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Avatar PatrickOFebruary 18, 2011

Over the last month, the skiing here at Craftsbury has gone from really good to incredible. We haven’t gotten any huge storms but we also haven’t had a big  thaw resulting  in considerable snow pack with all of the Center’s core and peripheral trails open and in great shape. Yesterday was one of the first few days that has been well above freezing but none of us were complaining in any way; I don’t think we could have asked for better spring skiing!

Perfect tracks right from our front door

Perfect tracks right from our front door

Dylan, Tim, and I started out for a long skate OD this morning with the goal of skiing all of the Center’s open trails. Temps started out around freezing with the sun starting to climb in the sky and not a cloud to be seen.  In a few hours we were starting to shed layers and the snow was really starting to transform and slow down.  By the end of the ski, it felt way more like a spring day skiing out west than mid February in Vermont! My highlight from the ski (aside from the incredible weather and perfect grooming) had to be racing down Elinor’s field right behind Tim and witnessing one of the more impressive Superman diggers I have seen in a while.  Too bad I didn’t have my camera out for it, but for those of you curious it looked somewhat like this, especially with our flow and shades…

Grand Tour- hour 1

Grand Tour- hour 1

GT- hour 2

GT- hour 2

Cranking out some turns down Elinors

Cranking out some turns down Elinor's towards the house

Although temps were warm and the snow really settled down, there should be enough to last us well into the spring. A great day of skiing up in Craftsbury!

Stockpiled snow in preperation for the 2011 Sprint Tour

Checking out stockpiled snow in preparation for the 2011 Sprint Tour

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