We have received about 6-8 inches of new snow. I do not hear the Inlet snowmobile groomers out, but I was told they are grooming in Webb.
The ski groomer was planning to hit the Inlet Golf Course this morning and then head over to Fern Park this afternoon. Conditions should be pretty nice!
Ice skating rink is still open and the sledding hill has fresh snow to play on.
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Ice Skating Rink is open! And the sledding hill looks good!
Ski groomers report a 3-4 inch “packy” base throughout Fern Park with fair to good conditions. 10 inch base on 95% of the trails at the Inlet Golf Course and in excellent condition.
I have not seen a snowmobile groomer out yet, but I have seen a couple sleds. I also talked to Big Moose Yamaha last night and they say riding is still not too bad.
Snofest Deal will continue until April 1, 2013. Purchase your 2013/14 permit in person for $65 and get this seasons permit to stick on your sled today and we will mail you next season’s sticker in the fall.
Starting April first 2013/14 Preseason Permits will be on sale. Purchase them online, in person, or mail in your application. These stickers also will not be mailed to you until September-October.
We have received 2-4 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. Not enough for the groomers to go out, but everything is white again and it is still snowing.
The ski trails at the Inlet Golf Course might be worth a try. The trails at Fern Park might not be too bad, but are sure to have some wet spots.
The ice skating rink is still closed, and probably will be closed for the rest of the season. The sledding hill might be fun this afternoon.
Unfortunately it is not looking good for winter activities today. After a couple warmer days it started to rain last night and is still raining now. While there is definitely still snow out there, getting to it will not be easy. There will be no grooming of any kind today. The ice skating rink is closed and the sledding hill is pretty wet.
The snowmobile season does not end until April 1 – another 19 days. Anything can happen…
Oh, and you can still purchase your 2013/14 season permit at the preseason rate of $65 if you stop by the Inlet Information Office or the Town of Webb Visitor Center.
Snowmobile trails are still in pretty good shape. Groomers were out yesterday and one will be out tonight as things cool down again to flatten them up. Groomers will be out again tomorrow.
Ski groomers were out today and say all trails are in good to excellent condition. All of Fern Park groomed as well as Ralph’s Run, Cliff View, South Loop and Limekiln Road Connector was groomed on Sunday. The Inlet Golf Course and Limekiln Campground were groomed on Monday.
Ice skating rink is open and looks good and so does the sledding hill.
Forecast shows a high of 35-36 tomorrow, 30 on Thursday, 30-31 on Friday, 37 on Saturday, 35-36 on Sunday with snow on Thursday , Friday & Sunday. Looks like it will be a great weekend for Snofest!
We got about an inch of new snow overnight and it is still trying to snow now with not much accumulation. Temperature is just coming up to 20 degrees for lunch.
The snowmobile groomers are out. I can hear them talking to each other on the scanner, but I am not sure where they are today.
The ski groomer is hitting the golf course right now, and will swing through Fern Park before calling it a day. Trails are still in good condition.
THe ice skating rink is back open, but is still a little wet in spots. Sledding hill looks great!
Well, we did not get the 6-8 inches they were predicting for Tuesday night into Wednesday. BUT, it did NOT rain all day here either! There was a little bit of freezing rain in the morning, and the rest of the day stayed in the mid 30′s with not much falling from the sky until the evening. Overnight we got about an inch & a half of heavy snow.
Snowmobile groomers moved snow around yesterday and then were out on the trails as it started getting dark to firm things up overnight. There was at least one groomer out this morning packing down the new snow while the temperature was still cold. Currently it is 32 and holding.
Last report from the ski groomers was on Monday when they reported 6-8 inches of hard pack and everything in excellent condition. That morning they bumped into skiers on the trail sating “It’s great! Not sticky with or without wax.” They had even been in to Limekiln Campground and groomed from Limekiln Road to the site #181-#220 loop and around. Groomers were not out Wednesday.
Ice skating rink is closed with a layer of water on top, but should be back open by Saturday. And the sledding hill is slick!
Frozen Fire & Lights Thank You
The Town of Inlet would like to say Thank You to all those who made the 11th Annual Frozen Fire & Lights a great success!
