Tag: Sunshine

Today Marks the End of Another Great Season

Perfect tracks. April 7th, 2018.

Open, 25º at 8:30 am and sunny. Forecast high today. 33º. Nice spring skiing. Lower trails open, Turkey, Woodcock, Snow Goose, Grouse, Lower Blue Jay groomed last night. Goshawk open, not groomed, there are some wet spots at the top of Goshawk you can ski around, but the groomer can’t get around.

It has been quite a season. From snow and really cold, to the spell in January, rain, warm, freeze, really cold, snow, repeat. A great start to February and the right back into the repetitive pattern of January. All turning around at the end of February and March to end with some of the best skiing in decades. And to think that it is now April 8th and we have great spring skiing. ... 

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If The Skiing Weren’t So Perfect, I’d Be Ready For Spring.

Perfect tracks. April 7th, 2018.

Open, 25º at 7:30am. Forecast high 34º and party sunny. The skiing is perfect and soft and wonderful. Because the high will be around 34º, you will need Maxiglide on no-wax skis. The photo above is from this morning about 6:00am. How does Ian get from the groomer to the photo taking spot without leaving boot prints?

Seven inches of new snow. Yesterday afternoon, before the snow was serious, I told Ian we didn’t have to be open for the weekend if we didn’t get enough snow to have good skiing. He told me we would be fine and the skiing would be good. Holy cow, he was right! ... 

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A bit of cleanup to do…

Its a beautiful (but chilly) sunny day! Yesterday was not as beautiful, starting with snow (almost an inch) turning to rain (almost an inch), a few minutes of sun and then the wind blew. And blew. And then it blew harder. There were six trees across North Road that needed to be cut. We’re not sure how many blew down on the trails yet. A big maple blew across our driveway, taking out the power and phone lines. ... 

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Happy Skiing, Happy Spring

Open, 39º at 8:00 am and partly cloudy. 39ª is also the forecast high, with sun forecast for this afternoon.

Spring skiing, variable conditions, corn snow. Ian groomed the Blue Jay, Chickadee and Goshawk last night, put in a new track. All trails open except the Loon, too many bare spot. Chickadee is still open, with wet spots, Ian said, you will get your feet wet. The first hill has melted out, expect to take your skis off and walk a little.  ... 

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Blue Sky and Great Spring Skiing

Open, 28º at 7:45 am and Sunny!!! Forecast high 45º and Sunny! The trails are still covered with plenty of snow. The snow re-froze last night and will now soften and make the skiing really good and fun. Blue sky and sun shine, a great day to be out.

Ian re-groomed the Turkey, Woodcock and Snow Goose last night. He was headed up the Grouse/Goshawk, the snow was still too wet and heavy and the Ranger would not pull the ginzu up the Grouse hill. Thank goodness we insisted on buying the winch on the Ranger. Ian said it was the 4th time he has winched the rig up a hill this winter. Glad to know it works.  ... 

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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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