Conditions March31- April 4

Friday: PM Update- don’t be deterred by tomorrows forecast for rain. At 1pm today it is still snowing- and we hope that it it stays snow through the evening. For tonight temps are 31-35. The snow will set up, but not bullet proof. Saturday’s forecast is for temps 37-41 in the base area. Tomorrow morning we will skate and classic groom 20-30km- conditions should be great.  Clouds are forecast to lift in the afternoon tomorrow– could be a beautiful afternoon/sunset on the trails!

[skimaven strikes again— check out her photos and story from spring skiing BV Alpine]

We have fielded calls from curious skiers all week because it’s so hard to tell from the valley towns what snow conditions are- here are a couple of your questions with our answers.

Are there waterbars on Bryant Trail? It has been warm here this week, but the snow pack is so deep and it’s been getting cold enough at night to refreeze everything.

Are all your trails open? Yes! 30km groomed and 70km backcountry.

Will you be grooming this weekend? Absolutely. We will have 20-30 km skate and classic groomed.

I want to ski Bolton to Trapps Trail- Is that possible? Yes- there is still a huge base of snow in the backcountry. We expect that you should be able to ski all the way to Nebraska Notch Rd.

When is your last day? This Sunday, April 6 is our last day. And Sunday will be a beautiful warm spring skiing day. So come and get it while you can!!

It started snowing lightly at 9am this morning and temps are right around freezing to 34. There has been a strong wind all morning and the accumulating snow is being blown around. Today we have 30km skate groomed – the surface is loose granular topped with a dusting of powder.

This weekend is a great time to gather friends, drop a car on the Moscow Rd and trek the Bolton-Trapps Trail.

Wednesday: the Mt. Mansfield Bill Koch/ MMU HS Skiers came up to ski this afternoon. For fun and competition they did sprint relays around the stand of trees at the entrance to Picnic Loop– it was a perfect afternoon sun and soft granular snow. Tomorrow is going to be a great sugaring day– and ski day alike. By mid morning the groomed snow should soften and be great for skating.

spring relay

Teams cheering on the last leg skiers in a fun late afternoon relay.

10am clouds have lifted and it’s a beautiful day. Snow is hard and granular after the warmup we experienced yesterday. We are grooming now and conditions should be great for the next couple days. 20km tilled and groomed for skate. It is 20 degrees and forecast to warm up to 26 this afternoon. Wax is klister– Happy Birthday Gardner Lane.

The Ski Maven made an appearance at Bolton over the weekend. . . check our her blog and see what she had to day about March skiing in Vermont. link here

This Saturday is Pond Skimming– Hawaiian Style!! Come up to try your skill, cheer on friends or just watch the spectacle. Starting at 1pm near Vista Quad Bas.

Monday: PM- it’s going to be a fun day tomorrow. . . t- shirt skiing. Our trails still have a huge base of snow and the skiing is great. There is a couple inches on top of a groomed surface… we will regroom everything on Wednesday morning. AM-2″ of snow this morning. temps in the low 30’s and some wild weather in the forecast– stay tuned for updates. Call for grooming updates.

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