Weak base poses challenges for snowmobile trail groomers

High traffic on a weak snow base is creating challenges for groomers on Boulder Mountain and Frisby Ridge, says Snowmobile Revelstoke Society Executive Director Angie Threatful.

“We are facing serious challenges in grooming the trails.,” she said in a trail-condition update on Saturday afternoon. “As you read in yesterday’s update, there is a very weak base due to warm temperatures and low amounts of snow.  This morning we welcomed over 250 snowmobilers at Boulder and over 200 at Frisby. Again, this much traffic on poor base is making it difficult to maintain the smooth trails that our visiting snowmobilers like to see.

“Again, our groomer operators are doing their best during these challenging conditions.  To help make conditions as good as we possibly can, we are grooming this afternoon.  We will also be grooming again this evening so that we can improve things as much as possible.

The following is a copy of the grooming report and scheduled grooming.

We groomed last night. We are grooming this afternoon and will be grooming again tonight.

Trails groomed:

  • Kirkup to the second side hill; and
  • Frisby Main.

There are five inches of new snow at Boulder and six inches at Frisby.