may be possible.  That's MUSIC to our ears !! The grooming squad is ready and excited about the forecast for snow this afternoon into tomorrow. We'll gas up the machines and be ready to pack it and groom it. Get your skis waxed up.  We'll keep you updated here and on the Blackwater Facebook page. /groomer sasquatch/

Wednesday Jan 8, 2020: Gould Hill was groomed this morning for skating. A light dusting of snow last night transformed the trails into excellent conditions! Hard to believe so go see for yourself. \groomer Will\

Sunday Jan 5, 2020: The trails at Gould Hill Orchard were groomed mid-day today.  Just the main upper field - nothing down in the woods. The snow is very hard with groomed granular surface.  Better for skate skiing.  No classic tracks were set as the snow cover is too thing and too hard.  There is plenty of snow considering the recent weather conditions. Its a windy afternoon up there but the sun is shining and the view is magnificent. Happy New Year !   /groomer sasquatch/

Thursday, January 2, 2020: Gould Hill orchard was groomed for skate this morning and the conditions are pretty good out there.  Watch for a few ruts and grass here and there but otherwise the coverage is good.  Enjoy! Coach Rob

Wed. Jan. 1, 2020: Welcome to a New Year.  Trails were groomed at Houston Fields (behind the Library) this morning to help you welcome in 2020 in nordic style.  Temps are above freezing already at 10AM but this heavy heavy snow we got is now well packed and we hope it will last until we get MORE SNOW.  Gould Hill trails were also groomed yesterday PM.  Get out there and enjoy the day.  WELCOME 2020!!!!! /groomer sasquatch/

Saturday December 28, 2019: Its a beautiful sunny Saturday with temps in the 40s. The snowmobiles, grooming equipment and groomers are ready for action as soon as Mpther Nature delivers the bounty of snow we anxiously await. At the moment we don't have enough snow to groom or ski on.  The current forecast for snow on Monday looks a bit meager but perhaps things will change for the better (more snow).  In the meantime we encourage everyone to DO THE SNOW DANCE.  /groomer sasquatch/

Saturday December 7, 2019: Gould Hill Trails were groomed this afternoon. That couple of inches of fresh snow from yesterday PM packed down nicely.  Don't get out your good skis quite yet because there are still a few rocks peaking thtough the snow cover.  Conditions are pretty good - a couple skiers were out enjoying the sunny afternoon while I was grooming. Maybe you should get out there too before the big warmup coming on Monday. That may set us back a bit until more snow arrives.    /Groomer Sasquatch/

December 4, 2019: Though we did not get as much as expected out of this storm, we did get enough to start some grooming.  Gould Hill Orchard was groomed this morning for skate.  Conditions are thin and the top field is windblown, but there are some trails to get out on.  Enjoy while it lasts!December 4, 2019. Coach Rob