Snow Report

Craftsbury Daily Ski Report

Current Conditions 30.2°F Feels like: 30°F Clear Wind: Calm Today's high gust: 6mph @11:23am Humidity: 85% Pressure: 30.742" Rising Slowly Sunrise: 7:00am Sunset: 4:14pm
Tomorrow Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 47F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Low 39F. 10-Day Forecast | History | NOAA Forecast Graph Last Updated on Nov 25 2015, 6:37 pm EST

Snow Depth Tue 24 Nov @ 08:38

Depth at Snow Stake: 0"

Snowfall Last 24 Hrs: dusting

Kilometers Open Wed 25 Nov @ 09:06

Total: 1/2 km

Track Set: 1/2 km

Skate Groomed: 1/2 km

Days open this season: 1

Webcam - Lower Stadium

Webcam - Upper Stadium

Comments Wed 25 Nov @ 09:05

Winter is returning to Craftsbury . It snowed lightly all day yesterday to cover the grass. We were also able to make snow on both the upper and lower fields. All of that lovely snow has been pushed out to make a beautiful 1/2 km loop with a 14-16" base. Check back for updates.

Check out the Early Season snow website for one thing; you can get good info on where the snow can be found if you're jonesin'. And don't hesitate to be in touch with our office (, skiing staff ( or biathlon staff ( with questions.

Job Opening! Know anyone who would be a great addition to our staff as an assistant junior ski coach? Read more.

Events Mon 23 Nov @ 11:15

November 27-28 - Thanksgiving Biathlon. If you're anything like us, you're ready to get on skis (or foot if it's dry)! Biathletes will have a chance to measure early season fitness Friday and Saturday, November 27-28 with two races. Read more.

November 29 - Craftsbury Opener. Our traditional early season FS time trial.

Trail Conditions Wed 25 Nov @ 09:05

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 Nov 25 14-16" man made base, tracked
LS Lower Soccer Field 0.7k Nov 25 14-16" manmade base, tracked
1 Murphy's Field 1.3k CLOSED
2 Round-a-bit 0.7k CLOSED
3 Duck Pond 2.9k CLOSED
15 Elinor's Trail 2.8k CLOSED
18 Round-a-lot 0.8k CLOSED
10 Lemon's Haunt 2.3k CLOSED
12 Bailey Hazen 3.7k CLOSED
11 Race Loop 5.5k CLOSED
4 Biathlon Trails 1.3k CLOSED
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 CLOSED
13a Ruthie's-Sam's Alternate 9.3k CLOSED
16 Max's Pond 2.8k CLOSED
17 Charley's Cabin Out & Back 7.6k CLOSED
14 Sam's Run 8.5k CLOSED

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 CLOSED
7 Little Hosmer Lake 7.2k CLOSED
8 Cabin Trail 2.0k CLOSED
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 CLOSED
6c Grand Tour Cutoff 13.0k CLOSED
6 Grand Tour 16.7k CLOSED
9 Wylie Hill Trail 9.0k CLOSED
52 To Highland Lodge 19.8k CLOSED
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 CLOSED
NA Short and Long Barr Hill 6.0k CLOSED
NA Easy Rider - Beech Rd 10.0k CLOSED
NA Great Circle 16.0k CLOSED

Craftsbury Weather Links
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