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Snow Report

Craftsbury Daily Ski Report

Snow Depth Tue 27 Jan @ 08:10

Depth at Snow Stake: 18" natural, 17-24" man made

Snowfall Last 24 Hrs: none

Kilometers Open Fri 23 Jan @ 10:08

Total: 95km

Track Set: 95km

Skate Groomed: 95km

Days open this season: 69

Comments Tue 27 Jan @ 08:10

No new snow yet this morning, but we're eagerly awaiting some later in the day. That being said, we still have great skiing and plenty of snow as nothing is melting with the cool temperatures that have been with us for a while now and will continue into next week.

We are regularly maintaining a large skating ring groomed in the cove on Big Hosmer for ice bladers and ice skaters. We have some ice blades to rent out at the touring center. Call in advance for conditions on the oval if that's the main reason you're coming.

We've started our weekend shuttle to Greensboro and the trails at the Highland Lodge. This free shuttle leaves the Center Saturday's and Sundays, conditions permitting, at 9:30. This ski has some advanced terrain and is best for intermediate to advanced skiers. 

Our warming hut and hot chocolate outpost at Hosmer Point, Charley's cabin, is open weekends from 10-3 and holidays!

If you have any questions please call the Outdoor Center for more information: 802-586-7767

Events Tue 27 Jan @ 08:10

27 Jan - Tuesday night race series - 3:30pm
Reg at 3:30, 4:00pm race. 27 Jan Course -  CL Prologue - course TBD. Info

Jan 28 – Craftsbury Marathon Registration closes – 5:00pm
Your last chance to register at a reduced rate (marathon entries are accepted DOR, but the price goes up to $120…ouch!) Save your Jacksons and sign up early. Registration.

Jan 29 – National Masters’ Championship 10k – 2:00pm
Over 30s:  test yourself against your peers at the 2015 National Masters Championships. 10k, FS, Mass start racing, with waves starting at 2:00pm. Read more

Jan 30 – USSA SuperTour 20/30k CL Mass Start – 9:00am
National caliber racing comes to Craftsbury! Compete, volunteer, or spectate – it’s going to be a great time!

Jan 31 – Craftsbury Marathon – 9:00am
The largest ski marathon in the east:  the 25/50k Craftsbury Marathon! Compete, volunteer, or cheer on skiers from around New England and the country!

Weekends - Highland Lodge Shuttle is running again! Find more

Check out all our events here on our events calendar - or just find fitness opportunities here.

Trail Conditions Tue 27 Jan @ 08:10

Our daily goal is to deliver the most skiing possible, groomed to the highest standard we can. We have three PistenBully groomers, as well as a selection of snow machines at our disposal - plus a collection of snow-farming implements. In general, trails are groomed and tracked by mid-morning, though that can be pushed back during days of heavy snow or under other circumstances. Unless otherwise noted, always assume groomed also implies tracked.

Core Trails

The core trails are PistenBully groomed pretty much daily by no later than mid-morning. They are most likely to receive extra attention in terms of shoveling, snow-making, snow-farming and other efforts.

Trail Kilometers Groomed Note
US Upper Soccer Field 0.7k Jan 26  
LS Lower Soccer Field 0.7k Jan 26  
1 Murphy's Field 1.3k Jan 26  
2 Round-a-bit 0.7k Jan 26  
3 Duck Pond 2.9k Jan 26  
15 Elinor's Trail 2.8k Jan 26  
18 Round-a-lot 0.8k Jan 26  
10 Lemon's Haunt 2.3k Jan 26  
12 Bailey Hazen 3.7k Jan 26  
11 Race Loop 5.5k Jan 26  
4 Biathlon Trails 1.3k Jan 26  
Ruthie's/Sam's/Hosmer Point

This group of trails receives the next most frequent attention from our grooming staff. Not quite daily, but pretty darn close most of the season. Outlying trails are more dependent on natural snow, though we frequently plow the surrounding fields to ensure good conditions on these trails. Hosmer Point trails benefit the most from a heavier snowpack, as many trails are on gravel paths, and are open to the wind and sun that can thin the cover. These popular trails are generally ready to go pretty early in the day, but not as early as the Core.

Trail Kilometers Groomed Note
13 Ruthie's Run 8.5k Jan 26  
13a Ruthie's-Sam's Alternate 9.3k Jan 26  
16 Max's Pond 2.8k Jan 10  
17 Charley's Cabin Out & Back 7.6k Jan 18  
14 Sam's Run 8.5k Jan 19  
Lakes

The lake trails are snow-machine groomed as conditions permit. Given the dynamic situation with the underlying ice, the lakes are some of the most volatile of our trails. Definitely check to confirm the state of the lakes before setting out.

Trail Kilometers Groomed Note
30 Big Hosmer Lake 7.5k Jan 22  
7 Little Hosmer Lake 7.2k Jan 22  
8 Cabin Trail 2.0k Jan 18  
Grand Tour and Beyond

We aim to groom most of these loops once, sometimes 2-3 times per week, depending on conditions and the amount of fresh snow. The PistenBully will generally make a run to Highland Lodge a time or two during the week. These loops are more likely snow machine groomed than trails closer in to the Center - but you'll be surprised what the grooming team can accomplish with the more traditional approach.

Trail Kilometers Groomed Note
5 Village Out & Back 13.6k Jan 18  
6c Grand Tour Cutoff 13.0k Jan 18  
6 Grand Tour 16.7k Jan 18  
9 Wylie Hill Trail 9.0k Jan 26  
52 To Highland Lodge 19.8k Jan 18  
Highland Lodge Trails

With the exception of the Highland Lodge connector, for '13-14 the Highland Lodge Trail system will be classic groomed throughout. The more narrow, less developed trail system fits smaller snow machines and the style and speed of classic skiing better. Craftsbury groomers and volunteers from Greensboro will keep the Lodge trails in shape all winter. The plan is to groom in Greensboro a couple of times a week, depending on traffic at the facility, conditions and snowfall.

Trail Kilometers Groomed Note
NA Patmos 5.0k Jan 18  
NA Short and Long Barr Hill 6.0k Jan 18  
NA Easy Rider - Beech Rd 10.0k Jan 18  
NA Great Circle 16.0k Jan 18  

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