posted at 10:12 am Fri Feb 19th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Another Blast Of Snow For Friday Morning
For whatever reason, if the forecast is calling for an upslope snow event coming from the northwest, this mountain usually does alright for itself. That dynamic has brought notable accumulation to our slopes both yesterday and today, with steady overnight snow continuing to fall this morning. We've measured a wind-blown 4-6" so far--on top of the 3-4" of powder that fell yesterday. This new snow has more than refreshed our surfaces, and ought to have us making worthwhile turns through the weekend. Snow showers are likely to linger today, with highs remaining seasonably pleasant in the mid-20s. Northwest winds will be blustery at times, so check for updates to our lift status.
We plan to spin each of our 6 lifts today, but the Vista Quad and Wilderness Double are currently on wind hold. We'll adjust our lift schedule accordingly, with Snowflake now opening first at 8:30am, followed by Mid-Mountain at 9am. With ropes dropping yesterday on Upper Vermont 200, we're back to having all 64 of our trails open, along with all 3 terrain parks. And don't forget that we'll turn the lights on until 8pm this evening for night skiing. About 45 trails have been hit by our groomers, leaving a primary surface of excellent packed powder, with powder accumulating on top. Ungroomed trails are mostly powder, with much of it wind-affected. And after a hard day of playing on snow, stop by Bailey's Restaurant across from the Base Lodge for a cleverly-crafted, Italian-style dinner. Or, for a late-winter escape, there's the Cabin Fever Elixir: 1 night in our hotel, 2 days of skiing, and dinner in our Tavern, for only $149 per person.
The skiing remains very good on our Nordic trails, and we expect to have some additional grooming later this morning. About 22km will be freshly skate groomed and classic tracked, with surfaces of soft packed powder on groomed terrain. The remaining 80km of our system is ungroomed backcountry, suitable for exploration on skis or snowshoes, with surfaces of mostly powder. The wax of the day is Blue.
Following the snowfall disappointment of Tuesday and Wednesday, it has been nice to see the forecast deliver two mornings in a row. The potential remains for light snow showers through the weekend, so we'll keep our fingers crossed, and hope for the upslope magic to continue.
The conditions below are our projections for Friday, February 19th, as of 7:30am. 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: 20deg Snowfall Average Base Depth: 12-34"
Summit: 14deg Last 24 Hours: 4-6"
Trails Open: 64 Last 48 Hours: 7-10"
Lifts Open: 6 Last 7 Days: 9-13"
Primary Surface: Packed Powder / Powder Season Total: 167"
moguls partially groomed groomed snowmaking night
moguls partially groomed groomed snowmaking night
Vista Quad Lift open on wind hold
Chris Cross open groomed
Cobrass Lane open groomed
Lower Vermont open groomed night
Sherman's Pass open groomed night
Swing open groomed
Alta Vista open groomed
Cobrass open groomed
Cobrass Run open groomed
Five Corners open groomed
Mousehole open groomed
New Sherman's Pass open groomed
Upper Glades open
Hard Luck open groomed
Show Off open groomed
Spillway open groomed night
Upper Vermont 200 open
Vista Glades open moguls
Devil's Playground open moguls
Preacher open moguls
TNT open moguls
Wilderness Lift open on wind hold
Abenaki Trail open groomed
Lower Crossover open groomed
Lower Fanny open groomed
Lower Turnpike open groomed
Lower Wilderness open
Work Road open groomed
Fanny Hill open groomed
Old Turnpike open groomed
Peggy Dow's open groomed
Upper Crossover open groomed
Wilderness Liftline open
Wizard Way open groomed
Bolton Outlaw open
Upper Fanny Hill open
Timberline Lift open 9:30am - 3:45pm
Timberline Run open groomed
Villager open groomed
Intro open groomed
Lower Brandywine open
Lower Tattle Tale open
Showtime open groomed
Sure Shot open groomed
Twice as Nice open moguls
Wood's Hole open groomed
Brandywine open groomed
Spellbinder open groomed moguls
Lost Boyz open moguls
Upper Tattle Tale open groomed
Mid-Mountain Lift open 9:00am - 8:00pm
Bear Run open groomed night
Deer Run open groomed
Primer open groomed
Beech Seal open groomed night
Glades open groomed
Snowflake Lift open 8:30am - 7:45pm
Burton Progression Park open groomed night
Butterscotch Park open groomed night
Jungle Jib Park open groomed night
Lower Bentley open groomed
Lower Foxy open groomed
Snowflake Bentley open groomed
Sprig O Pine open groomed night
Foxy open groomed
Mitey Mite Lift open 9:00am - 8:00pm
Mitey Mite open groomed night
Nordic Trails 100 km
KM Groomed 22 km
KM Tracked 22 km
Conditions Packed Powder / Powder
Fresh skate and classic grooming is normally done Wednesday through Sunday. The remaining 80km is ungroomed backcountry. See our Nordic Blog for more information.
For more condition information please call 802-434-SNOW
Bolton, VT 05676 (Set as Local)