We’ve updated our trail map online. The majority of our trails are now closed and the only riding available is in the higher terrain of the National forest in the Michigan area. Base is firm and there are some bare spots. Dot recommends studs if you do venture out.
After assessing some of our trails, we’ve updated the trail conditions on the VAST site and have made some closures. We’ve closed things north of town towards Rochester and Bethel. Too much snow was lost and there’s a lot of bare spots in fields. You can still get to Barnard and you can currently get to services although there is limited snow in some of these areas and on 100S the warning indicates where you will be on a plowed section of road for a while. Best riding is in the National Forest in the Michigan area (74/73/75/745) and towards Chittenden. That was just about all groomed up last night and should be finished up tonight. As always, ride with caution.
While the weather this week was not ideal, riding remains good at higher elevations. Groomer is out this evening working on getting things in shape. Valley is going to have variable conditions at lower elevations. As always, ride with caution.
Trails are in good shape. Some areas that had heavy traffic will be more bumped up then others. Corey and Bryon got out and groomed quite a bit last night out towards Barnard and to Ted Green Ford Bridge. Had a nice ride on our trails looping into Chittenden and trails were all in good shape. Passed the Chittenden groomer on their way towards bloodroot. Have fun out there and ride right, ride safe!
We did not get the amount of snow we were hoping for, but we did get some. Enough that we did get out grooming a little today. We started to fill in some water bars and smooth out what we could, but we still need more snow and water bars to freeze up solid which hopefully they will tonight and the next couple of days and even more importantly stay that way! We got some trees that had been cut previously pushed off the trails and put up some new signs as well at RD10 and RD11. If you do go out and ride, use caution. Even where we groomed, water bars are still open and we’re still looking at very early conditions, more like what we’d typically see in December. Think snow and ride safe!
We have just enough snow to open the trails. We should be much better off after this upcoming storm. If you ride today, use caution. There are still many hazards and open water bars. We’ll evaluate if we can groom tomorrow after we see what the storm brings us.
Trails are open. We’ve got a bit more snow and there is an ok base in most areas, especially up higher. Conditions are still early season and can change at a moments notice and there are still branches/trees that may be down in areas as well as open water bars. In addition, we have a detour for this season. 100 N/S is closed between RD2 and RD7. Coming from the North, this means a longer trip to services, so plan accordingly. All services are open as well as access to the Swiss Farm. Please check the map, the closure is listed.
Groomer has not been out yet, we’ll get out when conditions permit. So please use caution going by the wall at Riverside farm. We’ve been working on improving that so it doesn’t get flooded but need to groom it. Go slow.
This morning we were getting light rain/drizzle. It has just started to show signs of turning to snow with some flakes mixing in. We will post new updates after we see what today’s weather brings us and we get a chance to get out and check the trails. Thanks for your patience, we all want to be out riding and hope this season gets going soon!
This is it! Last day to get your early bird TMA. Stop by the Swiss Farm Market (aka Pittstop) or get it online and be sure to select our club when ordering. Prices will go up if you buy after today. And you know we’ll get more snow!
Also remember, season starts tomorrow, but trails do not open tomorrow. We will post when trails open after we have enough snow.