Trail Report

After warm and dry weather to start the week, cooler weather on Thursday after rain showers last night. The rain helped green up the grounds and looking more and more like spring. The ponds and sloughs are free of ice and very active with waterfowl. Little sugarbush remains 95% covered in ice but getting closer every day. The lake scene last night was incredible after the rain pushed through. Rainbow to the south, fog simmering of the lake and sun shining through from the northwest.

After the warmth and dry this week, the mountain bike course is now open for mountain biking!  Click here for the latest report and photos 

 

 

Incredible lake scene looking towards the southern part of Little Sugarbush, May 8th, 2013.

 

Lake scene looking towards the northwest, May 8th, 2013.
Section of Skaters Waltz drying up nicely with intense sunshine and warm temps, May 5th, 2013 after being under water 4 days ago.

 

Just a few patches of snow remaining on the trail, May 6th, 2013. Should be completely snow free by end of the week.

 

 

Skiing in the new snow on Skaters Waltz, May 4th, 2013.

 

May 4th, 2013.

 

Skiing through the skinny field, May 4th, 2013. Crazy.
Maplelag creek was running hard during the snow melt and warmer temps. Past few mornings has slowed down and ice has formed at the surface and edges.

 

Blue heron watching a pair of loons on a rare piece of open water, May 3rd, 2013.

Skaters Waltz hanging on to coverage

 

May skiing on Suicide Hill! May 1st, 2013.

 

Sukkerbusk with a swath of packed ice, May 1st, 2013.

 

Patch of snow hanging on Skaters Waltz, May 1st, 2013.

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Good to have skiers out this past weekend and thanks for all the trail donations.

 

 

 

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Fun crust skiing on North Loup, April 22nd, 2013. Still tons of snow.

 

Grooming on Skaters Waltz, April 22nd, 2013.

 

 Photos from Friday on our Facebook page.

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Full on winter mode in front of the lodge. Check out the big rock, still covered in lots of snow! April 17th, 2013.
Heading back in on Sukkkerbusk after grooming on Twin Lakes. April 17th, 2013.
Incredible track skiing Tuesday morning, April 16th, 2013.

 

Setting track on Sap Run as it passes through Skaters Waltz which was also groomed today. April 15th, 2013.

 

Barred owl checking out the scene, April 15th, 2013. We have been seeing more owls lately.

 

 

 

 

Top of Suicide Hill Sunday morning, April 14th, 2013. Last peek of the sun before more snow moving in!

 

Knute Thorsgard and Glenn Gifford after skiing Roy’s Run and North Loup during blizzard like conditions Sunday afternoon, April 14th, 2013. “Beautiful in the woods” the dedicated skiers reported.

 

 

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Intersection on Sap Run where Poki Loki ends and Mother North Star begins! April 8th, 2013. Sap Run groomed Monday evening and Mother North Star groomed Friday. Both trails in good shape for spring skiing.
Setting new track on east side of Sukkerbusk, April 8th, 2013. A loop was made using the east side up to Rootin Tootin than back to Maplelag for a 3.5km loop.
Skaters Waltz, April 8th, 2013. Bit slower on Monday with the fresh precip but should freeze down Monday night and be nice on Tuesday after grooming Monday night as well.

 

 

Still lots of snow in the woods and nice tracks on Mother North Star, April 6th, 2013.
Skaters Waltz with coating of new wet snow, April 6th, 2013. Should freeze down Saturday night and be firm and fast again Sunday morning.

 

Pisten Bully grooming in April! Double tracks set on Mother North Star Thursday April 4th, 2013.

 

Grooming on Skaters Waltz early evening April 4th, 2013. Hard and fast until 9am than softening up after noon. Best skiing 10-12!

Fat biking allowed now only when trails are frozen. Check with Jay before coming out to ride. jrichard@arvig.net

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Fantastic conditions for the morning ski, March 23rd, 2013.

 

Bill Kippley and friends enjoying the incredible late season conditions, March 21st, 2013.

 

Fourth and final pass on Skaters Waltz, late afternoon March 20th, 2013. Fantastic skate skiing conditions right now.
John ready to hit the fantastic late season conditions. March 20th, 2013.
Dennis finishing up a trip around Skaters Waltz. March 20th, 2013.
New track set on Bullhead lake trail Wednesday morning, March 20th, 2013. Will be tracked again before weekend.
Skate traffic on skaters waltz, March 20th, 2013.

 

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