Quite a change in weather the past 24 hours with almost a 40 degree temp swing!! Light snow early this morning resulting in less than an inch. We did get warm temps Saturday and Sunday that softened the snow but the coverage is holding on with a firm base, despite being thin. Very skiable with caution! Looks like chances of snow this week and just 2″ would really improve the conditions with the solid base that exists. We need around 3-4″ before we can set tracks.
Good to see folks on the trails this weekend taking advantadge of the early season conditions. An incredible Saturday morning before getting warmer but still folks skiing in the afternoon and on Sunday.
Grooming last week on Rootin Tootin, North Loup, Mother North Star,Sap Run, Skaters Waltz, JibFly, Sukkerbusk, Suicide Hill and Twin Lakes trails. We have the trails open for early season “rock” skiing. No tracks set. Thin 1-2″ base with areas of thin cover and rough spots. Use caution on the hills and advised to use “rock” skis or older skis. Best trail to ski would be Skaters Waltz and Suicide Hill. Other trails bit more rough.
There is no fee to use the trails at this time. No lodging available and limited services in the main lodge. The trails will remain open for skiing Thanksgiving week and in to the weekend. We will not have lodging available but feel free to park, click in and just ski!
Cold temps allowing Little Sugubush (lake Maplelag is next to) to freeze over entirely last Friday morning. This follows the other small area lakes that froze over earlier this week. Always exciting when the lake freezes over as a sign winter is approaching or in this weeks case, is here!
We have also been taking advantage of the cold temps and working on the ice skating rink which is ready and saw first skaters on the weekend!
Overall, the trails are in great shape after an amazing fall for clearing, brushing and preparing for snow.