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
Track Set: 95km
Skate Groomed: 95km
Days open this season: 69
Events Tue 27 Jan @ 08:10
27 Jan - Tuesday night race series - 3:30pm Jan 28 – Craftsbury Marathon Registration closes – 5:00pm Jan 29 – National Masters’ Championship 10k – 2:00pm Jan 30 – USSA SuperTour 20/30k CL Mass Start – 9:00am Jan 31 – Craftsbury Marathon – 9:00am Weekends - Highland Lodge Shuttle is running again! Find more.
Reg at 3:30, 4:00pm race. 27 Jan Course - CL Prologue - course TBD. Info
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.
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.
National caliber racing comes to Craftsbury! Compete, volunteer, or spectate – it’s going to be a great time!
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!
27 Jan - Tuesday night race series - 3:30pm
Jan 28 – Craftsbury Marathon Registration closes – 5:00pm
Jan 29 – National Masters’ Championship 10k – 2:00pm
Jan 30 – USSA SuperTour 20/30k CL Mass Start – 9:00am
Jan 31 – Craftsbury Marathon – 9:00am
Weekends - Highland Lodge Shuttle is running again! Find more.
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.
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||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|
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||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|
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||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.
|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.
|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|
Craftsbury Weather Links
Craftsbury Nordic Center Weather Station - Current Weather and History
National Weather Service - Current Conditions at Morrisville