Daily Archives: March 21, 2008

Snow and a Full Moon.

Sunday Report: Happy Easter. Today Bolton Valley is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for kids– 12:45 pm in the Alpine Base Area. There will be 2000 eggs hiding on the trails–

Also Sunday Morning Free Beginner Clinics– Today 10-11am. Three weeks left of this program– Conditions are great, so come on up to Bolton to take advantage of this Free Program!!

tracks in the sun

There are great tracks out there . . .

Today we have 30km groomed for skate and set with a nice classic track. It’s just plain good skiing. At 8am the temp is 12 degrees, but with the sun just now coming over the mtn and a perfectly clear sky it’s sure to warm up quickly.

In the backcountry there is a lot of snow! Some trails are windblown and a slaby in places, so be aware of mixed snow conditions.  South facing slopes have glazed a bit in the sun the past two days . . . so look for pockets of powder on north facing slopes.  You will be rewarded with some great powder turns.   All in all good skiing. There are also lots of low branches- b/c of a deep snow pack and some lingering ice from the past couple weeks. One skier reported yesterday that you “just have to ski like a ninja”– using your hands and arms to block branches from your face.

Saturday Report: We are out grooming this morning– it’s going to be some fantastic tracks for classic skiing. with 25km skate and classic tracked. The sun has helped the powder firm up in the tracks. The wax is extra blue. In the backcountry– skiing should be awesome.

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These photos are from this morning– it’s amazing skiing.

Friday Report: The question for this weekend is will you get first tracks in some of this amazing fresh powder. I just noticed that over 100 people have been on the blog today . . and this made me think that everyone is wondering about the spring conditions. It’s more like mid winter conditions with lots of sun. We are at 312″ for the season!!!! That’s over 26′ of snow. And we have had 18-20″ in the last 36 hours. This storm started with some rain on Wednesday night, tuned to wet snow 4am Thursday, snowed all day Thurs and continued ALL night and into Friday morning.

Today the clouds magically lifted at about 1:30pm and there was a beautiful blue sky. It has been very windy and lots of Alpine Lifts are on “wind hold” because it’s dangerous to ride. The wind has caused some serious drifting and the report we had from the group from Hanover, NH High School — was there there is a ton of snow in the backcountry. The woods are a little more protected, so the new snow has settled in nicely.

This is a perfect weekend to ski Bolton Trapps, Cottonbrook, Woodward . . . and everything in between!!! [watch for fallen and downed trees– the rain wed night and high winds today have brought some things down at the higher elevations]