From start to finish it was long, intense, good, better, and great.
The Covid Shed arrived December 8, 2020. Three bundles weighing around 13,000 pounds. We knew we would have to hurry to get it built, but…..
On Tuesday, December 15th, the forecast was for 8 inches of snow to fall Thursday/Friday. We finished the new Covid shed, picked up all the building supplies, put the plow on the tractor and got the grooming equipment gassed up and ready to go.
The night of the 16th of December it started to snow before we went to bed. The morning of the 17th, we woke up to 22 inches of snow. And it snowed and it snowed and it snowed.
The National Weather Service came to look and see if our 44.8″ of snow was the record for the biggest snow fall in Vermont in a 24 hour period. We didn’t ever hear back from the National Weather Service about the record snowfall, but unofficially, it was a lot of snow.
The snow made everything beautiful. Gave us a great start to the season. Allowing us to start the ski season December 18, 2020.
On Christmas day we went from 17″ of snow to 6″ on snow at the stake. It was a cold miserable rainy day. But that weather pattern didn’t last. It is not the weather pattern we were stuck in. This year when we all needed to be outside skiing more than ever the weather gods granted great weather and good snow.
We were open 90 days total. (6 of those days, Season Pass holders only.) The longest stretch of skiing, 68 days in a row. And about 42 of those days (in a row) stayed below freezing with highs hovering around 20º. (Blue wax!)
Thanks to Ian for all the great grooming, and for caring so much!
Thanks for early mornings and late nights, we all appreciate the great tracks, and the firm skate lanes.
And the wonderful corduroy.
Thanks to you all for getting out to ski. Thanks for the support. Here’s to another great season next year.