Snow Report

Craftsbury Daily Ski Report

Snow Depth Sat 28 Mar @ 08:09

Depth at Snow Stake: 26.5"

Snowfall Last 24 Hrs:

Kilometers Open Fri 27 Mar @ 08:26

Total: 95km

Track Set: 95km

Skate Groomed: 95km

Days open this season: 130

Comments Sun 29 Mar @ 09:16

The snow is grooming up very well, with a loose granular surface, though with the gradually melting layers some debris is starting to show in places.  Skating is fast, but soft enough for good control.  Classic skiiers will probably require klister today.    

Thanks to all participants, volunteers and land-owners who came yesterday for the Spring Fling! 

Today we have the Super Sprint biathlon races organized by our new biathlon coach Miro.  This should be a really fun event. Start time is 9:00 am.  See the events calendar for more. 

We will NOT be running the Greensboro shuttle today.  The Connector was groomed yesterday and will not be groomed again today.  We had expected it to soften but current temps may mean conditions for too fast for comfort until later in the afternoon. 

This is the last day for Charley's Cabin up at Hosmer Point.  Don will be hosting 10-3.  Francophones especially invited!

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

Events Wed 25 Mar @ 08:21


Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race - SUNDAY MARCH 29

Monday, March 30, Masters Clinic with Pepa. 3:30pm.This clinic is free to members, but we ask that you drop a line to to give us a count of how many to expect.

Saturday, April 18th - Mud 'n Ice Quadrathlon - New date


Trail Conditions Sun 29 Mar @ 08:16

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 29  
LS Lower Soccer Field 0.7k Mar 29  
1 Murphy's Field 1.3k Mar 29  
2 Round-a-bit 0.7k Mar 29  
3 Duck Pond 2.9k Mar 29  
15 Elinor's Trail 2.8k Mar 29  
18 Round-a-lot 0.8k Mar 29  
10 Lemon's Haunt 2.3k Mar 29  
12 Bailey Hazen 3.7k Mar 29  
11 Race Loop 5.5k Mar 29  
4 Biathlon Trails 1.3k Mar 29  
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 29  
13a Ruthie's-Sam's Alternate 9.3k Mar 29  
16 Max's Pond 2.8k Mar 29  
17 Charley's Cabin Out & Back 7.6k Mar 29  
14 Sam's Run 8.5k Mar 29  

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 29 try crust skiing or skiing to the side of groomed path
7 Little Hosmer Lake 7.2k Mar 29 crossing only
8 Cabin Trail 2.0k Mar 29  
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 29  
6c Grand Tour Cutoff 13.0k Mar 29  
6 Grand Tour 16.7k Mar 29  
9 Wylie Hill Trail 9.0k Mar 29  
52 To Highland Lodge 19.8k Mar 28  
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 22  
NA Short and Long Barr Hill 6.0k Mar 22  
NA Easy Rider - Beech Rd 10.0k Mar 22  
NA Great Circle 16.0k Mar 22  

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