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Zoomin' on the groomin' at Trapp Family Lodge cross-country center

Posted Monday, March 20, 2023
— Cross-country skiing, Trapp Family Lodge
A well-groomed cross-country ski trail

Nice grooming, soft corduroy.

Nordic ski poles in rather deep snow
Another well-groomed ski trail through the woods
View of birch trees and ski slopes of Mt. Mansfield

View of the ski slopes on Mt. Mansfield

I like to keep my eye on the weather — especially this time of year. We had that wonderful dump of snow last week. It was then followed by some rain. Looking ahead, we may see rain again on Thursday. What that says to me is you gotta get out and ski while we've got the snow!

I took Monday morning off to cross-country ski in the sunshine. I chose the well-groomed trails at Trapp Family Lodge cross-country center in Stowe, Vermont.

I noticed there was about an inch of fresh snow on the sides of the trails. Under that was a thin crust. Grooming is key when there's crusty snow, and the Pisten Bully did a great job today. I enjoyed great classic tracks everywhere I went.

I really appreciated the freshly groomed packed-powder when I was zooming down the hills on trails like Hare Line, Bobcat and the narrow Chute on the Haul Road.

Here a few shots from my sunny morning on snow!

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