Last of this season’s winter trail days
The trails will close for the season at the end of the day on Sunday, March 26.
Join us for a last ski or ride on the winter trails this weekend!
Cross Country Skiing: 15 km open, 12 km tracked,
Average Compacted Trail Base: 4 to 8 inches Uncompacted snow depth: 20 inches
Alas, we have reached the end of the winter season with the March sun winning the day, turf showing on the golf course, and temperatures consistently above freezing. The late March and April snowstorms are tantalizing, but we are resigned to closing the winter trails after Sunday and planning for great mountain biking and hiking to come.
The ski conditions are definitely spring-like today! The rain has left the golf course trails thin with wet granular over an icy base. The best route to the woods is down Tibbetts Loop to lower Mill Brook. The snow depth is good in the woods and skiing on Mill Brook and I95 is a fantastic spring experience. The tracks, while old, have enough granular for a good kick with klister, fish scales, or ideally skin skis. The skate lanes are firm with a soft surface. There are icy patches under some trees and spring “treasures” that were buried in February are appearing as the snow pack melts. We are working to improve the conditions for the weekend, especially focusing on lower Mill Brook, I95, and Grover’s Grind where the snow is clean.
Spring skiing can require determination and good humor but while the snow conditions are not ideal, the experience of skiing in the awakening woods on a warm day is deeply rewarding.
We are selling the rental Salomon Pilot skate boots for $10/pair. Stop in the trail center for details.
Snowshoe/Bike Trails: 10 mi open for snowshoeing, no fat biking today
The snowshoe/fat bike trails are soft this morning. Saturday morning is forecasted to be cold again and will be the best day to get in a ride.
Tree Stand is closed for biking due to roughness.
Barker Mountain Bikes is selling the rental Borealis fat bikes at the end of this season. Stop in the BMB shop to check out the gear and talk to Eric.
Trail Photo of the Day