Weather finally cooperating for cross country skiersPublished 10:46am Monday, December 24, 2012
After warm weather and little snowfall truncated the season last year, local cross country skiers are back on the trail.
Last week’s snowfall kicked off the winter recreation season, but last year, a warm winter that saw many people unable to get out and enjoy traditional winter activities like cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
Last year, the annual Kevin and Kyle Dammen Ski Race was changed to a run after temperatures were topping out in the 40s and 50s in January.
Nature Center Director Larry Dolphin has said the typical cross country skiing season lasts six to eight weeks at the Nature Center, and last year they only had a few days through mid-January.
Nature Center officials noted the season simply depends on the weather.
“Mother nature gives us snowfall when she gives us snowfall,” said Julie Champlin, Nature Center assistant.