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Great cross-country ski conditions on the last day of 2016

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016
— Cross-country skiing, Trapp Family Lodge

Enjoying the sun on the Russel Knoll Trail at Trapp Family Lodge Cross-Country Ski Center.

Rounding a corner on Russel Knoll, with mountains in view.

The eastern end of the Old County Road trail offered a hill and a Worcester Range view.

Stopping to check out woodpeckers on the western end of Old County Road.

Staying on track in Stowe, Vermont.

We sent off 2016 with another ski today! This time we clicked into our skinny cross-country skis and did a loop on the groomed Nordic trails at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.

The snow conditions were really good on the less-traveled trails that we ventured on. There were about 6 to 8 inches of fresh snow on the sides of the trails. It was lovely!

Trapps had set classic tracks on all the trails we hit. After missing out on a lot of cross-country skiing last year because of a lack of snow, it felt great to be back in the tracks!

We were surprised to do much of our skiing in the sunshine today. (Bonus!) By the time we returned to the Nordic center, snowflakes were falling and there were a lot of people around. Again today, it was best to get out in the morning to avoid the holiday crowds, and to choose the paths less traveled.

Happy New Year to all!

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