Friday, April 11, 2008

A Delicious Spring

It's a little difficult to really wrap your head around the notion that the skiing is still excellent around here. But that's what we have to live with. This week was one of the best week's skiing we've had in a long time. It started out on Sunday with temps in the high 40s, bright sunshine, and soft conditions that made every trail at Stowe accessible. It continued on Monday, when it was just as warm, but a little breezy. Your innkeepers decided to hike the Nose of Mt. Mansfield (see picture below) and enjoy the spectacular view from the top before we skied down. We skied again on Tuesday, and by now our legs were rubber from dealing with the luscious and soft snow. Huge Super-G turns cut down on the pain but not the fun. I'm not sure how much longer we'll ski; the conditions are astounding, and this may sound hard to believe, but there aren't any bare spots on the mountain. The party line says that Stowe Mountain Resort will close on April 20th, but you can bet on them being open through the weekend of the 27th, and we'll be skiing into May. Spring skiing is so rare in New England that when conditions like this come around, you just have to take advantage of them.

Happy Trails!

Mt. Mansfield, the Nose, April 7, 2008