Conditions and grooming (March 21, 2017)

Although the next 48hrs look to be pretty chilly, once daytime temps get back above freezing starting on Friday, the skiing and snowshoeing are plenty fun.  I love seeing folks out there enjoying the warm days - there should be enough snow out there to move on for the next week or even two.  Three and a half months of skiing - what a season!


 

Conditions and grooming (March 18, 2017)

Another absolutely beautiful day for skiing.  All skating lanes were groomed this AM.   We will groom all trails we have opened up tomorrow morning and possibly break open up a few more trails if time permits.


 

Conditions and grooming (March 17, 2017)

Another beautiful winter day.    Skating lanes and tracks on the following trails:  Ricker's Field, Pond Loop, Ricker's Ridge Trail and lower field,  and loop on Mary and Faith's Trail.  Skating lanes were freshly groomed this AM. (No pots of gold seen on the trails...)


 

Conditions and grooming (March 16, 2017)

A beautiful winter day for skiing.  The following trails have been groomed for skating and set track:  Ricker's Field, Pond Loop, Ricker's Ridge Trail and lower field, and a loop on Mary and Faith's Trail.  It looks like we have a few more days of good skiing so we will continue to groom some of the trails.  Snowshoe trails need some pack for those that need a good workout.


 

Conditions and grooming (March 15, 2017)

Ricker's Field, Pond Loop, Ricker's Ridge and a loop on Mary and Faith's trail were packed out this AM.  Snow got too sticky so tracks and rolling will not happen until  Thursday AM.  It looks like we are going to have some great late season skiing.  Grooming will continue as long as winter conditions persist.  Get out there and enjoy the March sun.


 

Conditions and grooming (March 9, 2017)

The good news is that the snow shoe trails are a great way to get out to enjoy a bit more winter while you can.  They're still covered with snow, clear of blowdowns, and fun for tromping.

 

The bad news is that the ski trails aren't groomable unless we get a little more snow.  They're still covered (except the bottom of Ken's drop - beware!) but now a sheet of ice again, and our equipment is just not able to soften it up enough.  When the temps climb into the mid 30s and above, the top surface softens enough to have some fun skate skiing and waxless classic.

 

These are odd winters we've had lately, but we make the best of them.  The good news is that we've had snow covered trails for 3 months so far.  Not bad.  Not bad a'tall.

 

Conditions and grooming (March 3, 2017)

Rich D'Alessandro was able to groom the Pond Loop and Perkins Ridge Trail to give you a chance to get out of the wind.  Enjoy!

 

Bruce


 

Conditions and grooming (March 3, 2017)

Believe it or not, the trails are still completely covered with snow, but now frozen to the consistency of your refrigerator door.  Grooming is a little challenging, but there is now a skate lane around the field that will be fast and fun for skating, and pretty good for classic, although without set tracks.  There are a couple rough spots where the snow melted to ice.

 

We'll try to groom out a bit more as we're able today and tomorrow.

 

This weekend will be cold, but we are likely nearing the end of the season if we have another warm week with rain and no new snow. As it warms up next week, the skiing will be fun spring conditions again. Come enjoy the skiing while it's here - any skiing is better than not skiing!

 

Conditions and grooming (February 27, 2017)

As bizarre as the weather may be, there's still fun to be had out on the trails, and the good news is that the frost bite risk will be very, very low.

 

Grooming is difficult when the snow is so warm, but if you wait a little bit after the thermometer goes above freezing, the snow softens, and there is still full coverage everywhere.  Skating will be decent, and there are some classic tracks in places in the woods.  Come expecting spring skiing, and you'll be pleased.

 

The snowshoe trails are also fun, covered, and clear.  There is plenty of snow in the woods, and Lapham Brook is beautiful if you head down that way.  

 

Conditions and grooming (February 22, 2017)

There is still plenty of snow out there but with conditions changing so rapidly every day,  grooming on a daily basis will not be done.  It takes quite a bit of gas and time to groom trails.  We will continue to groom when possible to help keep the trails packed down and clean.  Best time to ski is before it gets too warm each day.  Snowshoe trails are in great shape for an alternative workout.


 

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