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Bolton Valley Snow Report - December 17, 2009

Bolton Valley Snow Report - December 17, 2009 Bolton Valley Vermont

posted at 9:19 am Thu Dec 17th, 2009 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Snowy, cold, and wintry is the way every December should be.

Snow started falling lightly around lunchtime yesterday, gathered momentum mid-afternoon, and continued off-and-on through the evening. It's like these clouds are trying to prove something. Our total for this ongoing event is close to 4", with the wind affecting depths. Combine that with the $15 lift tickets we're irrationally offering all this week, and you've really got something. We'll have cold air again today, with some sun fighting through later on and winds that may add to the chill. So grab an insulating layer and enjoy $15 mid-week carving.

We'll let Ski Patrol do their morning sweep, but we expect to have at least the same 23 trails today that we enjoyed yesterday. Those trails will be served by the Vista Quad, Mid-Mountain Double, and Mitey Mite surface lift--starting with the Vista at 9am. Our snowcats farmed out about 8 of those open trails, leaving primary surfaces of packed powder and powder. If daytime skiing is too limiting, then we'll flip the lights on and let you ski or ride until 8pm tonight. The point: $15 will get you a lot of time on the snow this week. You should also be aware that early season conditions are variable, so please obey all Patrol signs and keep an eye out for obstacles. And don't forget to get your Powder Pass and save up to $16 per day this season.

Over at the Nordic Center, we should have skate grooming on about 10km this morning. The remaining 90km of our system remains ungroomed but open, with surfaces that can be described as "challenging". Nordic adventurers should be aware that ungroomed trails have variable early-season conditions, though higher elevations hold quite a bit of snow. Nordic tickets continue to be $5 all this week, and you can check out the Nordic 5-Day and 10-Day punch cards to save up to $50 this season.

These are the kind of days we were hoping for during that long warm November: snowy, cold, and wintry. The mountain looks lovely, the mid-term forecast shows no signs of a dreaded Christmas thaw, and lift tickets are $15. Enjoy the snow.

These conditions below are our projections for Thursday, December 17th as of 7:05am. For the latest updates on trail openings, snow surfaces, and lift status, please check our online Snow Report. And while you're over there, swing by the Photo Gallery for visual evidence of our most recent conditions.

Printable version of today's Snow Report

Printable version of today's Nordic Report

Base: 1deg Snowfall Average Base Depth: 8"-22"
Summit: -5deg Last 24 Hours: 3-4"
Trails Open: 23 Last 48 Hours: 4-5"
Lifts Open: 3 Last 7 Days: 14-17"
Primary Surface: Packed Powder Season Total: 48"
moguls partially groomed groomed snowmaking night
moguls partially groomed groomed snowmaking night
Vista Quad Lift open 9:00am - 8:00pm
Chris Cross open
Cobrass Lane open
Lower Vermont open groomed night
Sherman's Pass open groomed night
Swing open
Alta Vista open snowmaking
Cobrass open
Cobrass Run open
Five Corners closed
Mousehole open groomed
New Sherman's Pass open
Upper Glades open
Hard Luck (chute only) open groomed
Schuss open
Show Off closed
Spillway (chute only) open groomed night
Upper Vermont 200 open
Vista Glades closed
Devil's Playground closed
Preacher closed
TNT closed

Wilderness Lift closed
Abenaki Trail open
Lower Crossover closed
Lower Fanny closed
Lower Turnpike closed
Lower Wilderness closed
Work Road open
Cougar closed
Coyote open
Fanny Hill open groomed
Old Turnpike closed
Peggy Dow's closed
Upper Crossover closed
Wilderness Liftline open
Wizard Way closed
Bolton Outlaw closed
Upper Fanny Hill closed
Timberline Lift closed
Spur closed
Timberline Run closed
Villager closed
Intro closed
Lower Brandywine closed
Lower Tattle Tale closed
Showtime closed
Sure Shot closed
Twice as Nice closed
Wood's Hole closed
Brandywine closed
Spellbinder closed
Lost Boyz closed
Upper Tattle Tale closed

Mid-Mountain Lift open 10:00am - 8:00pm
Bear Run open groomed night
Deer Run closed
Primer closed
Beech Seal closed snowmaking
Glades open
Snowflake Lift closed
Burton Progression Park closed
Jungle Jib Park closed
Large Terrain Park closed
Lower Bentley closed
Lower Foxy closed
Snowflake Bentley closed
Sprig O Pine closed
Foxy closed

Mitey Mite Lift open 10:00am - 8:00pm
Mitey Mite open groomed night
Nordic Conditions
Nordic Trails 100km
KM Groomed 10km
KM Tracked 0
Conditions Variable Surfaces
Our ungroomed terrain remains fully open for skiing and snowshoeing. Be aware that variable early-season conditions exist on those ungroomed trails. See our Nordic Blog for more information.

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