OPEN today, Thrusday. It snowed 2.1 inches overnight. The temperature is 10º at 7am. High for the day is 30º. The wind is still blowing. Skiing dust on crust. 2 inches from Tuesday night. We are not grooming. The skiing yesterday was good the conditions are the same, but the temperature will be warmer, you will need maxi glide on your no wax skis.
Spring skiing is upon us. As it should be, it is March 23. Variable conditions are other words for spring skiing. We can put in great tracks and if the snow is too soft the tracks don’t always hold and the skiing is slow. If the snow corns up and stays cold, the skiing is fast.
We try our darnedest to make everyone happy, it is just not always possible. If you know you like fast skiing, do not ski when the temperature is close to 50º. If you know you do not like fast skiing, do not ski when yesterday was 50º and the next day is below 30º. And the sun is a game changer too. At this time of year it is high and warms the snow, making a big difference.
The total snowfall for this winter season is 124 inches. Last winter was 42 inches for the winter season. In the “old days” average was around 150 inches and a snowy winter was around 180 inches. Just a little info.
On Friday there were some exciting tracks and an owl siting.
Susan watched a barred owl catch a mouse and take it a tree. Then it watched her. Wow! There were otter tracks and slides down the brook from the Ouzel down to the Snow Goose. And mink and weasel tracks. Good time to keep your eyes open the animals are happy to have the warm weather back too.
We have boiled three times. We have boiled 14 gallons of syrup. We have been making medium and fancy (old labels.) Fancy is now “Grade A, Golden Delicate Taste”, Grade A is now “Grade A, Amber Rich Flavor”, and Grade B is now “Grade A, Dark Robust Taste”. We are still making the same syrup. It still tastes the same. The new labels are just new labels. Somehow the new labels are suppose to make labeling easier.
ABOUT THE DIRT ROAD: The road is now frozen again, with the ruts and potholes as they were yesterday. The nice road crew guys smoothed it out again, Monday. It is spring in Vermont continue to drive slow and aim high. (Aim high means try to get your tires on the highest part of the dirt. Avoid putting your tires in the ruts, it is then easier to high center your vehicle.)
But if you absolutely can’t do mud and ruts, stick to the pavement.
This is a weather blog and the fella is up in Mad River Glen. So, north of us remember that as you read. But he is interesting and he talks about weather patterns which are very applicable to us. http://madriverglenweather.blogspot.com/
Saturday yoga, March 25th, 8 to 9am.
Monday 9:00-10:30am flow
5:30 -6:45pm flow
Tuesday 7:30- 8:30am sore and stiff
Wednesday 7:30- 8:30am sore and stiff
Friday 7:30-8:30am sore and stiff
9:00-10:30am Maggie flow
Saturday 8:00-9:00am flow
(most Saturdays, check web site for confirmation)
Ian, Chuck, and Tracy!
Wild Wings Ski Touring Center and Yoga
PO Box 132
246 Styles Lane
Peru, VT 05152