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.


 

Conditions and grooming (February 21, 2017)

All skating lanes groomed this AM.  No new track set due to hard conditions.  As it warms today the skating will be superb and tracks will soften.  Take advantage of the beautiful day.


 

Conditions and grooming (February 20, 2017)

No new grooming today due to warming conditions.  Skiing should be fun as it warms today in the February sun.  Grooming will continue Tuesday AM.  Please park in road or parking lot on other side of road.  Trail side parking lot gets very muddy and ruts are hard to remove when frozen.  Snowshoeing would be great today.


 

Conditions and grooming (February 19, 2017)

Trails are in great shape!  No new grooming today due to very warm conditions.  All trails are groomed for skating and track is set.  This is a great spring skiing day.  This afternoon is the last Bill Koch program so it is going to be a busy day.  This week we will groom as much as possible.  Get out there while it lasts.


 

Conditions and grooming (February 18, 2017)

All trails groomed this AM.  The powder is transitioning in warmer weather so it can be sticky at times.  Beautiful day to get out and classic ski in the tracks.  If you really need a workout snowshoe trails are beckoning some harder packers.


 

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