I'm running out of ways to say how wonderful the skiing is. All trails are open, with the exception of Helga's and Yggdrassil we are skiing on packed, groomed powder with about 2" of fluff on top.
Yesterday Malcolm groomed the big loop: Pines Run, Secret Meadows, out Loki's and back. And last night he did a run through Boynton, The Chute, Roundabout and back in on Boynton.
We picked up another 2" of snow this morning with possibly more coming this afternoon. The temperatures are perfect for nordic skiing.
This weekend. The skiing is going to be really great. We'll have all the trails open for skiing, snowshoeing. Unfortunately it is still too soft for fat tire bikes on most of the trails. The Cafe will be open for take out on Saturday, the fire pit will be lit and the S'More kits will be in abundance. Nordic skiing is a wonderful way to get out in the woods with your family. Come visit us!
Yet another beautiful day here in our beautiful part of Vermont. We keep picking up little bits of snow overnight that just add to the fabulousness that is already out there on the trails. Malcolm is out grooming and smoothing more trails this morning. He's groomed almost all the trails now except for Helga's and Yggdrassil. The skiing is pretty fabulous with lots of packed powder and beautiful set tracks. The skate lanes have firmed up nicely for skate skiing and with the cold weather we expect this to continue so that by the weekend the trails will be firm enough to allow fat tire bikes too.
The wind in the woods is minimal at best, so wind chill is not a problem. This is a big plus over that other kind of skiing. No big winds, no long chair lift ride, you create your own heat. Being a naturally socially distant sport make cross country skiing and snowshoeing a great way to spend some time outside.
The skiing is great! The pattern for the week seems to be a little bit of snow falls every night. We're picking up a couple of inches of fluffy snow each day that is just adding to the numbers and making the skiing and snowshoeing quite lovely. It's still very soft out there so it isn't good for fat bikes yet, but soon. Possibly by this weekend things will have set up enough.
Almost all the trails have been has been groomed and tracked. The only trails ungroomed are Helga's, Yggdrasil and Outer Loki's. Those trails are open for some back country style skiing. Malcolm will be out grooming this afternoon again. It's a perfectly lovely day for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Still too soft for bikes.
If the crowds on the big hills are too much for you, come ski in the woods. It's not windy and the snow is great and people are naturally socially distant.
We are leaving this up so you have an idea where we are starting from. We had almost 40 " of snow and fabulous skiing up until Christmas Day. Then we got over 2" of rain and heavy winds that ate all the snow and dropped a number of trees. We spend a week getting everything cleaned up and then we waited and waited.
The last few trees are cut up and pushed off the trails. We'll be checking the night skiing lights tomorrow then we'll take a few days off to recuperate. Now, all we need is snow!