A lovely outing at Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Center

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 06:57 PM

The higher elevations of Vermont have earned some snow this week! The mountain peaks got the most, and alpine skiers have been reveling in fresh powder. But the snow has been a shot in the arm for Vermont's Nordic skiing centers, as well.

Today I joined a friend in a midday ski at the cross-country ski center at Stowe Mountain Resort. The snow is not deep there (you could tell while you were poling), but there was enough to make for nice groomed ski conditions with very light skier traffic. 

To our pleasant surprise, we heard a groomer out on the trail and saw that he was setting a classic ski track. We had to follow! The tracks were really great considering the snow is not very deep.

We skied along the Ranch Brook, which is always scenic, and did a loop out to Old Bear Run. The snow was very cold and squeaky. 

The skies became more blue as we made strides down the trails. Although it was chilly, we were generating our own heat and could feel the warmth of the sun when we stopped. What a great day to get out and do some skinny skiing in the woods!


Visit our page of direct links to the snow conditions reports at Vermont's Nordic centers.

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