Snow Report

Last Update: 10 Feb 2016 @13:03

Current Conditions 16.1°F Feels like: 15°F Mostly Cloudy Wind: 1mph N Today's high gust: 2mph @12:44am Humidity: 90% Pressure: 29.621" Steady Sunrise: 6:56am Sunset: 5:12pm
Tomorrow Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 21F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Low 4F. 10-Day Forecast | History | NOAA Forecast Graph Last Updated on Feb 11 2016, 1:16 am EST
Snow Depth Wed 10 Feb @ 08:15
Depth at Snow Stake: 3.75" (3.75 natural snow, 4-16" manmade)
Snowfall Last 24 Hrs: 0.5" (.5)
Kilometers Open
Total: 8km (8)
Track Set: 8km
Days Open this Season: 79

Webcam - Lower Stadium

Webcam - Upper Stadium

Comments Wed 10 Feb @ 13:03

PistenBully groomed this morning: Lemon's Haunt, Moss Run, Dennis', Round-a-bit, Round-a-lot, the first part of Duck Pond as well as Murphy's Field and the stadium areas.  Packed powder over a hard base with a few thin sections, but mainly very good conditions.  We've gotten about an inch of new snow over the last two nights, which has been a beneficial amendment to the truckloads of artificial snow that are providing most of our cover!   

We're hoping to be able to open Ruthie's if we get a little more snow, but for now the trail remains closed- please don't go there yet! 

Nordic skaters: The ice blading oval on Big Hosmer has been groomed.  Access to the area is from the boat put-in on Lost Nation Rd just a bit past the center.  In addition, Bill groomed an ice skating lane (!) next to the ski track all the way down to Hosmer Point.   AND there is a ski skating lane packed around the entire perimeter of the lake. We have a few pairs of ice blades for rent in the shop if you'd like to try the sport.

The snowshoe trails are open and walkable with traction.

Greensboro trails are closed for now. They are snowshoe-able or walkable with micro-spikes or other traction.  

Dogs are not allowed on the ski trails but are allowed on our snowshoe trails provided they are leashed.  Fat bikes are also allowed on the snowshoe trails. TrailHUB.org is the place to go for singletrack condition updates. Please wear a helmet and buy a pass.  

Please call or stop in at the Activity Center if you have questions regarding conditions. 

Do you have your annual membership yet? A winter's worth of skiing is just part of what you get - read more. Once you become a member be sure to join in one of our programs, providing activities for almost every age!

Events  

FYI: Craftsbury will probably be the venue for the Dartmouth Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 13th.  

Check our events calendar for the complete listings of fitness, skiing or other events.

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Trail Conditions Wed 10 Feb @ 8:28

Our daily goal is to deliver the most skiing possible, groomed to the highest standard we can.  In general, trails are groomed by mid-morning, and unless otherwise noted, will be groomed for skating and have a track set for classic skiing.

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
  Upper Soccer Field 0.7k Feb 10
  Lower Soccer Field 0.7k Feb 10
  Murphy's Field 1.3k Feb 10 no track, some ice/ thin sections
  Round-a-bit 0.7k Feb 10
  Duck Pond 2.9k CLOSED
  Round-a-lot 0.8k Feb 10
  Lemon's Haunt 2.3k Feb 10
  Bailey Hazen 3.7k CLOSED
  Kirby's Pass 0.5k CLOSED
  Moss Run 0.3k Feb 10
  Dennis' Nemesis 0.4k Feb 10
  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
  Ruthie's Run 8.5k CLOSED closed- moving snow today
  Max's Pond 2.8k CLOSED
  Hosmer Point/Charley's Cabin 7.6k CLOSED
  Sam's Run 8.5k CLOSED
Lakes

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
  Big Hosmer Lake 7.5k Feb 10 Track has been set on the eastern side of the lake down to Hosmer Point
  Little Hosmer Lake 7.2k CLOSED
  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
  Village Trail 13.6k CLOSED
  The Common Trail 16.7k CLOSED
  Wylie Hill Trail 9.0k CLOSED
  To Highland Lodge 19.8k CLOSED
Highland Lodge Trails

With the exception of the Highland Lodge connector, for '15-16 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
  Patmos 5.0k CLOSED
  Short and Long Barr Hill 6.0k CLOSED
  Easy Rider - Beech Rd 10.0k CLOSED
  Great Circle 16.0k CLOSED

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