Ski Trail Groom Report

Ski Trail at NEOCWe now have access to over 15 miles of designated ski trails at NEOC on Millinocket Lake, these trails have been expanded by Katahdin Area Trails thanks to recent funding from the

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

. . Scroll down for trail updates. The trails are being built by www.katahdinareatrails.org

Trail Report, 2020

Jan 17, 2020 | 4:46 pm

After what feels like weeks of waiting on what trails would be groomed, hearing the classic questions, “when are we receiving more snow?”, “is winter happening this year?” The Snow Gods have answered us…

Today Val went out and groomed the Katahdin View Trail, Lakeside Loop Trail, and the Twin Pines Loop Trail.
The Katahdin Region received anywhere between 4″-6″ of powder snow throughout the day yesterday, with more snow on the way Saturday night into Sunday.
WINTER IS HERE TO STAY!

TRAILS GROOMED:

– Lakeside Loop Trail
– Katahdin View Trail
– Twin Pines Loop

Total miles groomed: Approximately 8 miles.

Trails are conditions are wonderful – now is the time to get after some skiing!

Track is NOT set on any of the trails, all groomed trails are flat and wide with fresh corduroy.

As always…..
Continue to pray for more snow!
Tallie

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Baileigh Skiing

 

Jan 8, 2020 | 12:41 pm

Ski Trail Report: Lake Loop and Katahdin View Loop were groomed at the end of last week. Since then we have received about 4″ of fresh snow, so they should make for an enjoyable ski. Black Cat and Saddle have not been groomed so you will be breaking trail there if you go that route. Hammond Ridge Trail is not open at the moment due to road construction in that section of the system. So about 4-ish miles of trail groomed at the end of last week, the rest is breaking trail if you choose to go that route.

 

Jan 1, 2020 | 5:21 pm

Welcome 2020! We began our New Year with close to 8″ of snow. Snowfall totals differ between other areas in the Katahdin Region but it’s safe to say 8″ is approximately what we received at NEOC. Matt went out this morning and tilled a few of the trails.
Bear with us here as previous to this snow storm we had received a lot of rain, and most recently freezing rain.

Our trails are slathered in ice and it’s incredibly difficult to give a superb report about grooming due to needing the snow to set on the ice. The snow we received in the last 24 hours was mostly all powder, which needs ample time to be packed down!
TRAILS GROOMED:
– Half of the Lakeside Trail
– Katahdin View Trail.

Trails are currently under variable conditions, so please be weary of icy patches. We must groom a few more times before our trails are awesome again!

Track is NOT set on any of the trails, all groomed trails are flat and wide with fresh corduroy.

For now – it doesn’t hurt to get outside and start the New Year off great!
Continue to pray for more snow!
Tallie

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Dec 5, 2019 | 12:57 pm

Welcome back to winter everybody! Things are beginning to shape up around here on the trails out back behind NEOC. It’s been a long transition from biking to skiing, but we can finally say that we put the groomer to work last night (12/04/2019) and even had some trail maintenance along the way!

From our last two storms of the week – 12/02/2019 – 12/03/2019, the Katahdin Region received close to 16 inches of snow total. Previous to these two storms we had a sweet base of 10 inches give or take.

Matt, Val and Tallie, all went out yesterday and groomed the following trails:
*Lakeside Loop
*Blackcat Peak
*Saddle Loop
*Katahdin View Loop
*Twin Pines Loop
Hammond Ridge has not been groomed.
Track is not set on any of the trails, all trails have been tilled and have fresh corduroy.
All trails are groomed flat and wide.
We will see you out there!
Tallie

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Mar 27, 2019 | 11:03 pm

The entire system – Hammond Ridge, Black Cat Mountain, Saddle Loop, Katahdin View loop – all groomed today, EPIC conditions – come and Ski!
Trails are flat and wide – track set, pic from today.

 

Ski Grooming Report: NEOC Millinocket Lake

Date Ski Trail Groomed Ski Trail Conditions
Jan 17, 2020 Twin Pines LoopEntire trail groomed on 1/17/2020. No track set. Conditions are flat and wide with fresh corduroy.
Jan 17, 2020 Lakeside Trail LoopEntire trail groomed on 1/17/2020. No track set. Conditions are flat and wide with fresh corduroy.
Jan 17, 2020 Katahdin View LoopEntire trail groomed on 1/17/2020. No track set. Conditions are flat and wide with fresh corduroy.
Jan 01, 2020 Hammond Ridge TrailHas not been groomed
Jan 01, 2020 Saddle LoopHas not been groomed
Jan 01, 2020 Blackcat PeakHas not been groomed