Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ski Report from Vermont

We made our first excursion to Vermont to play in the snow this past weekend. To our delight there was more snow than we expected! We couldn't resist a relaxing start to the day at the Thames Ski Lodge (late breakfast) on Saturday, which gave the sun time to come up and the downhill crowd to get on the lifts. We skied at Blueberry Hill in Goshen on Saturday in bright sun, and very light winds until dusk. The winter storm that hit the Northeast on Saturday evening tracked slightly farther north than expected leaving 5-7" in southern Vermont. Again we were tempted by the solitude of XC skiing on fresh powder and explored a new set of trails, Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru (southern Vermont that is). It was fantastic! There was 7+ inches in Peru, combined with a brilliant blue sky, abundant sunshine and very light winds made it another great day to be on the trail. The trails are narrow and winding so skate skiing is not possible, Oh, and very nicely tracked. The snow from the night before was extremely dry and light, and a lovely adornment to the dark evergreens lining the trail. We met some nice folks who did some trail breaking on a few "backcountry" trails. The only sad part is we forgot the camera.


Anonymous said...

You may have forgot the camera, but at least that kept it from being left in the snow somewhere along the trail!!!

Bruno and Sheri said...

Who would leave a camera on the trail?