From the Director’s Desk

Jan 30, 2015

From the Director's Desk


January 30, 2015

This photograph is of our "small machine" grooming in East Pasture Yesterday. 

Sculpted by Justin Quinn

 

Dear Ski Friends,

We have the best conditions of the season! We are picking up more snow today through Saturday morning. Total accumulation predicted to be another 5-8” by the time the storm moves out.  We will have the Pisten Bully out on the trails throughout the morning grooming out this fresh snow on the Southern end of the Ellis River, Woodchuck & Eagle Mountain Fields and the Wave. The Village trails were groomed yesterday and East Pasture was groomed yesterday afternoon.  With a few inches of fresh powder on top, E.P will be incredible! For intermediate to advanced skiers, this would be my tour de jour of choice today.   

The groomers will be working hard tonight, laying tracks and cord on everything available for the weekend. The Cocoa Café on the Ellis River Trail will be open all weekend from 10:00-3:00pm. We’ll have the fire going, be sure to stop by grab a snack from our local bakeries and roast some s’mores, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or just relax and take in the scenery. 

Our guided tour snowshoe tours with a naturalist will be hitting the trails both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 and 1:00pm.  It is an entertaining and educational 2 hour tour, only $10.  With all this new snow the conditions could not be better.  There will also be a FREE Waxing clinic (Waxing 101) sponsored by Gorham Bike and Ski at the Touring Center at 12:00. Bring your lunch or a snack and learn more about waxing your skis.  In the sport of cross country skiing, a good wax job can really improve your experience. As always, our Storyland element play garden will open this weekend. Ski through hoops and around a small course, take pictures with our wooden characters Tundra the Polar Bear or Mighty Moose and more.

Ski with a Friend of Jackson Ski Touring on Sunday morning at 10:00 am.  Meet Marianne by the fireplace at the touring center.  Ski with a friend tours are geared to get people to experience a trail that they haven’t skied before, or for those who are just looking for someone to show them the trails. These tours are FREE with your day or seasons pass. Come make a new Ski Friend!

Seriously, the skiing is epic! You don’t want to miss this weekend, but if you are the type to plan well in advance, we have many more events and programs still to come this season.

*The Friends of Jackson Ski Touring are hosting a FREE Full Moon Snowshoe Tour to the Christmas Farm Inn on February 3rd from 6-8pm. You can plan to stay for dinner.

*4 Part Skate Clinic Series starting February 6th.

*Fischer/Tubbs Demo Day, February 8th

*Groomed Trail Challenge, February 14

*Potluck Dinner with the American Heart Association and silent trail sign auction to benefit JSTF 5:00PM, February 14.

*Jackson Ski Fest, March 7th

*Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation Paddle foot Snowshoe 5K relay and Nature Tour. Proceeds support Jen’s Friends, March 15

If would like to register or would like more information on any of these events or programs give us a call at 603-383-9355 or email; info@Jacksonxc.org

If you would like to receive our daily conditions report directly to your inbox every morning, we would be happy to add you to the list.  Send your request and email address to info@Jacksonxc.org. It’s the best way to stay the most up to date on conditions.

I’ll see you on the trails!

Breanne

 

January 27, 2015

The big news for today is the Winter Storm Warning that is in effect.  We are right on the line to receive 10-18 inches by Wednesday morning. The snow has just started coming down, bring it on blizzard of 2015!  We held off on grooming last night, waiting to pack down the snow throughout the day.  High winds are predicted with this storm, so we will be working on keeping the snow packed down on the open fields, we will also be grooming the Southern Ellis River Trail and the Wave complex.  I am sure most are taking a snow day today, what better way to enjoy it, then to go for a great ski. If you can’t make it up today, call in sick tomorrow, it will so be worth it.

You still have a few days left to take advantage of January Learn to Ski Month for $19. This low price includes your trail pass for the day, your rentals and a 1 hour beginner classic lesson to get you started.    You can join in on Thursday and this coming Saturday. You must call or email info@jacksonxc.org at least 1 day in advance. With this new snow, it’s a wonderful time to learn to ski.

Ski with a Friend of Jackson Ski Touring on Sunday morning at 10:00 am.  Meet Marianne by the fireplace at the touring center.  Ski with a friend tours are geared to get people to experience a trail that they haven’t skied before, or for those who are just looking for someone to show them the trails. These tours are FREE with your day or seasons pass. Come make a new Ski Friend!

Stay tuned for total snowfall amounts with this storm and if you can’t make it today, we hope to see you this weekend.

If you would like to receive our daily conditions report directly to your inbox every morning, we would be happy to add you to the list.  Send your request and email address to info@Jacksonxc.org. It’s the best way to stay the most up to date on conditions.

I’ll see you out on the trails!

Breanne

 

 

 

 

January 21, 2015

Good Wednesday Morning folks. The trails are draining out and freezing up.  We still have plenty of snow. Seriously, the conditions are really nice! It is also 2-4-1 deal Wednesday.  No coupons needed.  Just show up with a friend and both of you can ski for half price or one of you can ski for FREE.

 Last night we groomed the entire Ellis River Trail.  You will have to access the trail from the village.  The river crossing at Dana Place has opened up.  We will let you know when it refreezes. We also freshened up the Wave complex, Eagle, Wildcat & Woodchuck fields.  We had to pull the seasonal bridge over the Wildcat River before the storm. Better safe than sorry right.  We will let you know when it gets back in place.

