Tracy Black

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  1. Lots of Happy Skiers Today — 11 comments
  2. 14 Inches, Perfect For Fabulous Skiing! — 9 comments
  3. Today Marks the End of Another Great Season — 6 comments
  4. Spring Skiing — 4 comments
  5. A Perfect Spring Ski Day — 4 comments

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Planning the Next Season

Trail Map

Closed for the season, 24º and cloudy. Forecast, 39ª and snow flurries.

No rest for the weary. Ian started his non-ski season job yesterday and after that went for a ski with a couple friends, and then out on the trails with neighbor Bill to work on laying out the new racing loop. What I know right now is, up around in the area of the Lower Blue Jay and Goshawk. And we could see some changes to the down hill part of our skiing. This is going to be a fun summer, filled with more changes!! ... 

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Let Spring Begin!

Closed, 15º at 7 am and sunny. A blue beautiful sky. Forecast 35º and partly sunny. 

Alec sent this photo of his granddaughter to me yesterday. He said, “Second time on cross country skis. Had to hustle to keep up.” 

Every skiing grandparent wants to be able to bring the grandkids skiing!  And everybody both admires and is a little sad when the older person can’t keep up anymore. Ian was in second grade when he could ski faster than me. But even to this day, he slows down and just skis with me as we chat. When he was 8 we probably talked about how much he wanted a Nintendo. Now we talk about which trees should stay and which tree, when removed, would improve the skiing. ... 

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Today Marks the End of Another Great Season

Perfect tracks. April 7th, 2018.

Open, 25º at 8:30 am and sunny. Forecast high today. 33º. Nice spring skiing. Lower trails open, Turkey, Woodcock, Snow Goose, Grouse, Lower Blue Jay groomed last night. Goshawk open, not groomed, there are some wet spots at the top of Goshawk you can ski around, but the groomer can’t get around.

It has been quite a season. From snow and really cold, to the spell in January, rain, warm, freeze, really cold, snow, repeat. A great start to February and the right back into the repetitive pattern of January. All turning around at the end of February and March to end with some of the best skiing in decades. And to think that it is now April 8th and we have great spring skiing. ... 

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If The Skiing Weren’t So Perfect, I’d Be Ready For Spring.

Perfect tracks. April 7th, 2018.

Open, 25º at 7:30am. Forecast high 34º and party sunny. The skiing is perfect and soft and wonderful. Because the high will be around 34º, you will need Maxiglide on no-wax skis. The photo above is from this morning about 6:00am. How does Ian get from the groomer to the photo taking spot without leaving boot prints?

Seven inches of new snow. Yesterday afternoon, before the snow was serious, I told Ian we didn’t have to be open for the weekend if we didn’t get enough snow to have good skiing. He told me we would be fine and the skiing would be good. Holy cow, he was right! ... 

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Yoga Schedule April 7th – April 21st


This picture is from May 2, 2017. I hadn’t tilled the garden yet, and had not put in any manure yet. Look at the rhubarb, on this side of the garden, leafed out and getting ready to grow. The light green in the trees are sugar maples flowering, the red tinged trees are  red maples. Get ready because here we grow, I mean go. ... 

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Ski Today After the Snow Starts Falling!

Open after the snow starts. The temperature right now is 15º. The air this morning is cold and the snow is hard. The forecast is for 35º and snow. Skiing once the snow starts falling will be ok. Once the snow starts. Ian will groom after we get some new snow. The Weather Channel forecast is 1-3 inches of snow and the National Weather service forecast is for 2-5 inches of snow. We should start a pool. ... 

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Two Days Off, We Might See You For the Weekend.

Closed, 32º and raining at 7 am. Forecast is for rain and wind and 51º. And then 16º overnight tonight. What a ride this weather event will be.

We will be closed today and Thursday. The forecast for Friday is now 1-3 inches of snow. We will open for the weekend if we get enough new snow for good skiing. I’ll let you know as soon as we know. Chuck is thinking the prospects look good. I am be the pessimist this time. That is not normal. ... 

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