I couldn't resist the news of 12 inches of new snow at higher elevations this morning. I made some plans to get out on the snow at the end of the work day.
Snowflakes continued to fall throughout the day at Bolton Valley Resort. They had picked up another few inches before I arrived.
I hit Bolton's slopes at the end of the day before the night skiing lights turned on. The powder was fresh and light. And it was still falling from the sky. Fun stuff!
While there was daylight I took runs off the Vista Quad and onto less traveled trails, like cutting over to the Wilderness lift area which did not run today.
Then the lights blinked on for night skiing. I continued to have fun swooshing through the silky powder at the sides of the night skiing trails and in the trees right next to the trails.
Because there is an icy base in the woods under this new snow, I did not venture into the glades or backcountry. In steeper areas the new snow could slough or slide with a skier's weight. And the ice underneath could also make some turns unpredictable. I wasn't going into the woods alone.
We're so glad that this new snow has come in to blanket our mountains, cross-country centers and villages! Get out an enjoy it!