Catamount nordic center has decent snow coverage

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 05:03 PM

You know how some people go to the gym at lunchtime? Well I prefer clicking into some skis when I have the time. I took a late lunch today and headed over to the Catamount cross-country center in Williston, Vermont.

Catamount has pretty good snow coverage. It's not at a high elevation, so there isn't as much snow as you'd find in Stowe or at Bolton Valley Resort.

I had my skate skis on and I did a loop up on the hilly meadow before heading over to the wooded side of the nordic network. It was quite windy so snow had drifted onto the exposed trails in the meadow.

Getting into the woods on the Sandman trail was a wise way to escape the wind, but the snow coverage wasn't as good. A few rocks and roots still show up on the side of Sandman that is near the Woods Trace trail.

Overall, the snow surface seemed a little soft, so maybe Catamount could have rolled the trails a bit more. But perhaps they felt they didn't have enough snow to do so. Either way, I got a good workout in before the temperatures plummet. I'll probably work away during the coming cold spell, which is supposed to be over by Sunday.

Filed in: Catamount Nordic, Cross-country skiing

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