Today was cold and crystal clear. This skyline was absolutely beautiful! A yellow and turquoise sky over our mountain view to the north was the highlight of my day! This was taken this morning 1/23, from the middle of Sunset on Pico, overlooking Chittenden and Lefferts, out to Sugarbush and Stowe to the north. We could see Franconia Ridge to the east, and the Adirondacks to the west. Pico has the best views in the area and the skiing was hard and fast up high, with perfect groomed corduroy throughout most of the area. So great to be out! How lucky are we to have this in our back yard!
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Merry Christmas to all !!
We’re all feeling a little nervous about the weather patterns this month…
It looks like we might get a snow making window for a couple of nights this weekend.
As of yesterday, Killington had patched together a top to bottom run off the K1.
The skiing was actually pretty good up on the North Ridge triple area.
Peter skied day 14 yesterday, and got a few decent runs in on Skyelark. Heavy sugar and plate.
He’s been on the new K2 Pinnacle 95 skis. They handled the wide variety of snow surfaces well
making both parallel and tele turns.
Come on Santa… bring us some snow … so we can have a White Christmas and go skiing!
We wish you all a Merry Christmas!
New for us this year are Rossignol Back Country Skis, to compliment our old favorites by Madshus. All are partial or full edged skis for skiing ‘Out your Back Door’ on the local fields, logging roads and back country terrain, we are so lucky to have, moments away, here in Vermont.
We start with a couple models of ‘skinny skis’, one waxable and one no wax, that are designed for track style skiing at a touring center, like our local “Mt Top” or “Mountain Meadows” ski touring centers. All the others, are full edged, no wax skis, with considerable more width, for stability in the back country, logging roads, the Catamount Trail, and the rougher terrain most of us are skiing, ‘out the back door’. We have many ski widths … and boot models, by Alpina, Rossignol, and Scott, to fit YOUR type of skiing style. Call us or come in for a quote! Snow will be on the ground soon, and you ‘gotta be ready’ the day it gets here, as conditions can change overnight! Get ready to ski back country!
These past two weeks have been the best ski touring we have had all year. The days we’ve been waiting for to climb up to our favorite spot with a view and cherish the moment. This is my perfect, quiet place, to escape minutes from home. The view is from Chittenden looking West from Birdseye to the North all the way down to Danby Mtn and Mt. Equinox to the South. It’s Beautiful!
Below are the nordic ‘ Tele ‘ turns I earned on lightweight gear, yesterday morning before work. Hiking up through a cool, old growth, sugarbush, to the top of the farms high meadow. Hope all you skiers out there are experiencing some glorious sunny days skiing the backcountry in your favorite places… More turns!
When you see a snow maker … Thank him for his great work!
The Northeast continues to challenge us with changing conditions, everyday is different. We know that’s what makes us great skiers! Sunday we went up to Killington expecting icing and rain and firm sliding, and instead we got warm, 2-3 inches of soft, spring like cream cheese. There was an inversion with a noticeably cold cloud at the base of Needles Eye, and the mid mountain of Superstar quad was beautiful skiing. We did several runs on Skylark and Bittersweet, upper Ovation was great and, believe it or not Vertigo was soft and totally edge able.
Now we have some very firm conditions with everything frozen solid. The mountain will work hard making snow to get the best cover possible with the cold snap this week.
Remember our motto:
You never know unless you go, and it’s always better than you think!