Trail Conditions Report: Wednesday 12/14/16 am

We got around 3 inches of snow last night–adding a nice layer to our base! Again, trails were groomed yesterday, and this snow will benefit Whipple Mill and Bear Creek, which were looking a bit thin yesterday.

Trails open at 9am.

Again, bring your own lunches/snacks, as we don’t have much in stock yet.

Trail Conditions Report: Tuesday 12/13/16

Tomorrow is opening day! Most trails have been groomed this afternoon, however Whipple Mill and Bear Creek are looking a bit thin…

We are expecting more snow tonight (around 1-3 inches) and it has already started to flurry

Although conditions are not ideal, they are better than last year–s0 join us for the 2016/2017 season open!

Trail Conditions Report: Sunday 12/11/16

It has been a snowy Sunday to say the least–we’ve had flurries all day! Tonight, we are expecting around 6 inches to fall, and we’ll get to grooming! We are not open yet, but may be later this week–so keep checking this blog and/or our Twitter @ski_clc

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Trail Conditions Report: Wednesday 12/7/16

Despite the snowfall last night, the temperatures have risen to above freezing and the sun is coming out. The snow has already started melting and is quite slushy! img_3549

Trail Conditions Report: Monday 12/5/16

We got a few inches of snow last night– unfortunately, not enough to ski on. It is also starting to melt. However, we are grateful for this snow and hope that it is just the beginning! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @ski_clc for ski conditions. We are also on Instagram @crystallakeski

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Trail Conditions Report: Wednesday 2/17/2016

We will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 2/17 and will continue to assess the snow coverage, trail conditions, downed trees (if any!).   Plans for the Triathlon on Sunday are still a go, if there is unskiable snow we will bike and run on the Trails and still have a great time enjoying a pristine environment.   Please continue to check in with us, winter isn’t over yet!

Trail Conditions Report: Tuesday 2/16

We are closed today Tuesday 2/16.   Conditions will be assessed today and will be updated when known.   Please continue to check back with us and thank you for your support!

Trail Conditions Report: Get it while we can!

Sunday 2/14: just back from Crystal myself. See the skier comment on my 2/12 post. I did Boardpile, Sassafras, and Wazoo; others did most of the beginner, intermediate, and some steeps including Superloop. We really don’t deserve such great skiing from so little snow cover. It’s fast, controllable, and easy to miss the few obstacles. Grab it tomorrow if you can. We can only hope that we are on the snow side of the coming storm.
– Michael

Trail Conditions Report: Conditions as of 2:00 Friday 2/12

Sue and I just skied Wild Rice, Blueberry, Kettle, Hidden Pond, Backway, and Lake trails.  The skiing was a pleasant surprise.  The surface has tightened up and is no longer so slow.  Sticks are of course visible but stones mostly hidden and it was not hard to miss them. I think a decent skier could do without ‘rock’ skis, at least until the trails get more use. And we might get hit by one of those heavy bands of flurries tonight.  I don’t suggest skating, because of potential damage to skis and also fragile snow cover.  Enjoy!  –Michael