posted at 9:09 am Thu Feb 25th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Over 2 Feet By Yesterday Afternoon. Another Foot Overnight.
I don't know what to tell you. From Tuesday afternoon to about 3pm Wednesday, we picked up 25-30" of heavy snow. And it didn't really stop. At these higher elevations, it was all snow, all night, with dense flakes falling until very early this morning. When asked for an overnight snow total, the groomers just said "a lot," and we'll have a hard time making an exact measurement until Patrol can get out on the mountain. For the time being, "over a foot" seems like a conservative estimate for our evening snowfall--and additional accumulation is expected today. Oh, and lift tickets are $25 today if you bring 2 cans of food to donate to the Vermont Foodbank. Temps are already at 32F, and should remain in that range, while gusty southeast winds of 10-20mph will increase during the day.
We plan to run all 6 lifts today, wind-willing, serving all 64 of our snow-buried trails. The Vista Quad and Mitey Mite are our first scheduled lifts, opening at 9am. Timberline follows at 9:30, while our other 3 lifts join in later this morning. Those diligent groomers have hit about half of our trails, smoothing that heavy powder into soft corduroy. Ungroomed trails feature plenty of powder, some dense or windblown. All 3 parks will open, but the enormous amount of snow may make for challenging, soft surfaces on the features. And we'll flip on the lights until 8pm for night skiing and the Thursday Night Telemark Clinic hosted by EMS. More importantly: to honor the 25th anniversary of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, if you bring in those two cans of food for the Vermont Foodbank today, you can ski for just $25, or get out on our Nordic trails for $10.
And here are a couple more deals to keep in mind: Kids 17 and under ski for just $20 between now and March 2nd when accompanied by a paying adult. And for a slope-side getaway, check out our Cabin Fever Elixir: 1 night in our hotel, 2 days of skiing, and dinner in our Tavern, for only $149 per person. That's good for a stay any time this season, but it must be booked by February 28th.
Our Nordic terrain benefited from about 16km of skate grooming for this morning. With the amount of heavy snow--and with more snow in the forecast--we won't even attempt to set classic tracks. On the other hand, our 80km of ungroomed backcountry would be a great place to fully enjoy the majesty of this 3-feet of fresh snow, either via skis or snowshoes. The wax of the day is Blue.
There's an absurd amount of snow on the mountain, we dodged the overnight rain at this elevation, and more snow is expected to begin falling later today. In short: snow.
The conditions below are our projections for Thursday, February 25th, as of 7:15am. 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: 32deg Snowfall Average Base Depth: 20-52"
Summit: 29deg Last 24 Hours: 25-30"
Trails Open: 64 Last 48 Hours: 37-42"
Lifts Open: 6 Last 7 Days: 48-55"
Primary Surface: Powder Season Total: 216"
moguls partially groomed groomed snowmaking night
moguls partially groomed groomed snowmaking night
Vista Quad Lift open 9:00am - 8:00pm
Chris Cross open groomed
Cobrass Lane open
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
New Sherman's Pass open groomed
Upper Glades open
Hard Luck open groomed
Show Off open
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 10:00am - 3:45pm
Abenaki Trail open groomed
Lower Crossover open
Lower Fanny open groomed
Lower Turnpike open
Lower Wilderness open
Work Road open groomed
Fanny Hill open groomed
Old Turnpike open
Peggy Dow's open groomed
Upper Crossover open groomed
Wilderness Liftline open groomed
Wizard Way open groomed
Bolton Outlaw open moguls
Upper Fanny Hill open moguls
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 moguls
Sure Shot open groomed
Twice as Nice open groomed moguls
Wood's Hole open
Spellbinder open moguls
Lost Boyz open moguls
Upper Tattle Tale open
Mid-Mountain Lift open Noon - 8:00pm
Bear Run open groomed night
Deer Run open groomed
Primer open groomed
Beech Seal open groomed night
Snowflake Lift open 10:00am - 7:45pm
Burton Progression Park open night
Butterscotch Park open night
Jungle Jib Park open 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 16 km
KM Tracked 0 km
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)