After several years of cloudy conditions, this year’s Moose Mountain Sunrise Ski Tour had clear skies and a glorious sunrise.

Here’s the report from leaders Bad Bob and Sharon Baker:

We had 26 participants skiing from 8 to 14 kilometers. We started the tour at 10:00am under perfectly clear skies and +1 degrees. Some of our skiers came up from the cold valleys below claiming as low as minus 32 degrees!

There was a good breeze blowing on top of the ridge, but it really wasn’t that bad as long as you kept moving. The sunrise made its appearance just after 11:00am and was enjoyed by all. The snow was a bit slow, but this was a TOUR. Everyone was rewarded with a swift return back DOWN the trail. Most skied the 10-kilometer distance, which took about 1-1/2 hours to climb up and 30 minutes to get back down.

We started and finished in the warmth of the Baker’s home. Once most the skiers finished, they all enjoyed food and drinks inside and shared stories of their adventure that morning. As you can see from the photos, it was a perfect day for a ski tour. Thanks to all that came out and took advantage of the Sunrise and the Groomed Trails!

See photos of the tour here: