Butter My Bread
March 22nd, 2018
Let’s get the facts straight. We’re talking 10″ of fresh powder. 39 of 39 trails open. 164 acres of skiable terrain. Blue skies. Temp highs in the mid-40s. Birds singing. Sun shining. And, it’s mid-March.
Wait, Michael, this Toby isn’t so bad. Groomed trails of fresh powder ride like butter. It’s a slightly slower glide and grind along the fall lines, smooth carving, and relaxed ride. On the lip of Razor’s Edge and Challenge, the playful north winds add a little resistance to downhill riding. The snow is lightly packed and corduroy-lined, and the glades are full of white.
The only way to welcome Spring is with open arms. Rain, snow, sleet, or sun, the season is always a toss up to Mother Nature’s mood, and increasingly unpredictable. Spring skiing and riding is a blessing on the east coast and, this time, we’re not skinning through slush. Treeline to treeline, trails are covered and pushing a 24″ – 48″ base from valley to summit.
The feeling is bittersweet. Snowmaking is officially over for the season. Now, we’re riding the coattails of Nor’Easter #4. With a strong snow base and moderate temperatures in the forecast, we predict good conditions through to closing. Every night, we’re running seven groomers across the slopes and working every trail ’til the sun comes up. The snowmakers are moving water and air hoses from hydrant lines to the pumphouse, and the boss is planning ahead for projects come late spring to summer (read: trail number four-oh).
The snow is here, and calling. Take a look at updated hours for riding trails and tubing lanes:
Hours of Operation:
SKIING & RIDING
Sunday – Saturday, 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm