Mar 11 2018

The Skiing is SO GOOD!!!!!

Ian, as groomer, catches more great shots in the early morning light.

Open, 23º at 7am. The forecast high 32º. Partly cloudy.

All trails open and the skiing is fantastic!!!

  • Don’t overdress. Fewer, thinner, layers.
  • Bring your Maxiglide or buy some here. Put it on once you get here. (Experience speaking.)
  • Ski at your ability level. Skiing on harder trails, with the plan to walk down the hills is a really bad plan. It wrecks the tracks Ian worked so hard to make and makes the skiing for everyone behind you, all day, awkward and more difficult. SO, do not walk in the trail.
  • When you ski  with in your ability level the skiing is safer and more fun.
  • Pay attention to the snow beside the trails. The animals will be moving and you should be able to see some good animal tracks. There was a mink slide spotted on the Blue Jay at the “Junction” a week ago, watch for it.
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    Mar 10 2018

    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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    Mar 09 2018

    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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    Mar 09 2018

    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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    Mar 08 2018

    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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    Mar 07 2018

    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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    Mar 06 2018

    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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