This will be more of a backcountry tour. Countyline trails are not yet groomed, but even though there is not enough snow to groom, there is enough snow to ski. If skiing, bring your "rock skis." The trails at Countyline are relatively flat, so you don't need metal edges.
There will be a 5.5K option (about 3 1/2 miles) which means taking the Overlook Trail to the scenic overlook and back. The other option will be to ski the CountyLine perimiter. This is about 9K (about 5 1/2 miles).
Dogs are allowed at Countyline. If bringing your dog, make sure their paws can handle the snow. If you have a long-haired breed, they should wear dog booties.
What to bring:
◦Clothing - 4 layers on top, 2 on bottom
TOP: Base layer (thermal t-shirt (not cotton))
Turtleneck (not cotton)
Sweater (or fleece or vest)
jacket (NOT a heavy coat!) - an athletic windproof, water-resistant, or waterproof jacket
Thin shell - loose-fitting, water-repellant (NOT heavy snowpants!)
Mittens - waterproof (gloves NOT recommended)
socks - wool or wool-blend (avoid cotton!)
Classic Skis or Snowshoes, Boots, Poles
Hydration Belt with water bottle and snack
In the car:
extra snacks and water
back-up mittens or gloves
Updated report on Grand Mesa Nordic Council web site
From Grand Junction it takes about 55 minutes to get to the Countyline trailhead. Travel up Highway 65 to the very top of the Grand Mesa. From Grand Junction, this trailhead is past Mesa Lakes Resort and past Skyway. If you end up at the Visitor's Center, you've gone too far. From Delta, the trailhead is past the Visitor's Center. The parking lot is right off the highway - be careful!