It was a weird winter. Mother Nature threw out weather with abandon; cold, hot, snow, not. It was tricky to keep up. We had weeks where we either had too much snow, or nowhere near enough. Though out it all though, we had you our loyal regulars and our new friends.
Each year we end the season with heart felt thanks to everyone who skied with us. This year is no different. We really appreciate your support. We appreciate those of you who switched over to snowshoes when the skiing wasn't all that great. We loved that you went out and explored parts of our trail system you hadn't see before. We thank all our loyal pass holders for supporting us no matter what, and we thank all the folks who discovered us this winter. For all of us here, Viking is a labor of love. We work hard to try and give you all the best we can, and so thank you for continuing to come visit us. It's a short season, and no one in their right mind would do this if they didn't love it. We are really glad there are so many like minded folks out there. Have a lovely spring. We hope to see you all again next winter.
Peter, Dana, Malcolm, Marion, Jane, Karen & Bob
Below Winter 2022-2023
Open for skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking
Updated grooming report: Inner Trails, Boynton out to the cabin and back, and Pines to the driveway and back. 10k total measured one way. (Round trips on some of these trails double the distance)
We are open today with limited skiing on the inner trails this morning. All trails except Thor's are two way so there's actually a fair amount of skiing. Malcolm is out grooming, making lots of passes to pull up a nice loose granular snow, turning to a spring corn snow. The skiing will be a bit fast until the sun has time to soften things up. The field took a hit, but you can walk up to the trail heads where the snow starts. There's still a lot of snow out there. Boynton will be open to the cabin today.
The sun is out and putting a lot of energy into the task. Temperatures will be slightly above freezing later this morning. It's also a great day for a snowshoe picnic, so if you are looking for a chance to get out for some fresh air, grab some goodies and maybe head out to the little cabin for a lunch in the sun.
Happy April Fools Day - funny thing, we really are closed because it really is raining. We don't think this joke is very funny. It's a yucky day. Stay home, stay dry and warm and keep your fingers crossed that we can get one more day tomorrow. After that we're pulling in the flags and calling it a season. We really hope we can get some skiing out of tomorrow, we'll know in the morning. If we still have enough depth, and we can groom - we'll be open.
Spring is everywhere. The weather is all over the place, going cold then really warm then back to cold. This morning is no different. It's 29 degrees right now, but it will be over 32 soon. Skiing will be fast in the morning but the sun will do its thing and it will soften up before the unattractive weather comes in later this afternoon.
We are open and skiing until then. Malcolm is out grooming this morning making nice loose granular snow for today. We'll have 14km open for skiing, all the trails are open for snowshoeing.
Looking ahead: Tomorrow isn't looking all that great. We'll most likely be closed tomorrow and then we'll see what Sunday brings. We're hoping to be open for one more day, and there's a very good chance Sunday will be it. It's hard to close when we have this much snow but folks are digging into their gardening catalogs and down south, you know southern New England, the gardens are already popping. As much as we love spring skiing, not everyone wants to come out to ski. Personally, I find it easier when all the snow just disappears and Mother Nature makes the end of winter decision for us. But right now, we have so much snow, it's hard to decide. So, we'll see how it goes. That's a long way around us saying, we don't know yet. Saturday may help with the decision. We'll see...
Looking ahead: we will not be open Wednesday and Thursday this week. We'll be back on Friday at 9am. Saturday is up in the air because of the weather forecast, Sunday is looking good. Sunday will probably be our last day of the season. Once things start to blossom and folks start pulling out their golf clubs there's not a whole lot of interest in skiing anymore. It's sad, but that's the way it goes every year.