Snow conditions history for Crystal Lake

Thank you to all the snow conditions reporters who provide these updates for us.

14 March 2019

Due to the rise in temperatures and lack of snow we are CLOSED for the immediate future.Thank you for your patience. 
Becca DeNicholas3:02 pm 14 March 2019

13 March 2019

WE ARE OPEN! Unfortunately, our trails are not that great. We have very spring-time conditions with slush on the ground and stick as well as rocks unearthed. We will be offering half day prices all day and we hope to see you here.Please check in at the office and refrain from using the parking lot as we are trying to safe the ground. 
Becca DeNicholas9:17 am 13 March 2019

25 February 2019

Due to the large amount of ice that we have on our roads and trails we are CLOSED today.We are expecting to get snow on Wednesday which will hopefully allow us to open later in the week. Please stay tuned right here for future information regarding our opening. 
Becca DeNicholas7:15 am 25 February 2019

24 February 2019

Due to the large amount of rain that we received last night and are continuing to receive this morning, we will be closed for today. Stay tuned here for information regarding our opening tomorrowThank you for your cooperation. 
Becca DeNicholas8:22 am 24 February 2019

23 February 2019

WE ARE OPEN!!!Our trails have a solid base of ice with a fragile "crust" on top. The crust formed from the melting ice and snow refreezing over the evening. The temperature is supposed to rise above freezing today which will make the trails very enjoyable to ski on once the crust on top melts. Our lower trails are groomed while our upper trails are going to need to be blazed!Due to the icy nature of our trails all of our trail passes and rentals will be the HALF DAY FEE. So come up with the family and bring your friends to enjoy Crystal Lake Ski and Outdoor Center. We hope to see you all here. 
Becca DeNicholas8:45 am 23 February 2019

22 February 2019

We are OPEN today!Our trails have a crunch to them. There is probably 2 inches of ice on top of the snow. Breaking it up is manageable, it'll just make you go a little slower. The lower trails are mostly groomed. Expect for it to get substantially warmer throughout the day. 
Becca DeNicholas6:07 am 22 February 2019

21 February 2019

We are CLOSED today. Unfortunately last night we got a good amount of freezing rain that iced all of our trails. The conditions for skiing are less than ideal and our roads are just as bad. We are aiming to be open later this weekend and hope to see you all there. Thank you for your patience regarding this matter.
Becca DeNicholas9:39 am 21 February 2019

19 February 2019

WE ARE OPEN TODAY!  Our trails have a solid base of ice with snow on top. Though the trails are fast, there is no lack of control. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy themselves today. The only trails that are groomed are Big Fern, Blue Moon, Oak Loop, Hidden Pond, Backway, Laurel, Pitchpine, Kettle and Blueberry.  Catfish, Bear Creek and Wildrice are CLOSED for the season.  We hope to see you all here, and as always, be careful on your way up! 
Becca DeNicholas8:54 am 19 February 2019

18 February 2019

WE ARE OPEN TODAY!!! After a rainy weekend we fortunately got about 2 inches of snow last night.  Our trails have a nice solid base and the powder on top makes for some enjoyable skiing.  Only Pitch Pine, Laurel, Blue Moon, Boardpile, Backway, Blueberry and Big Fern are groomed, however, there are no tracks set.  We hope to see you here today! 
Becca DeNicholas9:48 am 18 February 2019

15 February 2019

Due to the rain that we received last night and this morning we will be closed tomorrow as well as Sunday.  We are expecting snow Sunday night and if we preserve our trails this weekend we are aiming to be open all of next week starting on Monday the 18th We thank you all for your patience in regards to this unruly weather and we hope to see you on the mountain next week.
Becca DeNicholas1:57 pm 15 February 2019

14 February 2019

Unfortunately we are anticipating rain this evening into tomorrow morning. In order to preserve our trails for Sat-Mon we are going to be closed tomorrow(Friday).  Thank you for your patience regarding this matter, we appreciate it. 
Becca DeNicholas4:30 pm 14 February 2019

14 February 2019

We have been waiting for the perfect conditions to open and unfortunately we haven't gotten them.  However, we WILL BE OPEN today starting at 1pm.  The trails are not in great shape; only about half of our trails are groomed and there are no tracks set anywhere. There is about a 1/2 inch of cracked ice on top of 2 inches of powder on top of more ice. This will cause the skiing to be particularly fast. Beginners might struggle controlling their speed while experts will have a good workout. It doesn't seem like control will be an issue, unless you decide to blaze your own trail; you will be in for extra fast skiing if that's what you decide to do.  We are unfortunately expecting rain tomorrow morning, so please stay tuned right here and on our social media for information regarding our opening.
Becca DeNicholas12:09 pm 14 February 2019

3 February 2019

2/4/2019 - Due to the warm weather and rain that we are expecting, we are CLOSED until further notice. We aim to preserve as much of the snow on our trails as we can in hopes of reopening as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 
Becca DeNicholas9:54 pm 3 February 2019