At Fern Park, donuts were enjoyed around the fire. The sledding hill was a very popular spot, and the ski trails were enjoyed by many. The Inlet Public Library had visitors stop in for their book sale. The Inlet Youth Commission had a nice turnout for their Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop held at the Inlet Town Hall. Around 5:30 people started gathering around the huge bonfire at Arrowhead Park, where free hot cider, hot cocoa, donuts and Zweigle’s hot dogs were served. At 6:45 PM the kayak raffle for the Alexandra Sutherland Scholarship Fund came to a conclusion with the winning ticket being drawn by Alex herself. The winner was Trudy Menzzennto of Randleman, N.C. Thank you so much for all of you who contributed to this fund to help Alex and to honor Kirsty’s memory, and to all of the volunteers and local establishments who helped to raise a total of $5200 to further Alex’s education. Promptly at 7:00 PM began the wonderful display of fireworks by American Fireworks out of Utica. After the fireworks, many wandered over to Matt’s Draft House @ Screamen Eagle for Wine & Chocolate Sampling.
Thank you so much to Shelby McGill and her helpers Autumn Townsend and Shelby Townsend for the wonderful snow leopard in front the town hall at Arrowhead Park. And thank you to the Inlet Highway Department for piling the “fresh” snow for them to work with.
The Third Annual Cardboard Sled Race was another success! We had 24 entries this year! 7 awards were handed out to 6 sleds. Thank you to Dennis Hudson for his master of ceremonies performance and for manning the starting line at the top of the Fern Park sledding hill. Thank you to the following for their assistance with judging, timing, inspecting, registration and making sure the sleds stayed upright: Adele Burnett, Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Nancy Jennings, Patty Wittmeyer, and John & Andrea Frey. We are looking forward to next year’s entries!
Thank you to the following for their contributions towards the fireworks: Central Adirondack Association – Burkhard Evans Insurance & Real Estate – Adirondack Images – Adirondack Reader – Adirondack Fairway B&B – Bear Up North Cottages – Frank & Carolyn Belknap – Big Moose Yamaha – BJ Queen Enterprises – Tim & Jill Brownsell – Buzz Chew Racing – Channel House Barber Shop – The Cinnamon Bear B & B – Clark Energy – Clark’s Marina & Snowmobile Rentals – Construction Effects – Brad Damon – Deer Meadows Motel & Cottages – Bill & Lynn Faro – French Louie Adirondack Sports – D. Gerace, Attorney at Law – Drake’s Inn – Golden Acres – Eagle Bay Village – Hard Times Café – Heroux Construction – Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club – Inlet Department Store – Inlet Golf Club – Kalil & Kalil, PC – Kalil’s Grocery – Levi Lumber Company – Richard H Lutz Building & Mechanical, Inc. – Marina Motel – Mike Marleau Builder – Nelson’s Lakefront Cottages – The Ole Barn – Pedals & Petals – Peter’s Cottages – Raquette Lake Supply, Co. – Red Dog Tavern – Rocky Point Properties – Nick Rose – Screamen Eagle Pizza – Seventh Lake House – Penny Stuart – T’s EZ Mart – Tamarack Café & Movie House – The Tavern – Ted Payne’s Bus Service – The Wine Shop – Hall & Patty Wittmeyer – The Woods Inn – Zone 3.
Thank you to the following for their time spent setting everything up, attending bonfires and manning hospitality booths: Paul & Reggie Chambers, Patty Wittmeyer, Dennis & Barb Thibado, Nancy Jennings, Aaron Glue, Brian Smith, Lisa Gambacorta, Mitch Lee, Jay Latterman, Doug & Betty Hugelmaier, and the Rochester Post Explorers.
Thank you to the Town of Inlet Highway Department and Parks Department for moving snow, grooming the sledding hill and trails, moving tables, and everything else necessary to ready the parks for this event.
Huge thank you to Mary’s White Pine Bakery for supplying hot dogs, donuts, cider & cocoa, and to the Inlet Youth Commission for providing the grill. Thank you to the Inlet Emergency Services for being on standby with the ambulance. Thank you to Mary Marleau, Sue Beck & Georgia Levi of the Inlet Youth Commission for hosting the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop with help from Robin Murdock & Erin Timmerman. Thank you to American Fireworks for an awesome show! Thank you to the Town of Inlet and the Inlet area businesses for their support during this event. And thank you all for your enthusiasm.
And if we have missed anyone, forgive us. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.
Inlet Area Business Association