This looks promising!
Jim and Frank headed up to Amabilis on Wednesday and found lots of snow past the Y, to wit:
Jim Slyfield photo
... and from the looks of things, we're getting a lot more snow now, and down in lower elevations. Perfect timing, because the Amabilis Time Trial is just a week and a half away! The race will be canceled if there isn't enough snow to groom, but right now, it's looking good, and R and R Lind, the contract groomer, may try to groom Amabilis tomorrow. So right now, the race is on, and here is the scoop:
Sunday, December 16, 11:00, 5k, all uphill, freestyle
registration: 9:00-10:30 day of race only, checks or cash only, suggested donation $15
start in waves of ten at one-minute interval
warm clothes will be snowmobiled to the finish line at the Y in the road
baked goods (for a donation), warm drinks, chili, and prizes in the cabin after the race
It's going to be a great way to kick off your ski season. If you think you need some uphill training, Max might snowmobile the track sled up the hill on Saturday or Sunday; when you see him, be sure to thank him for spending his Thanksgiving fixing the snowmobile - thanks, Max!!
*** Late-breaking news: as of Friday morning, Rune reported that there is still not enough snow to groom at Cabin Creek. Keep doing the snow dance!
*** More late-breaking news: as of Saturday morning, Rune reported that Lind plans to groom Amabilis this afternoon.