The crew is busy getting ready for the White Mountain Classic 30K Race this coming Saturday.  Have no fear, we still have plenty of open terrain for recreational skiers and this is a fun spectator event.  We close down the roads here in Jackson, cover them with snow, so that skiers can ski right through the village.   The weekend ahead looks like it will bring some sunshine and seasonable temperatures and we’ll have good conditions for skiing, come on up, over or down to Jackson and enjoy great skiing and watch a fun event.

I’ll see you out on the trails!

Breanne

 

 

 

t’s Friday, the weekend is upon us and I hope you have Jackson Ski Touring in your plans for the extended weekend. Last night we freshened up the Village Trails.  If you haven’t skied these before, you have to try them out. They represent old New England ski trails at their best.  We groomed the Wave, Eagle and Woodchuck fields along with John, Henry & the Betty Whitney Trail.  The Ellis River Trail will be great skiing on Thursday’s groom and will freshening up lots of terrain tonight for the weekend. Besides the incredible skiing we also have lots of fun actives for the entire family.

v  We have guided naturalist snowshoe tours going out on the trails at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. 

Cocoa Café will be open from 10:00 – 3:00 this weekend and Monday. . Be sure to stop by, warm by the fire or roast s’mores, enjoy a delicious baked good from local bakeries, a cup of hot cocoa or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Ski with a Friend of Jackson Ski Touring on Sunday morning at 10:00 am.  Meet Anne-Marie by the fireplace.  Ski with a friend tours are geared to get people to experience a trail that they haven’t skied before, or for those who are just looking for someone to show them the trails. These tours are FREE with your day or seasons pass. Come make a new Ski Friend!

v  Our Storyland element garden will open this weekend. Ski through hoops and around a small course, take pictures with Tundra the Polar Bear or Mighty Moose.   

v  The White Mountain Classic 30K is on January 24th.  Registration is currently $65 until the 19th of January.  If you don’t necessarily want to race 30k, sign up for the touring class and challenge yourself to be able to ski 30K. We close down the roads here in Jackson, so you can ski right across, it’s a fun event, and all proceeds go to support Junior Nordic programs in the Mount Washington Valley. After all, “It’s all for the kids!” Click on the link above for more information, and to register at Skireg.com

v  This month is also American Heart Association Pledge Month.  Saturday 1/17 is our Go Red Kickoff Event.  You can simply register and a portion of the proceeds goes to AHA, or you can get pledges based on the number of hours you ski.  This is a great way to build awareness about heart health. For more information, or if you would like to register; email info@Jacksonxc.org.

The weather looks beautiful this weekend.  Hope you can join us. If you would like to receive our daily conditions report directly to your inbox every morning, we would be happy to add you to the list.  Send your request and email address to info@Jacksonxc.org. It’s the best way to stay the most up to date on conditions.

I’ll see you out on the trails!

Breanne

 

 

December 26, 2014

I hope all had safe and happy holiday.  Mother Nature gifted us with some strong precipitation, though it was not in the form that we prefer.  Luckily the rains blew off to the east early yesterday morning, and our snow was able to drain over the last 24 hours.  Our groomers were out last night freshening up the tracks and skate platform on the Southern end of the Ellis River Trail, Wentworth fields and Prospect Farm.  High winds last night brought a number of trees down with some debris, which is slowing the groomers down, just a little that is.  Mike will be grooming the Eagle Mountain Fields and the Wave later this morning.  The Yodel Trail has become narrower with thin spots, it is NOT recommended today. 

All in all, we have some nice skiing out there. You’ll just have to come check it out for yourself. 

Guided snowshoe tours with Peter and Rob will be going out on the trails today at 10:00 am and 1:00pm.  Be sure not to miss the Cocoa Café on the Ellis River Trail.  The cabin will be open from 9:00 – 3:00pm every day this coming week. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a baked good from local bakeries, and relax by the fire and enjoy the scenery. 

We will also be hosting a FREE Waxing demonstration, “Waxing 101”, sponsored by Swix tomorrow in the touring center at 12:00.  A great wax job has an enormous impact on your skiing experience, especially on those “waxless” skis.  Come learn from the best! 

For the little ones, our Storyland Element garden is available, it’s a fun place to play around on skis and take pictures with some of our newest friends, Mighty Moose or Tundra the Polar Bear.  Our Terrain course will open just as soon as we have more snow to really build up those rollers, banked corners and Nordic jumps.   

It’s also time to register for the White Mountain Classic 30K.  Until 1/5/2015 registration is only $50 for those who would like to race.  For the Touring Class; those who do not want to be timed and are looking to check off their bucket list that they were able to ski a 30K, registration is only $40.  Don’t miss out on the early registration fees.  To Register, click on the image above to go directly to skireg.com. 

Here at Jackson Ski Touring, we have great skiing and truly have something for everyone. 

Hope to see you out on the trails!

Breanne

At last, our Annual Newsletter has arrived!  We have a lot of exciting news to share about the past few summer months and the coming season.  I don't want to spoil your read, so you will have to check it out for yourself. Be sure to go to the General Info Tab on our Website > Media Center and click on the 2014/2015 Newsletter.