November 17th - Early days folks, but this early snow teaser reminds us - now is the time to get those season passes!
I'm getting a few emails from folks wondering about when we typically open. The straight answer - there is no typical any more. Changes in climate here in the southern climes of northern New England means that those early December snows we got when we were kids don't seem to happen as often as they used to. Maybe it's a memory thing, but I'm pretty sure those December storms are a little bit leaner than they used to be. Either way, memory or weather patterns, it's a sad state of affairs.
However, we know winter is right around the corner. Today's snow reminds us of that. We are working hard to get the last bits done so that the minute we have enough snow on the ground to run a groomer around, we will open for skiing.
It's anybody's guess when that may happen but when it does, I will post it here, on Instagram and Facebook. I'll also send out a news blast to our newsletter mailing list. If you want to get that message, go here and ask to be added to the newsletter. We don't send out a lot of messages, so when you do get an email from us, it's something we think you will want to know.
While you are here, you might want to check out the deals we have on season passes and discount coupon books - here. While they last.... prices are the lowest of the season until the first of December then they change. Until then, keep the faith, get ready because winter is just around the corner.
Summer is right around the corner. It's time to clean up and take a well earned break. In a few months, we'll start looking ahead to next season and start all over again. We thank you for your support. We did have a great season, in spite of it ending way too soon. We hope to see you again when the snow flies. Until then, we wish you all a wonderful summer. Here's to hanging out with friends and family, picnics, hikes and lazy summer afternoons.
We are closed
Malcolm did the early morning check and what he found was not great. We lost more snow last night before it got cold so we just don't have enough snow to make it enjoyable. There are too many bare spots out there to connect the dots. We won't be putting everything away just yet, we've been surprised before with unexpected snow. If that happens we won't let it get away. Until then, we're here thinking we're probably closed for the season, but we've said that a couple of times, so we won't totally write it off not just yet.
This guy is kind of happy hanging out on Viking Run.
It is entirely possible that we may get in one more day of skiing. We didn't lose as much snow as we expected to today. There is still snow out there, and if it all doesn't melt overnight, we'll keep on appreciating it. Malcolm will check in the morning and make a decision. I'll update in the morning when he lets me know what he finds. Maybe...
Updated Sunday night: We will be open tomorrow, Monday March 14th for as long as the snow lasts. The skiing today was wonderful. Monday will be typical spring snow, it's going to get warm. The best skiing will be in the morning.
15k open for skiing 20k open for snowshoeing
Rolled flat, no tracks set
Thin cover in places.
All trails on the left side of our map are open. Boynton Run and Beaver Pond trails are closed to skiing. Scroll down for a picture of that side of the trail map.
By the end of the storm, we picked up 4" of new snow. We didn't get a lot of snow, but we got just enough to ski today. Malcolm is out grooming, but he's not finding a lot of depth, so he'll only be rolling it. There are some tracks left, which have snow in them, but he will not be setting new tracks. He's hoping to groom out to Loki's. I'll update as soon as I hear back from him. It will depend on what he finds when he gets out to the fields whether he can continue all the way out the loops.
Come today, maybe tomorrow but that is about as long as this will last. Today is a perfect day for a trail side picnic.
All equipment (skis, boots, snowshoes, bindings, poles) Swix hats and gloves, Choucas hats, and the entire wax shelf are on sale. We're low on a lot of it, but we can probably get you set up still. If you are thinking you want new skis or snowshoes, now is the time to get some.
Scroll down to see all our trails. For individual trail information, click on the trail name. Click the X to go back to the list.