Another Great Day To Ski

 Jonathan and Ian skiing on the Loon.

Skiing on the Loon. Go here to see this photo as a video on Instagram.

Open, 21º at 7am. Forecast high 31º. Four and a half inches of light fluffy snow overnight. Just keeps getting better!

Skiing is about as good as it gets. Grab your friends and your lunch, Maxiglide, or extra blue and get out to ski. With 4 1/2 inches of snow overnight, all freshly groomed, a beautiful day for a ski. 

Bring your Maxiglide, or the Swix equivalent. Using Maxiglide is like greasing a pan. You rub it on no wax skis to keep the ski from icing up on days with fresh snow around 30 to 34 º, or if the sun hits the new snow.  Bring yours or buy some here. Rub it on tip to tail and take it with you. ... 

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Yoga Schedule Week of March 10

My new favorite Mary Oliver poem. Above is the abbreviated version. The middle lines left out are beautiful too. Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing. ... 

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This Is Your Lucky Day, Chickadee Is Open.

Open, 21º at 7am. Forecast high 31º. 3 inches of snow overnight. Storm total 20″. Great, fabulous skiing today.

What a day, the skiing yesterday was great. A little grabby and a little icing happening on the skis. Bring your Maxiglide, put it on and take it with you.

Ian is out now grooming on the snow machine “up above”. The picture below is on the Chickadee this morning. He will next take the Ranger and the new ginzu on the “lower trails”. ... 

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14 Inches, Perfect For Fabulous Skiing!

The Ranger with 14 inches of new snow. Resting this morning.

Open, 25º at 6:30am. Forecast high 31º. 14 inches of snow at 5:30am, and suppose to snow all day.

It only snowed here 14 inches. I know there were places where it snowed more. But, you know what, 14 inches will give you perfect, fabulous, wonderful skiing.

Ian is in the snow cat. Jonathon on the snow machine. Chuck is plowing the parking lot. I know they will work all day to get you skiing in great tracks, as long as I get them egg sandwiches. (Chuck’s birthday today!) ... 

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Whew, The Excitement, Up To 20 Inches of Snow!

More flying off the jump.

Open, 25º at 7am. Forecast high 27º. And the forecast is for snow.

We are open and the skiing surface snow on the ground this morning is crunchy. New snow is already falling, a half inch, all ready, and the new snow will make the skiing good.

Skiing yesterday was fantastic! And jumping on this hill, always a hit!

We gathered sap yesterday. Boiled last night, until midnight. We made 6 more gallons of syrup. Up to 20 gallons for the year. Our high # of gallons for a year, on this evaporator, is 60 gallons. A pretty good year so far. ... 

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The Calm Before the Storm

Beautiful sunrise kind of morning.

Open, 16º at 7am. Forecast high 37º.

Spring skiing. Hard and fast in the morning, slower and softer as the temperatures and sun warm the snow.

The storm due in Wednesday/Thursday sounds quite exciting. Heavy, wet snow. 13 -17 inches of heavy, wet snow. Localized amounts up to 20″. We all love snow or we wouldn’t be here reading or writing about skiing. Really, that much heavy, wet snow will be a lot of work. ... 

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A Little New Snow

Jonathon is ready to ski another day!

Open, 25º at 7am. Forecast high 34º.

Skiing today will be good. A little new snow in the tracks to slow it down and away we go. Yesterday Ian groomed, the Turkey, Woodcock, Snow Goose, Grouse Goshawk and Lower Blue Jay.  With the new snow this morning in the tracks skiing is better if he leaves it alone.

Ian and Chuck boiled in the sugar house again yesterday. We are up to 14 gallons of syrup, the most we have made on this size evaporator in a year was 60 gallons. And yesterday’s syrup seemed particularly tasty. Don’t know how or why that happens, but we’ll take it. A little surprise sap run on Saturday, Ian gathered and they boiled it down on Sunday. Ask Ian about the 3/16ths tubing lines we are running, it is an interesting conversation. I am inclined to believe sugar makers are the mothers of invention. ... 

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