Friday, February 15, 2013

Spillway and Wilderness

President's Day is coming up and thanks to our nation's forefathers and a few other presidents after that, you get an extra day off. Perhaps you were thinking of growing (or donning) a Lincoln-esq beard. While it is a fine tribute, we suggest honoring our leaders by exercising your right to life, liberty and the pursuit of powder.  February is short and sweet, so enjoy President's Day weekend with an extra day of skiing and riding! 
Weather:
This week we've had some excellent conditions on the mountain. The temps have remained cold, but not too cold, or as Goldilocks would say, "just right." We've also picked up some small snowfalls to keep things nice and powdery out there. We have a chance for snow today and into the late evening hours. We expect a temperature drop to the 10-20 degree range which will stay for most of the weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday bring along the chance of snowfall for us as well. 
Trails and Conditions:
That "just right" weather I mentioned also helped out our groomers and snowmakers. Snowmaking on Spillway kept chugging along all week and wrapped up last night. We began to push out snow piles early this morning and hope to have Spillway up and running for you on Saturday. We project nearly 65 trails for the weekend, which gets us very close to being 100% open! To get to those 65 trails we anticipate the addition of Wilderness starting at 10am on Saturday. The snow surfaces are a mix of powder and packed powder conditions, with the ungroomed and natural snow trails containing some thin or variable spots. Overall, it looks to be another great weekend of skiing and riding as we begin to creep ever closer to a season total of 200 inches of snow. And you'll get even more time to enjoy it with a bonus evening of $19 night skiing this Sunday the 17th. We'll be here 'til 8pm under the lights. 
Tavern:
Plenty of music in the James Moore Tavern for the listening this weekend. Blue Fox will join us tonight from 8-11pm. Sip Long Trail specials and enjoy what Art Edelstein of the Times Argus newspaper calls, “One of the few authentic blues musicians in Vermont – well worth the listen.” 
Saturday don't miss The Woedoggies, also from 8-11pm. Besides having a great name, The Woedoggies play classic, simple, honest, acoustic country. The perfect blend for a chilly Vermont apr├Ęs ski evening. 
Sunday catch Chad Hollister from 8-11pm. Trivia will return next Sunday, so throw your thinking cap in the laundry so it will be sparkling clean for the next competition. 
Vermont Week:
Vermont Week is right around the corner, in fact, it starts up February 25th!  In next Friday's blog post, be sure to look for detailed Vermont Week information. Until then, check out the events calender on our website to see what we have planned. 

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