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Feb 02 2018

SNOW! 3.5 inches of fluffy, beautiful snow!


17º at 7am, and that is the high for the day. 3.5 inches of snow since yesterday morning.

Today’s quote from  our friend May, 81, “Where is everyone? The ski is fabulous!”

I am liking February already. I like snow and cold (or colder) temperatures. I am done with too warm, rain and ice.

Ian is grooming this morning on the snow machine. He is putting 2 tracks on the Turkey, Woodcock, and Snow Goose. He is grooming and putting one track on the Grouse, Goshawk and Lower Blue Jay. And he is packing the Middle and Upper Blue Jay. Check in at “the shop” about the Middle and Upper, just to hear what he had to say after getting them packed. ... 

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Feb 01 2018

And it’s Snowing!


23º at  7:45am. Forecast high 33º. And snowing. A 1/2 inch of new snow. The NOAA snow prediction for us for today is 1 -3″ inches. Of course we are pulling for the 3″.

The skiing will be really nice. Keep it in perspective. If you skied at the end of Dec. first of Jan. in all the fabulous powder snow. This isn’t that. But the new snow will slow the skiing right down. Still not enough snow for a track, but this is a start. Yesterday, Wednesday we had 30 Stratton Mountain kids and 2 coaches, 6 touring skiers, 30 little club skiers, and 20 Burr and Burton skiers. They all had a really good time and a great ski. ... 

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Jan 31 2018

Snowflakes in the forecast


5º at 7am. Forecast high 23º.

There are snowflakes in the forecast. Doesn’t take much too make me happy! We are wishing for snow. Chuck’s mom always said, “If wishes were fishes” (I googled the rest) we’d all have a fry we’d eat and we’d eat until we would die. Or, the other version, a little more optimistic,  If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets... 

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Jan 30 2018

Wishing for snow, I would take a flake or two.

Skiing the Lower Blue Jay

Open. 21º at 7am.

Ian is driving around and around. The snow we have is ground up and fast. Yesterday Eddie and Ro skied the Woodcock/Snow Goose, their everyday ski. We had two people, never on skis before, ski for 4 hours. They  skied 2 Turkeys, 2 Woodcocks, and 1 Snow Goose. They loved it and hoped to come back today. And 2 people snow shoed the Goshawk and Middle Blue Jay. They were very happy and tired. ... 

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Jan 29 2018

Who’s doing a snow dance?


20º at 7:00am. Forecast high 29º.

Everyday the snow is different and the same.

As of 7am, the snow is hard and fast. Saturday and Sunday the temperature was 45º and 40º respectively. Which meant that after being ground up, the temperature softened the snow and the skiing was pretty darn good. Spring like.

Today is another story. Frozen up, not solid, like rain washed, but hard frozen granular. Ian will drive around and around and grind up and shave the frozen snow. No wax skis work great. If you have wax it will wear off. Skiing is fast. If you are new to the sport, snow shoeing would be the way to go. ... 

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Jan 28 2018

Nice, loose frozen granular. A little spring skiing.

Skiing the Lower Blue Jay
Skiing the Lower Blue Jay

Skiing the Lower Blue Jay

Ian is going around and round again this morning.

Everyday the snow is different and the same. First, about yesterday. Ian ground the trails, again, fast and very skiable. Some people were on snow shoes, some people snow shoed and then skied and some people just skied. The temperature did go up, went to about 45º. The skiing was good, slower and fun.  ... 

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Jan 27 2018

Fast. All we need is snow.


11º at 7:00am. Forecast high low 40ºs.

Ian is going around again this morning. He is going to try to put in a track as the temperature goes above freezing. The skiing is faster this morning than later after, say 11ish.

The happiest campers yesterday were the snow shoers. They tromped around the Blue Jay and were all smiles. ... 

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