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Skiing — and making snow — into the new year

Posted Monday, January 3, 2022
— Alpine / downhill skiing, Backcountry skiing, Cross-country skiing, Catamount Nordic, Killington, Magic, Mt. Mansfield, Sugarbush
A snowy Nordic ski trail through the woods with a skier in distance

A few inches of base was enough for a nice Nordic ski this afternoon at Catamount Outdoor Center.

Snowmaking guns at Magic Mountain

Snowmaking guns in action at Magic Mountain today. Photo from Magic's Facebook page.

Farm and mountain view with a snowmaking cloud

Sugarbush made a snowmaking cloud today while blasting the North Lynx trails. Photo from Sugarbush's Facebook page.

Happy New Year to y'all! Hope you enjoyed the holidays. Now it's time to get serious about our snow dances!

Northern Vermont got a few inches of snow over the last couple of days. That allowed our closest Nordic center to pack down and rake the trails. So we went and enjoyed an after-work ski. 

(Anyone else have a hard time getting back to work on this post-holiday Monday?)

Cold temperatures today have Vermont ski resorts blowing a lot of snow. They are trying to beef up the base while they can. It will get below 0 in parts of Vermont tonight.

Did you see the news about the Covid outbreak at Killington? Remember to mask up and get your shots so we can continue to have a ski season this winter. I recently donned a N95 mask under my buff/neckwarmer while I waited in lift lines and rode chairlifts. It kept my face warm.

Check out our Vermont snow reports page to keep up-to-date on your favorite ski areas, whether they are downhill or cross-country. Also check that page for a link to the SkiVt-L graph of the snow depth atop Mt. Mansfield. (Spoiler alert: It's now well below average.) When you open that web page you'll see a green-filled graph showing the average snow totals through a winter. That's based on data reaching back to 1954. To compare this year, thus far, look to the side for "2021 - 2022" and click on it.

Think snowy thoughts!

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