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Posted on October 5, 2017 at 8:33 AM by Eileen Hill
As the weather begins to get cooler and thoughts of snow start in
everyone’s mind, not everyone dreads the white stuff. Casper Mountain
offers a great opportunity to get out skiing, snow shoeing and even
biking on groomed trails. Before you go, check out the conditions by
viewing the new webcams that are located at the Trials Lodge. You'll
find current weather, weather history and the forecast so that you can
better plan for your outing. But just don't view in the winter months.
Watch the changing seasons year round. The system was upgraded this
summer to provide a clearer view and more information. Visit the Casper Mountain Trails Center Weather Station or click on the webcam link from the County's home page.
average, it takes around 4 feet of snow before the trails are ready for
grooming. That much snow is needed before the groomer can safely
traverse the trails by effectively covering stumps, rocks and other
obstacles. The County will post trail updates as conditions change but
you can also use the new cameras to keep tabs on snow conditions. Once
enough snow has fallen and the County has groomed the trails, you will
be ready to hit the trails and try out those new skis or snowshoes. Now
all that is required is a ski pass. Anyone using the groomed Nordic
trails on Casper Mountain is required to have a Nordic Trails Pass.
Proceeds from the sales go to cover grooming costs. Passes can be
purchased at the Natrona County Roads, Bridges and Parks office at 538
SW Wyoming Blvd in Mills. You will receive your pass at the time of
purchase at this location. Other locations include Mountain Sports,
Zeeloo's, Crazy Pedaler and 42 Degrees North.