Cross-country skiing in Stowe still nice despite thaw
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 05:30 PM
We drove to the Stowe area to do some cross-country skiing today after lunchtime. We had heard that the Stowe Mountain Resort and Trapp Nordic centers got about two inches of snow in the last day, so we thought we'd check it out.
We lucked out as the afternoon grew sunnier and we skied under bright blue skies. The trails were well-covered at the Trapp Family Lodge cross-country center despite the recent January thaw. The snow is definitely firm underneath the groomed surfaces, but with little traffic on a weekday it was fine. The downhills were zippy!
The temperatures are dropping tonight and it will be cold tomorrow before warming up to 30 degrees for Saturday and Sunday. The weekend should also bring snow flurries. Would be nice to get a couple more inches of fresh snow!
Hope you get out on the snow this weekend!
Here's a link to an interesting article about Vermont Nordic centers turning to snowmaking to set themselves up for successful seasons. It appeared in Seven Days.
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