Ski Trail Report

Trails are now closed (mountain bike trails are open in the mornings this week for frozen dirt riding). Very light dusting of snow Thursday evening with much of it melting off from the strong March sun even though the air temps were in the upper 20’s on Friday. Chance for more accumulating snow Sunday and into early next week. If we do receive significant snow we will groom a few trails. Stay tuned! 

It has been an up and down “spring” so far with temperatures. We continue to freeze at nights which is slowing the drying process but certainly not unusual consider how snowy March typically is. Little Sugarbush lake still ice covered with 4-6″ of ice depth with not much open water on edge. Most ponds are still frozen over. 

The bike trails are open in the mornings this week for frozen dirt riding. Latest update on the Bike Trail Report.

Although this year was one of the lowest snow years to date on record, it was an opportunity to learn more about grooming, preparing the trails for winter and being prepared for future low snow years. For as long as we have been grooming, every year is different and what makes it interesting and enjoyable! 

Thank you to everyone that has visited us this past year from the overnight guests to the day users. We appreciate it very much! 

We will continue to update daily as we enjoy sharing what is happening on the trails, weather and nature. 

On a side note, this winter with low snow and frozen ground has been favorable for cutting deadfall and windblown trees from storms and wind. Most of the woods we use for the wood fire stoves and campfires at Maplelag but bigger logs that have are not rotten we use for shelving, tables and other projects!

Snow past 24 hours resting on a mostly ice covered Little Sugarbush lake, March 22nd, 2024.
Island Lake trail after very thin dusting of snow, March 22nd, 2024.
South Twin Lake completely froze over again after calm conditions and lower mid teens, March 21st, 2024.
Turkey tracks on the trail, March 21st, 2024.
South Twin, March 19th, 2024. Ice free on half of the lake. North Twin still full ice covered. 
Little Sugarbush lake early evening, March 18th, 2024. The lake Maplelag is next to around 94% ice covered. 
Pond near start and finish of Rootin Tootin trail, March 16th, 2024. Like the area lakes, still ice covered. 
Sauna firewood for next season. 
Harvested oak logs from storm blow down cut and ready to be hauled back for projects.
Sauna wood ready to split.