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
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.
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.
|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|
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
Craftsbury Weather Links
Craftsbury Nordic Center Weather Station - Current Weather and History
National Weather Service - Current Conditions at Morrisville