December is starting off strong with 8 to 10” of dense snow falling last night which has stuck like glue to the ground. The snow up high was skiing very well but got really heavy and wet as you got towards the 1,000 foot mark. Temps are on the warmer side today, hovering from 32 to 35 degrees based on the elevation.
The ground underneath is far from frozen with running water and water bars being ever present so please ski with caution when you are out and about in the mountains today. Woods skiing up high is pretty darn good, but that changes dramatically as you drop in elevation. If you choose to ski in the upper mountain woods, please also ski with care as they are plenty of hidden “snow snakes” still out there. Skiing in the woods down low is not advised and we are asking everyone to please stay out of there until the ground freezes and we receive more snow to fill things in and make them safer.
We have a chance of some additional snow tonight so hopefully we can pick up a few more inches. The rest of the week looks relatively cold with no wet precipitation so we can keep what we have received and hopefully keep on building the base.
We are starting off December on a good note! Lets hope we can continue to stay in the snow zone.
Photo: Ryan Darlow
Skier: Meghan Arpino on Mt. Mansfield today