January like weather on Thursday. Early morning temps in the low single digits and not getting much above 20. Today we did a little roll packing, mainly to pack out Suicide Hill and prepare for snows to come. Later afternoon we were out checking the trails and skiing was not bad on Suicide. Definitely some rough and thin spots getting out there but a beautiful day in the woods and great to be gliding through the woods and enjoying the crisp temps.
The snow covering the trails is a great start as this snow should stick with cooler temps forecasted and a nice little base for the next snowfalls. Once we receive 2-3″ of dense snow, we will resume packing and grooming the trails.
Many of the smaller lakes and ponds are frozen over and the ground is slowly starting to set in frost. Little Sugarbush is about 85% covered with ice after last nights cold temps. Riding on the mountain bike trails is most likely done for the year and the last report of the year is posted.
The trails are in great shape and ready for winter. A few sticks coming down from the recent wind we will clear when are on the trails.