Not a grooming report May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018;   Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture shows that it is not too late for you to enter the “last ski of the season” contest. This is not a Grooming Report:  I understand one of the hotly debated topics among both grooming report readers is; where do grooming report writers “summer”?  Well, first of all, I am not one of those people that use winter or summer as a verb (although I was thinking of autumn-ing in the south of France this year).  More importantly, as my father always said, “why go anywhere; we’re already here”.  I

Not a grooming report May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018;   We are now in the “To Win a Bet” ski season.  The grooming equipment is put away for the season and the trail head building is closed. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture shows the spring break up on a north facing beach.  Pictures and comments (nasty or otherwise) may be delivered by a reply to the (not a )grooming report. This is not a Grooming Report:  From no bare spot excellent skiing last weekend to “win a bet” skiing in the matter of a few days.  I expect there is still good snow cover on

Not a grooming report April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Saturday was the last groom of the season.   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture is from Nancy’s adventure on the Holyoke trail Saturday. This is not a Grooming Report:  With the Bombi, sleds and Ginzu in the barn, reporting has officially moved into the “This is not a grooming report” phase. No useful information will be contained going forward; assuming there is ever

Grooming April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Yesterday was the last groom of the season.   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture is Bagwagi in all its splendor on Friday. Grooming Report:  Skiing will be very good again today following the last hard freeze in the six day forecast.  Skiers will find a large bare spot under the power lines 1k west of the trail head.  All other trails will be

April 28, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Today is the last groom of the season.   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Amy and Mary and enjoyed(?) a white-knuckle ski yesterday morning. They were on the cold side of the elusive Goldilocks zone. Anyway, here is Mary, just returned from Jamaica sporting her beachy braids and beads. Grooming Report:  This is the last groom of the season.  Doug and Andy are putting the

Grooming April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an as needed basis (and that may be in November or even later).   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Today’s pictures show the DOs and DON’Ts of spring skiing.  In the first picture you can see the deep ruts left by skiing when the trails are very soft late in the day.  The second picture shows a section of trail

Not a grooming report

April 25, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an as needed basis (and that may be in November or even later).   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Here is my entry in the “last ski of the season” contest.  If you can’t tell at a glance, look more closely and you will be able to see why the one on the left is the last ski.  More below

Grooming April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an as needed basis (and that may be in November or even later).   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Marilyn mistimed her trip south and has little chance to win the “Last Ski of the Season” contest with this entry but all (reasonable) entries get their day. Not a Grooming Report:  Well, we have slipped into silly season here at

Grooming April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018;   Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting.   Please stay off the trails late in the day if they are too soft to support your skis. Please send in pictures:  Natasha and Nichole were happy to find water at the trail head after over shooting the Goldie Locks Zone Saturday. Forestville Real Grooming Report:  Overnight forecast of warm temperatures kept groomers parked last night.  However, near lake level the temperatures did fall below freezing and I expect so too

Grooming April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018;    SEASON ENDING PARTY TODAY APRIL 22!   See details below. Late season schedule in effect.  The trail head building is now closed for the season.  Grooming will now be on an every-other-day schedule, weather permitting. Please send in pictures:  Today’s picture is of Kelly on the Basin. Forestville Real Grooming Report:  We are still in a freeze/thaw cycle with last night’s freeze. No grooming today but trails will be quite nice between about 10AM and 1PM.  Every other day grooming is only as weather permits and no grooming today. Please stay off the trails late in the day