The Boulder Ranger District has granted a Special Use Permit to the Boulder Nordic Club for “trail grooming” at West Magnolia. For background, please see https://bouldernordic.org/grooming-west-magnolia-2/.
The Boulder Ranger District has a separate but related project in the same area that also needs to be implemented. Additionally, two other governmental entities have expressed their support for the project but, simultaneously, their desire to work out some operational details.
Given the current conditions and forecast and the above factors, it has either been impossible to initiate a pilot groom or it was in everybody’s interest to defer to a later snowstorm. The snow shortly after Christmas was a candidate for grooming but the BNC choose to wait in order to reach agreement with all related parties and hedge towards long-term success.
Thank you for demonstrating patience and support for BNC pilot grooming operations. They are a large undertaking, not easy, and require coordination with multiple parties.