It sure looked nice this morning when we headed out the door to
ski. The sun was out. The temperatures were in the low 20's. A
light dusting of snow painted a patina of white on the frozen
A mix of topics. I have not posted for a while with the frenetic
activities of the Christmas and New Years Holidays. Here are a few
blurbs on what I am following.... Skiing and Riding at Killington.
They are coming fast. With the winter solstice just a day away the
month of December is just screaming bye. With Christmas this coming
Sunday, we are in full court press at the inn to get ready for the
They can be very rare, but today was a pure December powder day at
Killington. The snowfall was not waist deep powder like storms can
deliver in February or March. No, instead was a pure 6 inches of
super light, fluffy, bright white, soft snow delivered to the
mountain by a passing artic cold front.
Light snow has been the order of the day at Killington for the last
few days. Continuous snow flurries have resulted in snow
accumulations of between 4 to 6 inches on the ground around the
inn. At elevation on the mountain, the resort is reporting over a
foot of snow (14.
It has been a whirlwind 2 weeks. But also very successful. 2 weeks
ago on the Monday before Thanksgiving, a group of us set out with a
pickup truck, a trailer and a chain saw. We cut down 5 Christmas
trees in Springfield Vermont, about an hour south of Killington.
I went to the mountain this morning and I honestly feel like a
little kid again. THIS IS EXCITING! Do you remember the first time
you saw or felt snow. Thats what I felt like this morning while I
was witnessing the awesome power of the Killington Resort's
Tall order of subjects in the title.... I will devote blogs in the
near future to more detailed posts on each subject... but for today
just a synopsis. Skiing.... Mary and I had the good fortune of
being able to get our first ski day in last week.
That was a really short twig season. A lot of conflicting weather
signals have occurred at the Birch Ridge Inn over the last several
days. First off, the Fall Foliage season went exceptionally long in
the Killington region.
Fall colors have had a good run this year at Killington. A mild
winter followed by a mild summer with reasonable rain fall has made
for an extended and colorful fall season. But, in the proverbial
last act of the season, the leaves have started to fall from the
trees around Killington.