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Snow for Christmas!

For the first time in three years Old Forge has useable snow for Christmas.  Thursday, December 20th it began to rain.  It rained all day and late in the afternoon/early evening it began to snow.  By morning there was about five inches of snow on the ground.  It was watersoaked and sloppy, but the temperatures dropped and it snowed most of the day on Friday.  Saturday it snowed more and on Sunday, December 23rd it snowed even more.  After settling, there is still twelve inches of snow on the ground.  The lower loops of nordic trails at McCauley Mountain are pacted and skiable.  There is between 0 and 5 inches of packed snow on the trails.  The low spots are wet, but will freeze with the cooler temperatures.  The forecast for the week is for snow showers daily.  No rain is scheduled for the area!  What does that mean?  We are having our first winter biathlon since February 2011!

Plan on joining us on January 1st for a day of nordic skiing.  There will be a biathlon race starting at 10 a.m. followed by a nordic race at noon.  The long range weather forecast is for cold weather, which will make the snow cold and crisp!  Come on out and join us for the day and make New Year’s Day a New Year’s Nordic Day in Old Forge!  Merry Christmas and we’ll see you on the 1st!

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