Category Archives: Ski Trail

Trail Report

Gorgeous weekend on tap after snow and cooler temps this week. The snow from Wednesday has melted off and the trails have dried up.

Didn’t warm up enough to melt the snow on Thursday so we snuck out for a April ski. We haven’t missed skiing at least one or two days in April so we had to keep tradition going!

Just over an inch of rain last week which was welcome after a dry start to the spring.  Trails starting to green up and trees and underbrush budding. Woods are alive with many waterfowl migrating back looking for open water. A few wildflowers popping up as well. The official ice out date April 8th this year.  Now that the woods have dried up, we have begun clearing out deadfall and other trail work. Also on tap this spring is the usual tree planting.

Mountain bike trails are open for early season riding. There is no fee for early season riding. No services available. Park in far parking lot and ride. Latest report on bike trail report page.

Singletrack in great shape after drying out from snow earlier in the week. April 28th, 2017.
Singletrack in great shape after drying out from snow earlier in the week. April 28th, 2017. Mountain bike trail open for riding.
April skiing! Skiing through the skinny field, April 27th, 2017.
April skiing! Skiing through the skinny field, April 27th, 2017.
 Frozen pond, April 27th, 2017. Ducks were still nesting on the edge, riding out the cold weather.
Frozen pond, April 27th, 2017. Ducks were still nesting on the edge, riding out the cold weather.

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Suicide Hill, April 27th, 2017.
Suicide Hill, April 27th, 2017.
Mother North Star ski trail with dusting of snow. April 26th, 2017.
Mother North Star ski trail with dusting of snow. April 26th, 2017.

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Marsh marigolds on hold after wintry weather. April 26th, 2017.
Marsh marigolds on hold after wintry weather. April 26th, 2017.

 

Trail work on new mountain bike trail. April 24th, 2017.
Trail work on new mountain bike trail. April 24th, 2017.
Snow Sunday morning April 23rd, 2017 as seen from the Sap Run trail cam.
Snow Sunday morning April 23rd, 2017 as seen from the Sap Run trail cam.
Ski trails starting to green up after rain over the weekend. April 19th, 2017.
Ski trails starting to green up after rain over the weekend. April 19th, 2017.
Early spring flowers, April 13th, 2017.
Early spring flowers, April 13th, 2017.
With not much greening (still early in the spring) mossy areas sticking out nicely. April 13th, 2017.
With not much greening (still early in the spring) mossy areas sticking out nicely. April 13th, 2017.
After a windy few days during the ice out phase, calm conditions Monday night, April 10th, 2017. Official ice out date was April 8th this year.
After a windy few days during the ice out phase, calm conditions Monday night, April 10th, 2017. Official ice out date was April 8th this year.

April 7th Trail Report Photos

Sukkerbusk ski trail, April 7th, 2017.

Sukkerbusk ski trail, April 7th, 2017.

South end of Little Sugarbush still ice covered as of Friday noon, April 7th, 2017.

South end of Little Sugarbush still ice covered as of Friday noon, April 7th, 2017.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 7th, 2017. Mountain bike trails now open.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 7th, 2017. Mountain bike trails now open.

Mayflowers in April! April 7th, 2017

Mayflowers in April! April 7th, 2017

March 28th Trail Report Photos

Start of Twin Lakes ski trail March 27th. Will be at least 2-3 weeks before trails open for spring recreation.

Start of Twin Lakes ski trail March 27th. Will be at least 2-3 weeks before trails open for spring recreation.

Patches of ice on Twin Lakes

Patches of ice on Twin Lakes

Sugarbush creek. Water levels normal this time of year.

Sugarbush creek. Water levels normal this time of year.

Mountain bike singletrack drying. Will be at least two weeks before trails will be open for riding

Mountain bike singletrack drying. Will be at least two weeks before trails will be open for riding

Twin Lakes singletrack. Hopefully opened mid to late April, weather permitting

Twin Lakes singletrack. Hopefully opened mid to late April, weather permitting

Frosty morning, March 28th. Morning low in mid 20's

Frosty morning, March 28th. Morning low in mid 20's

Sunrise over poplar stand near ice rink.

Sunrise over poplar stand near ice rink.