February 2018 archive

New Tracks on Turkey, and Most Other Trails (updated and edited at 8:45am)

Snowcat/Ginzu combo has the snow tilled pretty well.

11° at 7:00AM, forecast high 32°

17km Open Double tracks on the Turkey, Woodcock, Snow Goose, Grouse, Goshawk, and Lower Blue Jay. Single track on the  Chickadee.(Chickadee is a little thinner than the lower trails, so a little rougher.)  The tracks are beautiful. The skiing is going to be nice. Wow, the sky is blue and the sun is out and warm. What a great day to be outside. ... 

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Adding snow to Chickadee

It doesn’t look too bad out there. We had to leave one area alone – two big wet spots that would melt any snow that we put in before it drains and freezes more. Lots of spots with dirty snow (tree debris), but it’ll be open another couple days at least!

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C and the Flash (photo doesn’t exactly reflect current conditions)

Open, 38º at 7am, with the temperatures dropping all day with a low of 5º tonight. Looks like most of the day we will be at 35º with snow flakes in the forecast for this afternoon. It got pretty warm yesterday, and didn’t freeze overnight. Please check in during the day to day to see if anything has changed.

22km open. Wet, corn snow base. No grooming today. With the temp falling all day, it will get faster and firmer. Again, check in during the day to see if there are any changes. I am hoping The Thunder Bolt Kid can save us from this weather. ... 

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Spring Skiing

Open, 22km double tracked, 32º at 7am. Forecast high 45º and cloudy. (The picture above is Mary a couple years ago. I like the picture, it makes me smile.)

Good spring skiing. The snow has “corned up” and the skiing is really good. Corn snow is snow with a rough granular surface resulting from alternate thawing and freezing. ... 

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Yoga Updates

Tracy and Jesse Diggins

Updated schedule:

Feb 16th Friday 7:30-8:30am Sore & Stiff 9-10:30am Flow
Feb 17th Saturday no class
Feb 18th Sunday no class
Feb 19th Monday no class
Feb 20th Tuesday 7:30-8:30 Sore & Stiff 5:30-6:45 Flow
Feb 21st Wednesday 7:30-8:30am Sore & Stiff 9-10:30am Flow
Feb 22nd Thusday no class
Feb 23rd Friday 7:30-8:30am Sore & Stiff 9-10:30am Flow

This is a picture of Jesse and me after the Fast and Female yoga session at Stratton Mountain School a few years back. It was really fun. I hope I get asked to help again some time.

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Nice Spring Skiing

Nice tracks in the field from Feb. 13.

Open, 18º at 7am. Forecast high 40º.

Good spring skiing on 22 km.  The tracks are in and the skiing is noice. 

I am not a Vermonter, but I can spell “noice” like the best of them, by-jeezum. We did not ski on Monday, letting the rain soaked snow dry out and it worked. Tuesday morning it groomed out nicely. The skiing yesterday was good, and today will be just as good, getting softer as the temperature goes up. Give yourself time to ski a couple of hours, it will be worth it. ... 

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Lots of Happy Skiers Today

Nice tracks in the old field from Feb. 13, (today!!)

Open on Wednesday with good skiing (check it out in the picture). Low of 17º tonight, the temperature is forecast to be 40º tomorrow. Ian groomed 22km this morning and the skiing is good. The tracks are really nice. Some nice spring skiing coming up!

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