The trails at Snow Mountain Ranch for grooming purposes are divided into 4 trail zones. We will strive to have at least two zones in very good to excellent condition on a daily basis excepting day time snow storms or high winds. What zone(s) are being groomed will be posted by 9:30am the day of on our grooming web page. Grooming priorities have been established taking into consideration skier use patterns, distance from the Nordic Center, skier surveys, and snow conditions.
East A Zone: This is our top priority zone. It is the trails in the immediate vicinity of the Nordic Center. The trails include the CCO loops, the inner dog loops of Travis and everything South of the NC from Heckman on the East to Lower Blue Ridge on the West.
West B Zone: This zone comes into the grooming pattern in December. It includes the remaining dog loops out to Peter’s Loop in the North. The trails bounded by Wild Turkey in the North to Cranmer in the South and Homestead to the Lower Blue Ridge Trail loop by the Gold Mine.
South C Zone: This zone is our most difficult terrain based on climb and altitude. This is all trails South of the Gold Mine on Blue Ridge. New again in 2015 are some trails that will be groomed to the Nordic Yurt and the Telemark area. These trails have not been groomed in many years.
North D Zone: This zone is an area that will be groomed only for skate skiing, fat biking, and dog sled events. It is an area that is in the North East entry quadrant of the Ranch. The main trails out in this area are Just and Audun. It is moderate terrain and well suited for biking and skate skiing.