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Snow Report

Craftsbury Daily Ski Report

Snow Depth Tue 3 Mar @ 08:00

Depth at Snow Stake: 32"

Snowfall Last 24 Hrs: dusting

Kilometers Open Mon 2 Mar @ 08:16

Total: 95 km

Track Set: 95 km

Skate Groomed: 95 km

Days open this season: 104

Comments Tue 3 Mar @ 08:07

We will be grooming all trails with the PistenBullys this morning.  Wiley Hill and the Grand Tour will be done by mid-morning. Conditions are packed powder with excellent cover everywhere.  Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s today. 

Jon will be grooming the Highland Lodge connector today. 

We will be running a weekend shuttle to our trails in Greensboro, dropping off at the Highland Lodge, leaving the Center @ 9:30.  

Charley's Cabin up at Hosmer Point is open weekends from 10-3 . This is a great destination to ski to for warmth, cocoa and cookies.

The ice blading loop on Big Hosmer has been groomed and the ice is in good condition.

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

Trail Conditions Tue 3 Mar @ 08:32

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 Mar 3  
LS Lower Soccer Field 0.7k Mar 3  
1 Murphy's Field 1.3k Mar 3  
2 Round-a-bit 0.7k Mar 3  
3 Duck Pond 2.9k Mar 3  
15 Elinor's Trail 2.8k Mar 3  
18 Round-a-lot 0.8k Mar 3  
10 Lemon's Haunt 2.3k Mar 3  
12 Bailey Hazen 3.7k Mar 3  
11 Race Loop 5.5k Mar 3  
4 Biathlon Trails 1.3k Mar 3  
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 Mar 3  
13a Ruthie's-Sam's Alternate 9.3k Mar 3  
16 Max's Pond 2.8k Mar 3  
17 Charley's Cabin Out & Back 7.6k Mar 3  
14 Sam's Run 8.5k Mar 3  

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 Mar 2  
7 Little Hosmer Lake 7.2k Mar 2 single track set around perimeter-crossing groomed
8 Cabin Trail 2.0k Mar 3  
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 Mar 3  
6c Grand Tour Cutoff 13.0k Mar 3  
6 Grand Tour 16.7k Mar 3  
9 Wylie Hill Trail 9.0k Mar 3  
52 To Highland Lodge 19.8k Mar 3  
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 Mar 2  
NA Short and Long Barr Hill 6.0k Mar 2  
NA Easy Rider - Beech Rd 10.0k Feb 28  
NA Great Circle 16.0k Feb 28  

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