Monthly Archives: April 2009

Backcountry Skiing and Pond Skimming

Sunday: It flurried almost the whole day yesterday. By the end of the daypicture-043 snow had accumulated to 2-3″. It continued to snow through the night and it’s snowing hard this morning. Accumulation is about 5-6″. It’s quite heavy snow and it looks beautiful in the trees.   It’s right around 32degrees at 8:30am. We don’t plan to have any grooming today, but skiing will be great regardless.

I skied in the backcountry on Saturday and it was awesome. Lots of snow and nice skiing all the way up Bryant and the Catamount Trail to Raven’s Wind.   All the waterbars on Bryant are still covered. And with this new snow it’spicture-045 going to be a great day out there.picture-044

Saturday: This past week has been a great mix of warm sunny days and spring skiing. We have lost a lot of snow and recommend only our backcountry trails for experienced skiers. At 9am the temp is 32 degrees and there are a couple snowflakes in the air. Forecast for today is temps 35-39 in the base area. It did rain overnight and with temps around freezing it looks like the snow may have transformed to granular. We have stopped grooming for the season. If you are looking for adventure also consider snowshoeing… Heavenly Highway, Stowe View and the upper trails still have tons of snow.

09/10 Season Passes are on sale NOW! To get the best price purchase your season’s pass before April 6th. link here to purchase a pass online

Pond Skimming– Sunday April 5th. Registration 10am-12pm. Skimming starts at 1pm Join us for this fun ritual of spring skiing. All procedes from this event go to the Bolton Valley Race Club… and will be used as part of a matching grant from the Kelly Brush Foundation to purchase race course fencing. The forecast is for great weather on Sunday, so come on up and skim or cheer.

Spring can be so confusing.

Don’t put away those skis yet!!! After a very dry and warm March we received a surprise 4″-6″ on March 30th. It’s not enough to make everything perfect again, but it’s enough to bring back a couple more days of fun skiing or snowshoeing.

W e are open until Sunday, so come on up and get one more day of skiing .

Please check out the Conditions page for more details about the specific conditions.

Nice coverage.

Nice coverage on Broadway March 31.

Ski Tracks on Maple Loop after a surprise end of March storm.

Ski Tracks on Maple Loop after a surprise end of March storm.

The moose are enjoying out trails also.  Moose tracks on Spruce Run.

The moose are enjoying out trails also. Moose tracks on Spruce Run.