Tues., Jan. 22

The new snow makes for slow grooming because it is deep and dense, which overall is a good thing.

Since Monday morning we have added groomed terrain in the Village Trails and the Ellis/S.Hall/Keeney trails, as well as Wentworth and Yodel. The Eagle/Wave Trail network was extensively groomed and lightly skied on Monday.

The report shows just Jackson Village Trail and Graustein – I believe there are more groomed trails in this network, but the Graustein alone is worth the trip. It’s a great place to ski, and on a cold day the shelter is as welcome as the delightful, winding nature of the trails. Easiest access point is right next to Badger Realty.

For distance skiing the loop up Wifferdill/South Hall and around the Keeney Trail has been added to the Ellis Trail network. This loop is “skate only” and had fewer passes than we prefer but it should ski well.  To increase a tour distance ski up the southern half of the Northern Ellis (groomed Monday) to add 4 or 5 K to a route.

Tuesday Trekkers Snowshoe Tour: 10 am

Saturday, Jan. 26: Freeman Frost White Mountain 30 K Race and Tour, includes lunch served by the Jackson Village School at the Whitney Center PLUS cash prizes for the Top 3 Men and Women.  Sponsored by the Wildcat Inn & Tavern.  Join racers on Friday night for a Pasta Dinner at the Wildcat Tavern for just $9.95 (tax, gratuity not included). Dinner – call the Wildcat Tavern, 603-383-4245; Event entry: click here.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Season Passholder Potluck Dinner at the Touring Center.  If you can, please let us know if you are coming so we can set up the room accordingly.  Great fun… these people can cook!

XC skiing is an outdoor activity, so changes of weather, environmental changes, and unforeseen circumstances can lead to changes and deviations from our plans, and from our latest observations.