Mar 22 2018
Open, 28º and cloudy. Forecast high 34º, some sun this afternoon.
Another nice day for a ski. Good skiing thru the weekend (at least). The road is not really muddy at this point. But, there are quite a few pot holes. Drive slow, better for your car and everyone else on the road.
There are animal tracks out there. Keep looking around. Animals have been spotted too. Look for mink, deer and raccoon tracks on the Middle Blue Jay. Otter slides on the Upper Blue Jay and down along the brook on the Woodcock and Snow Goose. Coyote, bobcat and snowshoe hare winding thru the woods, look in the newer forests with the younger trees. I have seen deer tracks around. Let me know what you see. The snow plopping out of the trees has made some interesting tracks, one that looked like a Sasquatch. And the short trees on the Upper Blue Jay looked like trolls in hiding. ...
Mar 21 2018
Open, 15º at 7am and cloudy. 34º is the forecast high and cloudy with a chance of snow. The skiing is so wonderful. A nice packed powder base with really good tracks.
Sophie flew in on Monday after finishing 3rd in the overall World Cup Sprint standings . Lilly and Sophie had a great ski on Tuesday. Sophie and her team mates gets another day off at home today, and then she heads off to Craftsbury for Spring Series. Living out of a suitcase and in hotels for 4 months has to get old. Must be nice to have your own bed, your own pillow. Even the familiar smells of your own space. No matter how wonderful life is when you go away, coming home is great! ...
Mar 20 2018
Open, 7º at 7am. 33º is the forecast high, and partly sunny.
All low trails re-groomed last night. Hard pack powder, really good skiing! The March sun is intense, expect some variable conditions in direct sunshine.
There are some interesting tracks on Middle Blue Jay. The animals are starting to move again with the warmer weather and the shrinking of the snow pack. Watch for the tracks, the animals and the scat. Yesterday Mary even saw the squirrel dragging away the pine cone. ...
Mar 19 2018
Open, 4º at 7am. Forecast high 24º and sunny! Really great skiing, again today. Chickadee and Loon closed for the week.
This is Ian’s video. At the beginning look for the tree with 2 shelf fungus, there are also 2 visable chainsaw cuts on the tree. This is Dick’s tree. Dick cut marks in the tree, one fall, a long time ago, at 1 foot, 2, 3 and 4 feet. Three feet and 4 feet are the marks you see. So the snow at the top of the Upper Blue Jay is 3 feet deep. Now watch this ski down. Aren’t you ready to get up there!!!!! I am going again.
On Sunday we had a first. A wonderful customer now skiing with a service dog. The dog has wonderful manners. He is big and handsome, and I know he will be welcome everywhere they go. He certainly is welcome back here anytime. He is a working dog, so when he is here remember working dog rules, don’t pet him, pretty much ignore him. Ruby is always here and available for loving. He is a balance trained service dog. The pair of them did better and better each trip around, confidence growing. They had a wonderful day to be out, perfect weather, and perfect ski conditions. ...
Mar 18 2018
Open, -0 at 7:30am. My favorite temperature. The forecast high 22º. The sun is shining and all is right with the world. The skiing is great and the Chickadee is open again today.
The forecast high yesterday was 23º. It really went to 33º in the sun. That means you need Maxiglide, sometimes, maybe. You don’t hurt anything by using it, and the Maxiglide will keep you from sticking. ...
Mar 17 2018
Open, 15º at 7:30am. Forecast, 23º and cloudy, with the possibility of snow showers. Really, right this minute, the sky is blue and the sun is shining. And the skiing is so, so good and wonderful!
The photo above is Mary. She and Brian decided yesterday, while the skiing is great, was the day to ski every trail. Someone asked me the other day how long that takes. The answer is anywhere from 2 to 8 hours. Mary and Brian skied all trails, at a leisurely pace in 5 hours, including food and pit stops. What a great day to ski it all! ...
Mar 16 2018
Surrender and the breath. That is it. Show up, surrender and breathe.
Saturday yoga the 17th and the 24th of March, 8:30-9:30am.