3 February 2019

We are open today. With the warmer weather coming up hopefully some of the ice melts a bit, allowing for our groomer to do it's job. Yesterday, however, the reports we got from skiers of all levels indicated that the trails were fun to ski on. The 3-4 inches on top of the ice-base was enough to allow control and handling. The trails are well packed down with no signs of debris cluttering them. Skiers of all skill levels will enjoy a a fun day on our trails. 
Becca DeNicholas8:06 am 3 February 2019

2 February 2019

We are open today!  Our trails still have a solid base of ice with only 3 inches of snow on top, which will make the skiing very fast. Because of the ice, our groomer hasn't been able to operate as well as it should, meaning the majority of our trails are NOT groomed. Beginners will enjoy a challenging experience while experts will get a great work out.  And as always the road on the way up isn't bad, however 4wheel/front wheel drive is highly recommended. 
Becca DeNicholas9:24 am 2 February 2019

1 February 2019

We are open today. We have a solid base of ice with 4-5 inches on top of it. The one report on our trails that we had yesterday stated that skiing wasn't too bad. Even though the skiing was fast, there will still some control. Beginners are in for a challenging experience while experts can expect some fast skiing that is sure to give you a workout. We also have 9 inches of ice on our lake! So if you would like to go ice skating, please bring up the family! When you arrive please check in AT THE LODGE, the Ski Center will be operating out of there today. Like always, the hill up is not too bad, 4-wheel/front-wheel drive is necessary but with it you should have no troubles at all. We hope to see you here!
Becca DeNicholas8:45 am 1 February 2019

31 January 2019

We are open today Our base is still solid ice with 4-5 inches on top of that ice. Our groomer could not work with all of the ice, keeping 80% of our trails ungroomed. The skiing will be fast and unstable, inexperienced skiers will have a hard time staying up while experts are in for a work out.  On the mountain the temperature is -2 with a windchill of -8. If you plan on coming up, make sure you bundle up!  On the way to the shop you can expect cindered roads, however 4-wheel drive/front wheel drive and snow tires are a must.   
Becca DeNicholas9:08 am 31 January 2019

30 January 2019

We are open!  However, our trails are not in great shape. There is a thick layer of ice as our base and our groomer could not effectively groom, leaving 80% of our trails untouched. The skiing is going to be fast and uncontrollable for novices. Veterans will manage, although it'll be a work out.  Unfortunately we are expecting rain later in the week so this might be the only time during the week that we will be open.  If you are still looking to make the trip up, the roads getting to us are not too bad. Four-wheel drive or Front-wheel drive is necessary to get up here but if you have those there shouldn't be any problems. 
Becca DeNicholas12:35 pm 30 January 2019

25 January 2019

We have gotten a lot of rain over the past two days, because of this we are closing for the immediate future in hopes of preserving our trails for when we do get more snow. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Think snow!
Becca DeNicholas8:59 am 25 January 2019

23 January 2019

Due to the serious weather we are going to get today, Crystal Lake will be closed. Tomorrow we are expecting a fresh dusting to hopefully add a fluffy layer on top of the icy conditions the sub-freezing temperatures have created. Thank you all for your understanding, and hopefully we'll see you on Thursday.
Becca DeNicholas6:56 am 23 January 2019

22 January 2019

As the day continues on our trails are becoming more and more icy. We still have a good base of 8 inches of snow, but the low temperature is icing over the upper trails. There haven't been any stick or rocks reported, so your old skis still aren't needed. Hopefully we get some snow tomorrow instead of the freezing rain that's being called for. Ski on.
Becca DeNicholas12:52 pm 22 January 2019

22 January 2019

We are open today. We have 8 in of groomed snow on all of our open trails. The only trails not open for the season are Wild Rice, Bear Creek and Catfish. There are classic tracks set on Pitchpine, Laurel and Boardpile; our groomer is coming within the next few days to lay down some more. There is a layer of frozen snow on top causing for some fast skiing, however, it hasn't turned to ice so there is still control. Suitable for all skiing levels. Perfect for skate skiing. There are some twigs poking out on some of the upper trails, but it isn't worth bring the old skis over. We look forward to seeing you.
Becca DeNicholas7:08 am 22 January 2019

21 January 2019

WE ARE OPEN! 2/3rds of our trails are groomed and ready to ski. The rain yesterday morning has caused for some fast skiing, but doable at all levels. Wild Rice and Bear Creek are CLOSED for the season, but there is still plenty of trails to be had! Careful coming up the mountain, as it's a bit slick. Four-Wheel/Front-Wheel and snow tires will make the trip a breeze.
Becca DeNicholas11:06 am 21 January 2019

14 December 2018

Unfortunately we had a bunch of rain here recently that has wiped out all of the snow. Still open for hiking, though!
Becca DeNicholas3:23 pm 14 December 2018