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
Track Set: 95km
Skate Groomed: 95km
Days open this season: 130
Events Wed 25 Mar @ 08:21
SPRING FLING (new date) - SATURDAY, MARCH 28 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to give us a count of how many to expect. Saturday, April 18th - Mud 'n Ice Quadrathlon - New date
SPRING FLING (new date) - SATURDAY, MARCH 28
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 email@example.com 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.
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 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|
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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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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