Open at 9am today
Malcolm is out grooming this morning. He sent these pictures a few minutes ago. He will be grooming out to the end of Loki's Loops today, opening up all the trails on the left side of the map except Helga's and Thor's Run. Without the wind and cold temps the fields will be much nicer to ski today. The snow is harder this morning, with a nice granular base. This will soften up considerably as the day warms up. Skate skiing will be really good in the morning.
In spite of the cold yesterday we had quite a crowd, everyone skied all afternoon. The snow was really nice which kept folks out much longer than we expected. Almost everyone was prepared for the cold, and some even reported being over dressed.
There is still a little room in the Learn to Ski lesson this morning. If you are interested in joining the lesson, please call and talk to Jane. 802-824-3933
-21 degrees at 9am.
Due to extreme cold temperatures this morning, we will not open until noon. By then the temperatures will be above zero and hopefully the sun will help warm things up. We want you to enjoy your day and not have to worry about frostbite or frozen toes. It will still be cold so dressing warmly, in layers is a must. No cotton next to the skin - a neck gaiter or scarf and good warm wool socks are recommended. We will be in the shop by 11:30 if you want to give us a call for any updates. Malcolm will be out grooming in the morning, the skiing should be nice, just cold. Plan accordingly.
We will not be doing any lessons tomorrow because standing around for any bit of time is just not going to be any fun.
We will be closed Friday 2/3/'23
It's going to be too cold to ski on Friday. With temperatures living below zero all day, and wind chills hovering around -25 we are throwing in the towel. Frost bite is a very real possibility. We've seen it before and it's not pretty. Frostbite sneaks up on you and can ruin your day. There have been very few days that we shut down the trails because of cold, but tomorrow will be one of them. Friday will be a great day to stay home and stay warm. If you do need to go outside, bundle up and cover up. It's going to be pretty harsh.
Looking ahead: Saturday is also going to be a very cold day. We're still up in the air about Saturday but it's not looking great. We'll make a decision and post it as soon as we do.
We're adding to the snow depth an inch at a time. 2" on Monday night another inch last night. It all makes for some nice powder granular mix skiing. We have 10k+ of trails open for skiing. Malcolm will be out grooming again later this morning as he checks on the stubborn wet spots. He's hoping that this cold weather has had some effect. If he can, he'll close the Pine's Run to Ray's loop today. Fingers crossed.
It's cold this morning. Skiing with a nice insulating layer is a must. Protecting your face is also prudent. You do create heat when cross-country skiing, but it is good to plan your clothing so you can add or remove a layer as needed.
10k+ open today with a really nice groomed powder/granular mix. The little bit of snow that fell overnight has laid down a nice layer of powder. Grooming it mixes it in with the loose granular to make a very nice surface. Malcolm is out grooming this morning and sent this picture of Pines Run. He'll groom a longer out and back today along Pine's as far as the gate. Until we get the water to drain we can't complete the loop but it's still a very nice run. The trails are open today until 4:30.
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