We Are Grooming
Nevada Nordic is back at it for the 2018 - 2019 ski season. Read on to learn more about where we are grooming and how you can help us groom more! We hope to see you out on the trails : )
Old State Route 431
Thanks to NDOT, we have a permit to groom a little over 2 kms of Old Mt Rose Highway. Headed towards Reno, the grooming starts just beyond the second pull-out on the right-hand side of Mt Rose Highway. Our trail is a straight shot up and back down.
Please park on the South side of the highway in the pull-out area. Do not park on the opposite side of the road and cross the highway on foot. If it is snowing and/or the state is plowing the highway, do not park at all. We will only groom after a storm has passed and the roads are clear. Please come back a day or two later, after the plowing has been completed.
For the time being, we only have the capability to groom for skating. After New Year’s, we hope to get a track setter installed on our 1989 LMC 1800 snow cat. Our stretch of groomed trail is fine for interval training, and when snow is sparse, may be the only option available.
Our long-term goal is to have a cross country ski venue similar to what Diamond Peak had in the Mt Rose Area between 1989 and 2000. The process of getting there is painstakingly slow. At various points along the way, we will need you to write to public officials, and attend various government-agency public meetings. While we have access to IVGID’s five acres for permanent structures to house a lodge and store the equipment, we need permits to groom from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service. We are anxiously awaiting the release of their master winter use plans.
Incline's Mountain Golf Course
We will groom a trail for skating and classic skiing on the Mountain Golf course as soon as it has enough snow. The loop trail will start and end at the Mountain Golf Course chalet. IVGID’s Golf Course Management has been extremely supportive. And, should we get another winter like 2016/2017, our snow cat will be at their disposal to remove snow and protect the fairways from icing damage.
Spooner State Park
The rangers at Spooner have welcomed and assisted us for the last four years. We plan on continuing this relationship this season.
Our snow-cat (LMC 1800) is trailer capable without having to deal with the “Wide Load” restrictions and regulations. It is a bit time consuming to load and unload the LMC 1800, but it is doable. We need a volunteer or volunteers with a ¾ to 1 ton truck who is/are willing to tow our equipment to Spooner and back. We will groom there when there is a need for a heavy machine with a blade.
Being one of the smaller snow cats, we believe that we will be able to groom North Canyon Road up to the North Canyon campground, and possibly all the way to Marlette Lake.
Donations and contributions designated for Spooner will be used to pay operating costs at Spooner. In between storms, Spooner volunteers will maintain the trails with the State Parks Alpina Sherpa and track setter.