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Craftsbury Daily Ski Report
Snow Depth Thu 27 Nov @ 09:08
Depth at Snow Stake: 8" natural, 4-20" man made
Snowfall Last 24 Hrs: 8"
Kilometers Open Thu 27 Nov @ 08:30
Total: 20 km
Track Set: 1.5 km
Skate Groomed: 20 km
Days open this season: 8
Events Thu 27 Nov @ 10:49
November 30 - Craftsbury Opener November 28-30 - Jr Thanksgiving Ski Camp December 4-7 - Masters Camp 1 December 6-7 - Demo Days - 9:00am-3:00pm, both days December 11-14 - Masters Camp 2 December 21 - Indoor Farmer's Market - 12:00-3:00pm
We’re excited to invite everyone to the Craftsbury Opener this Sunday, November 30. In a new twist this season, we’re making one change to this traditional early season interval start freestyle race: we’re asking all competitors to keep their wax to low fluoro or hydrocarbon only – no HF, topcoats, powders, or liquids. Read more.
Winter's here! Are you a Middle or High School student looking for a tuneup? From Friday, November 28th to Sunday, November 30th, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center will be hosting a non-residential "Thanksgiving Juniors Ski Camp." Full details on camp and registration.
In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camp, we'll be offering two sessions of instruction this December. This first camp will be geared more toward newer skiers or those who haven't raced before. Find more.
Join us at Craftsbury for our annual Demo Days event Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, from 9am to 3pm both days. Try out this year's brand new skis, poles, wax, clothing and all the rest of the material that will make your skiing better than ever! Get the full scoop.
In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camp, we'll be offering two sessions of instruction this December. This second one will be aimed more at the master skier who has been competing and wants to get faster. Find more.
Stop by to pick up local produce, cheeses, meat, pickles, yarn, gift items and more. The market will be held in the new touring center at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, located at 535 Lost Nation Road.
November 30 - Craftsbury Opener
November 28-30 - Jr Thanksgiving Ski Camp
December 4-7 - Masters Camp 1
December 6-7 - Demo Days - 9:00am-3:00pm, both days
December 11-14 - Masters Camp 2
December 21 - Indoor Farmer's Market - 12:00-3:00pm
Trail Conditions Thu 27 Nov @ 08:45
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||Nov 27||man made snow, PB groomed|
|LS Lower Soccer Field||0.7k||Nov 27||man made snow, PB groomed|
|1 Murphy's Field||1.3k||Nov 27|
|2 Round-a-bit||0.7k||Nov 27|
|3 Duck Pond||2.9k||Nov 27||thin in places|
|15 Elinor's Trail||2.8k||Nov 27|
|18 Round-a-lot||0.8k||Nov 27|
|10 Lemon's Haunt||2.3k||Nov 27||man made snow, PB groomed on north half|
|12 Bailey Hazen||3.7k||Nov 27|
|11 Race Loop||5.5k||Nov 27|
|4 Biathlon Trails||1.3k||Nov 27|
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||Nov 27|
|13a Ruthie's-Sam's Alternate||9.3k||CLOSED|
|16 Max's Pond||2.8k||CLOSED|
|17 Charley's Cabin Out & Back||7.6k||CLOSED|
|14 Sam's Run||8.5k||Nov 13||plan to groom tomorrow|
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||CLOSED|
|7 Little Hosmer Lake||7.2k||CLOSED|
|8 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.
|5 Village Out & Back||13.6k||CLOSED|
|6c Grand Tour Cutoff||13.0k||CLOSED|
|6 Grand Tour||16.7k||CLOSED|
|9 Wylie Hill Trail||9.0k||CLOSED|
|52 To Highland Lodge||19.8k||CLOSED|
|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 Short and Long Barr Hill||6.0k||CLOSED|
|NA Easy Rider - Beech Rd||10.0k||CLOSED|
|NA Great Circle||16.0k||CLOSED|
Craftsbury Weather Links
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