Category: Skiing News

Skiing? Early Season Skiing With Your Season Pass

Closed/Open(for season pass holders.)

Temperature 29º at 7am.

New snow- 3.5 inches.

Snow at the stake- 8 inches.

You can come and ski if you have a season pass, and you are willing to ski around whatever is still out there. There are still a few wet spots and Ian is working at fixing everything. He has been around all trails with a snow machine. You will find some fantastic early season skiing out there, however in some spots the snow cover is thin. Bring the rock skis.  ... 

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Not yet.

Closed. 32º, five inches of snow at the stake.

But, the ground is white. It now hasn’t rained for a couple days. The five inches of snow are wet. Everything still needs to dry out and settle and then another snow on top before we can be ready to ski. The sledding, however, is pretty good. And today will be more igloos and a snowman. ... 

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Are You Ready For Winter?!!!

Time to think about skiing. Are you ready to buy your pass again, or are you ready to commit to the season for the first time. Having a pass can lower your stress level. Leave the skis in the car, drive out any old time and ski a loop, or many, and not worry about it. One long time season pass holder compares buying his season pass to belonging to a  CSA, commit and support.  ... 

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Been a Pretty Busy Week Up On the Mountain

Work meeting on the new trail, Sunday, September 23rd, at 9am. Ian and Bill have some wood to move. The buncher left a little wood in the way. Needs to be moved before the excavator comes in. The buncher, did you notice I did not say “feller-buncher”, if you are in the “know” it is “buncher”. Bring work gloves and water and wear study boots. ... 

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A Little More Info on the New Trail

Part of work crew on day 2. Thank you to all the helpers!

It is happening. It is a work in progress. There are a few details that will only work themselves out once we have snow and we are skiing.

This is a trail designed by Bill Koch and Ian Black. It is wide enough to skate on, but not limited to  skating. It is all on our land “out back”. It leaves the barn/field area and winds up and around, about 3.33 km. Three laps will make 10 km. This ski will have hills – both up and down. You will be working. It will tax your abilities, your stamina and your ability to ski well, as it is mainly designed for aspiring racers to train on. Bill and Ian laid the trail out in the spring while there was still snow on the ground, measuring the length and steepness of the hills. They went over it again and again, trying to perfect the design. Then they marked the way, mostly to guide the feller/buncher and to tell him which trees to cut. Then they went back with the help of many friends and cut the small stuff out of the way and drug it off to the sides of the trail. As of this writing, the feller/buncher is coming in to cut the big trees, and after that the excavator is coming in. Wow, what exciting times! ... 

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And So It Begins………

See the blue slashes? New trail.

Ian and Bill are building a trail. They are offering you all a chance to help. The first “trail building” is Saturday, the 8th, 8am start time. Meet in the parking lot. Wear boots, bring gloves. The new trail will be an intermediate trail, designed for a good ski. I know this is not much notice for a work meeting, and you probably really want to pitch in. I will keep posting opportunities to help. ... 

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It Snows and Then It Melts. It Snows and Then It Melts.

Wild Wings Trail Map

We will not be opening again for the weekend. 

Prospect Mountain, in Woodford, VT, east of Bennington on Rt 9 is still open. They had double the snow that we did during each storm in March. Ian, Heather and Graham skied at Prospect on Wednesday and had a great time and a great ski. They said the snow is great.

Season pass holders can ski here at WWXC…no grooming, and sticks and debris and bare spots exist but the skiing is pretty nice. ... 

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