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by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

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: 7049

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...
by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2017-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

March 17, 18, 20

I'm falling behind on my trip reports. Lots of new snow from the late-season coastal ("nor'easter") storms have restored winter conditions, which should last at least another week. On Sunday, I skied at the "Mansfield" (or: Stowe Mountain Resort) cross-country area, but then cont...
by LewLasher
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?

http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/dismal-winter-produces-nifty-new-venue-in-northeastern-n-y/ Has snowmaking and wide trails good for racing. And that's about all that it has. A grand total of 5 (count 'em) kilometers of trails. And that is including the 0.28 kilometer (in other words, about 280 met...
by LewLasher
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Windblown ski touring center in New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Replies: 16
Views: 11547

15 Mar 2018

I skied at Windblown yesterday. Conditions were generally good to very good. Ample snow depth almost everywhere, with just a few exceptions. Unfortunately, I do have a gripe with the conditions report on the Windblown Web site. In particular, the statements "40 K open" and "100% open&...
by LewLasher
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2017-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

17 Feb 2018 - Trapp's

Skied today at Trapp's. Conditions generally good. A little on the fast side, but that will change as the temperature goes above freezing the next couple of days. In other news, the trail formerly known as Owl's Howl is now known as Yerrick's Yodel. Sources at the cabin confirm that Charlie Yerrick ...
by LewLasher
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga

For those of you who haven't been following this exciting Olympic story, the guy from Tonga did (barely) qualify for the Olympics, and, there he is, with his biggest accomplishment being - wait for it - parading around shirtless during the opening ceremonies. Online magazine Slate ponders the questi...
by LewLasher
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

Magnus Johansson wrote:The reasonable thing to do would have been to not visit this forum if it was suspected that so-called spoilers could appear.

The problem with your suggestion is that spoilers would still appear if people use the "Unread posts" feature.
by LewLasher
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

Magnus Johansson wrote:
Neuro wrote:I make a thread about no spoilers ...

Do you think you own this forum?

He made no such claim.

All he did was to make a polite request, to avoid posting spoilers if you can, with which any reasonable person would have been happy to agree.
by LewLasher
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Sovereign Lake (BC)
Replies: 1
Views: 2973

Re: Sovereign Lake (BC)

Today I was able to get out slightly further into the Sovereign Lake trail system, and I enjoyed skiing on the (intermediate-rated) trail called "Carl Wylie". Both for the heated cabin located roughly halfway along the trail, and for the excellent design of the trail itself. In fact, I kep...
by LewLasher
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Sovereign Lake (BC)
Replies: 1
Views: 2973

Sovereign Lake (BC)

This week I'm at the Sovereign Lake cross-country area near Vernon, British Columbia. Conditions have been consistently good here - I've been following the weather and trail reports the last few weeks. Note that the weather forecasts for "Vernon, BC" are for the town of Vernon, which has b...
by LewLasher
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the latest in cold prevention?
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: the latest in cold prevention?

Neuro wrote:The new thing has been to take paracetamol and C-vitamin pills

Paracetamol is called acetaminophen in the U.S., and is even better known by the brand name Tylenol.
by LewLasher
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga

I think that skiers should have to go through qualifications for the Olympics. This is basically true. It isn't as though someone can just show up at the Olympics as the best (or only) skier from their country. There is a skier, Tucker Murphy, who has competed on behalf of Bermuda. I believe that h...
by LewLasher
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2017-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

17 Jan 2018 - Trapp's

A slight little bit more snow.
Still some ice on lower Owl's Howl, and a big ice patch at the junction of Luce and Telemark.

Otherwise, good conditions on (among others): Hare Line, Chris's Run, Russel Knoll, Telemark, Fox Track, and (with a few anomalies, well marked by traffic cones) Morrison.
by LewLasher
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2017-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

16 Jan 2018 - Trapp's and Rec path

After rain on Friday, there has been just barely enough new snow for good conditions in most places. Skied at Trapp's this afternoon, conditions generally good, except for a few icy spots on lower Owl's Howl. Skied part of the Rec Path this evening - semi-monthly evening tour sponsored by the Stowe ...

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