Tuesday

We’ll head out in the morning and clean up Livermore Rd. on our way to work on the backside of Cascade Brook. That project will take most of the morning so the rest of the system will ski on the previous groom. Once we get a chance to check out how the Monday groom has set up we should be able to open up Middle Fletchers and potentially Jennings Peak. Expect newly opened trails to be very soft for a few days until we’re able to groom them a few more times.

Outer Mad River is now open, but again watch for soft spots.

Stay warm,

Ian

MLK

Monday we’ll have the system whipped back into shape after an awesome day of snow! There will still be quite a bit of softness to the surface after picking up around a foot of snow, so skaters be warned. We’re grooming the North End Sunday evening so there will be some fresh snow on top since it just won’t quit snowing! The South End will be groomed out Monday morning by the cat as well. It should be a gorgeous ski day despite the challenging temperatures. Definitely a good day to pack that buff or facemask and minimize exposed skin.

Enjoy the snow!

Ian

Snowpocalypse

Morning Update: We’re going to groom out most of the trails on the Livermore Road side this morning as well as the South End trails noted below. Enjoy!

Grooming activities will commence around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The cat will come down Swan’s Way to the South End and likely do a few laps on the inner South End trails initially. We’ll also be out on the snowmobile working on a few outer trails. If time allows we’ll add some more trails to the docket. With low temps and decent wind we’re going to focus on making sure everyone can ski a lap and get inside the Adventure Center to warm up. It generally goes without saying, but skating tomorrow is going to be one heck of a challenge.

Just to reiterate so no one is confused, expect Pond Loop, Snows Brook, and Figure Three at the minimum to be more packed and groomed in some fashion by mid-morning. Lower Fletchers and Sloppy Joes will get some passes with the snowmobile. From there watch for an update on here or check in with the Center for additional grooming.

Bring a smile and an extra baselayer for a great Nordic powder day!

Happy snow,

Ian

Saturday

We’re laying down a full groom on the North End, including Cascade Brook to Jnct 29 (a fan favorite). The inner South End will be cat groomed as well with fresh set track. A couple outer South End trails will ski on Friday’s cat groom as we await new snow to help deepen the base. Use caution on the Hairpin turn on Drake’s Brook as it still needs a touch more snow to have that perfect angle for high speed attacks.

The temps are expected to be low on Saturday but we’ll get you out the door and right into the woods on some phenomenal snow!

We’re still waiting in anticipation of the monster storm headed our way Saturday night and through Sunday. So hopefully you’ve already booked a room for the weekend, waxed your skis, and stockpiled some can goods. Our plan is still to groom throughout the day as much as we can, especially with NENSA in town for their Women’s XC Ski Day. it should be loads of fun!

Enjoy,

Ian

Friday

We’ll be sending the cat out this evening to clean up Livermore, Upper and Lower Snows, Cascade Brook, Beanbender, and Swazeytown. With a touch of new snow expected Friday morning expect some fresh on top. By mid-morning Friday we’ll have come down Swan’s Way to work on touching up the South End. Use caution on Drakes Brook at the Hairpin.

For anyone that saw some funky snowmobile marks on the trails Thursday afternoon, we had to drag out a broken down snowmobile from out on Cascade Brook. But never fear it will be covered up and groomed out by Friday.

The forecast continues to look promising for the Saturday night/Sunday storm. Currently seeing 12-24” predictions. Our plan will still be to groom throughout the morning on Sunday, especially with NENSA in town for the Women’s XC Ski Day event on the South End.

Enjoy the snow!

Ian

Thursday

We’re picking up a nice dusting on Wednesday evening. The majority of the North End trails are being groomed Wednesday evening. Lower Snows, Cascade Brook, Swazeytown, and Beanbender will ski extremely well with the dusting freshening up the surface.

The South End will get a little refresh via snowmobile groom. Dry Joes and Drakes Brook will be open and ready for your enjoyment! Just keep your eyes open after the first groom there can still be a few bumps out there.

We’ve been able to make some serious headway this week in prepping most of our remaining closed trails for the potential weekend snowstorm. We’re excited to see what happens! The forecast is currently showing up to 20+ inches.

Enjoy the day,

Ian

Wednesday

The North End will be riding on the Monday night/Tuesday morning groom after minimal traffic the last few days. The snow continues to be fast but pliable. We’ll be headed to South End to work on a few projects. HB Highway, Lower Fletchers, and Sloppy Joes are all open and cat groomed, with just a couple of thin spots that are easily avoidable. Dry Joes and Drakes Brook should open by Friday if all goes well. They will just need a day or two to set up before we let loose. We’re running around cutting out every down and leaning tree we can in preparation for what looks like a major snowfall Saturday/Sunday. Fingers crossed!

This Sunday we’ll be hosting the NENSA Women’s XC Ski day. Around 200 women will be attending this phenomenal event and we’ll be mainly using some off-trail field areas in the South End for their clinics. So expect a touch more traffic close the Center, but farther out should be the usual solitudinous bliss.

That’s all for now folks,

Ian

Tuesday

It might almost be considered warm by Tuesday afternoon. A welcome relief from the deep cold we’ve been experiencing. The trails saw pretty limited use on Monday, so just about everything will be skiing well on the previous groom. Nevertheless we’ll be out smoothing out everything on the Livermore side to make sure we keep things smooth out there. HB Highway should open mid-day after some excellent work by the big machine. Lower Fletchers and Sloppy Joes will also been pretty smooth with just a few thin spots after a nice groom on Monday.

The goal is to have a few more outer trails open on the South End by the weekend, if not before.

Enjoy another great ski day!

Ian