Good Skiing Today, and Boiling Some Maple Syrup

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Showing tracks, variable conditions, different left to right.

Open, 23º at 7am. At 7am there are a few clouds and sun. Forecast high 29º, mostly cloudy and a few flurries. The past two days have been far warmer and sunnier than forecast…so who knows?

Good spring skiing. Variable snow conditions, powder up high and corn down low or anywhere that gets any sun after about 10am. Waxless skis are great right now; waxing is still almost impossible. Decent classic tracks in most places. Faster loose granular in the mornings, hardens and speeds up again late in the day. Slower when the sun hits it or the temperature goes high enough. I will keep talking about fast afternoons until I don’t hear from skiers how fast the downhill was in the later in the day.

Ian gathered sap on Friday afternoon. We ended up with just over 200 gallons, plus what runs into the tank from the tubing behind the sugar house. Enough to boil today and get 5 or 6 gallons of syrup. Make the sugar house one of your stops today. It is very interesting. They will start boiling after the grooming is done. So late morning. Kids are welcome in the sugar house, as long as they are accompanied by an adult, most things in the sugar house are very hot.

Fire up the evaporator and let’s make some syrup.

 

1 comment

    • Paul on March 24, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Loving your updates! Thank you for the awesome shot inside the sugar house! Be up tomorrow!

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