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by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: 16 Nov 2018

Meanwhile, Trapp's reports 35 km groomed today.
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: an unexpected gift

Pat wrote:getting some skiing in here in Philadelphia area with the storm that just came through

I heard on the radio that parts of the New York area got about a foot of snow. Might be tough to ski through if it's not groomed, and they are predicted to get temperatures well above freezing for the weekend.
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 30

16 Nov 2018 - Stowe Rec Path

I skied today on the Stowe Recreation Path from Towne Farm Lane (i.e., Sushi Yoshi) to Stowe village and back. Conditions were consistently good. About 5 inches of non-wet snow. By the time I started, the Rec Path had been skier-groomed up to Weeks Hill Road. After that, there had been a lot of pede...
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 30

VT - Stowe - 2018-2019

This topic is for trip reports and other information about the Stowe, Vermont area for the 2018-2019 skiing season.
by LewLasher
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Best skiing of the season

I skied today on part of the unplowed section of Vermont route 108 over Smugglers' Notch in the towns of Stowe and Cambridge. Conditions were fair to good. Last night's snow was wet and heavy, and compacted quickly to make for very fast conditions. This will freeze solid tonight, and form a base for...
by LewLasher
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 53

VT 2018-2019

This topic is for trip reports and other information about Vermont for the 2018-2019 skiing season.

At some point I will undoubtedly start a separate topic for Stowe, Vermont.
by LewLasher
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Where are the best deals?
Topic: Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts

... Marine Specialties had a pile of Norheim gloves ("Tur og Trening") for sale ... If you ever happen to be in Provincetown, Massachusetts - and why not? - Marine Specialties is one of the most successful retail operations in town. As best as I can determine, they have a tripartite busin...
by LewLasher
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Where are the best deals?
Topic: Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts

This probably does not qualify as being one of "the best deals." However: I was in Provincetown, Massachusetts this past weekend and noticed that Marine Specialties had a pile of Norheim gloves ("Tur og Trening") for sale at the price of US$14.95 (no sales tax on clothing in Mass...
by LewLasher
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonking in the cold
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Bonking in the cold

There were a lot of DNFs at today's (cold, wet and windy) Boston Marathon. Yes, but this year's DNF rate of 4.5% isn't all that different from last year's 3.0% rate. I think the the DNFs got more press coverage this year because of the horrifyingly unpleasant weather. More statistics: this year's D...
by LewLasher
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Jay Peak, Vermont

Lew -- Is there one particular Nordic Center in Vermont that you would recommend to plan a ski vacation around? Yes: Craftsbury. The caveats being that (1) there are few lodging or dining choices in or near Craftsbury, and (2) there isn't a lot to do there other than the skiing. But, just on the ba...
by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Where are the best deals?
Topic: older Fischer waxable skis, Weston MA
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: older Fischer waxable skis, Weston MA

Lacking rock skis, I decided to throw $5 at a pair of waxless skis, made in Finland, labelled "Erik" near the tips and "Grip" down toward the tails. The grip feature was implemented with an unusual waxless pattern that I can describe approximately using the word "argyle&quo...
by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Hartland, Vermont winter trails

Here's another community trail project in Vermont, although their Web site doesn't say how recent it is: http://www.hartlandwintertrails.org/ Hartland is a small (population about 3,300) town in rural Vermont. They have 12 miles of trails, all on private land, for winter use (cross-country skiing an...
by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Hardwick, Vermont community trails

Anyone know of any new XC trails or XC ski areas that have opened in recent years? I'm hoping that 2002 counts as "recent", because this is a pretty cool example of a community-built trail system. See https://hardwicktrails.com/ Hardwick is a small (population about 3000) town in rural Ve...
by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Jay Peak, Vermont

Yesterday, I skied, for the first time, at the Jay Peak Nordic Center in northern Vermont. Or, I could say, northernmost Vermont, as Jay Peak is about 4 miles from the border with Canada/Québec. Jay Peak is primarily known as an alpine resort, but, as the resort has upgraded its facilities (includin...
by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Craftsbury, VT
Replies: 10
Views: 6765

Highland Lodge trails

A couple of days ago I skied at the Highland Lodge trails - in Greensboro, Vermont - operated by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. As I posted in December 2011, this used to be a separate cross-country area, but the hotel that used to maintain the trails went out of business and Craftsbury swooped in a...

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