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Toe To Snow Is Good

Open, 36º at 7am, a light drizzle. 45º is the forecast high, and cloudy. Ian has been grooming forever. He is 3 here and ready to drive the snow machine.  The ground driven tiller behind this machine never did work.

It might be rainy, but the snow is corn snow and good soft skiing. It is suppose to get cold overnight tonight and will freeze and harden back up. The sunshine tomorrow and warm temperatures will make Saturday a great day to ski! We have an end date of April 8th. We are going to hope make it that many more days. ... 

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Great Skiing, Great Syrup

Open, 33º at 7:30am, cloudy. Forecast high 44º and cloudy, chance of some rain later in the day.

Skiing is still good spring skiing. We had about 10 skiers yesterday. The snow is nice corn snow and there is still a lot of it. Since it is almost the end of March, we know skiing is almost done. Can you get out to ski again?  ... 

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Skiing is Still Good

Open, 31º, and cloudy. Forecast 43º and generally  cloudy.

I admit I have become a little spoiled from all the sunshine and blue sky. Despite the clouds, the skiing today will be good. We still have lots of snow still left. We have been able to have all the trails open. If the loggers aren’t making syrup and they show up we may have to close Chickadee at the last minute.  ... 

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Great Day For a Great Spring Ski

I love smiling skiers!

Open, 17º at 7am, and sunny. Forecast, 41º, partly sunny.

Today looks like the best weather day of the rest of this week. The forecast has not been real accurate. So, we’ll see.

Spring skiing, hard and fast in the morning and late afternoon. Slower and softer in the middle part of the day. Depending on temperature and sun, and today both temperature and sun will make good skiing. ... 

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A Perfect Spring Ski Day

The busiest hill around.

Open, 21º at 7:45am, and a sunny blue beautiful sky.  Forecast high, 38º, and clear.

The skiing is wonderful, spring skiing. The snow will soften and warm up, say, after 11am. Spring skiing is variable, it can be soft and wet in places, and dry and powdery other places. Over all a great time! We are not grooming today. Ian is working on the new Ranger, oil change, etc. and then he is skiing. Woo-hoo! ... 

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Spring Skiing and Maple Syrup, Life is Good.

Is that a beech tree?

Open, 20º at 7am, and the sun is peeking through the clouds. A dusting of snow overnight. Forecast 34º and cloudy.

Great spring skiing again yesterday and today might be the same. Ian is out grooming, here is a picture from this morning. Spring skiing is faster in the morning and again later in the day. The skiing slows down if the sun hits the snow or the temperatures get warm enough. The forecast has not indicated it would be warm enough for good spring skiing for days, yet it has been sunnier and warm enough all week, for good skiing all week. At this time of day I only know the forecast, not the reality. ... 

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Good Skiing Today, and Boiling Some Maple Syrup

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. ... 

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