Monday, January 17, 2022

No reason............

 In the last 24 hours, riding conditions have gone from, I'll think about it, to you're missing out.  Groomers are out and the ten day forecast is looking great, with more snow on Wednesday.  So what ever excuse you have for not coming, is on you.  Because winter has finally gotten to Old Forge and it's time to enjoy it.

Today's Video.............

Sunday, January 16, 2022

What will we get?

 As I'm putting together today's video, the radar is showing the leading edge of the storm is in Utica.  So it shouldn't be long before we start seeing some snow.  The 20 below this morning even froze down the sloppy snow at the end of the driveway.  The snow that is loaded with salt from Rt 28.  

Today's Video...................

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

No Regrets..............

 A few rooms had canceled for this weekend, after reading some of the reports on the riding conditions.  But after seeing the video I posted on Thursday, they changed their minds and headed north for a weekend of riding.  Guess what?  Everyone went out and had a great day of riding.  Except maybe Ken.  He had some sled problems.

Today's video..............

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Video of trails............

 I got my sled out, went for a little ride, took video and put on 20 miles.  What did I find for conditions?  Better than I thought with the limited snow.  Don't think you're going to blast down the trail at 60 and have it stick in the corner or go any place you want to.  It is pick and choose.  But you can go out and get in some seat time.  The video today, is over 20 mins. long of trail footage.  Take a look and you decide if you want to sit at home or come ride.

You can speed up the video by going into settings at the bottom right and changing the playback speed.

Today's Video.........


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

What will we wake up to?

 Forecast showed snow for us today.  Late afternoon we started getting a light drizzle and it's still doing it 9:45pm.  But as I said in the video.  It may be a good thing.  As it is firming up the snow we do have and helping make base.  I'm wondering what it will do over night.  Will it stay drizzle at 27 degrees and freeze or change over to snow?

Today's Video..............

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Got the predicted..............

I didn't want to sound like Dave and say the lake effect wouldn't amount to much. So I kept my thoughts to myself on how much snow we would get from it.    We did get 5 or 6 but nothing more.  One thing is for sure, the cold has settled in, we had 16 below this morning.  

Today's Video...........

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Hope it's more..........

Forecast is still calling for 2 to 7 from lake effect.  I was really hoping to see some good wet snow over the last 24 hours.  But all we got was a light coating of ice and a dusting of snow.  At 9pm the wind has picked up and we are starting to see lake effect.  Cross your fingers that Old Man Winter points the snow guns at us. 

Today's Video............

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Cross your fingers !

 WINTER STORM WATCH

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 7 PM EST
SUNDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, mixed precipitation
expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to two inches
and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. For the
Winter Storm Watch, heavy lake effect snow possible, with
snowfall accumulations of greater than 7 inches possible.

* WHERE...Northern Herkimer County.

Local news last night said we would see heavy wet snow from this.  Cross your fingers we do, because that would build the base up fast.

Today's Video...........

Friday, January 7, 2022

Light Traffic.......

 Not many people in town today and light traffic on the trails.  Trail crew was out doing what they can, with the limited amount of snow we have.  Not much else to report on.  Looks like snow on Sunday and cold temps all week.  Cross your fingers and get dancing.

Today's Video.............

Thursday, January 6, 2022

First One !

Here's the first trail video of the season for ya.  Tom and George went out and gave it the old college try today.  I have to say it doesn't look as bad as I thought it would.  But take in mind, they only saw like ten sleds all day.  If you put normal weekday traffic out there, it wouldn't be long before it was down to dirt.

Today's Video..............

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

I did it again..............

 I started making this video last night and stopped to watch a TV show at 10.  My plan was to finish it when the show went off.  Well the show went off and my eyes opened at 4am.  So I'm finishing it now at 8:30am.

There is going to be lake effect on Thursday.  I'll keep you updated on what the local forecast is saying and what we may get out of it.

Today's Video..........

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Cross your fingers...........

 Ten days temps are looking pretty good.  But doesn't look like much snow.  All we can hope for is some surprise lake effect that isn't predicted.  

Today's Video.................