Bolton Valley, VT 20MAR2021

An image of skis stuck in the snow outside the Timberline Base Lodge on a sunny spring day at Bolton Valley Ski Resort in Vermont
Skis in the spring snow outside the Timberline Base Lodge as folks enjoy another day of warm spring skiing

It was a fantastic out there today for some spring skiing.  E and I headed up for an afternoon session at Timberline with its classic western-facing afternoon sun.

The temperatures were quite pleasant, but despite the decent warmth with temperatures in the 40s to around 50 F, there were still different types of ski surfaces out there.  Terrain right in the sun on the main part of Timberline was mostly good corn snow, but up around 2,500’ or so, snow that was not in the sun was still in a more frozen, winter-like state.  In some lower elevation areas that were only partially in the sun, there were also some areas of mushy/sticky snow because it had not been cycled enough yet for complete corn.

An image of Erica Telemark skiing in spring snow in March at Bolton Valley Ski Resort in Vermont
E out on the slope today enjoying the spring snow with some Telemark turns

I think we’re planning to head out for another afternoon session tomorrow – it’s supposed to be even warmer, and we should get another freeze-thaw cycle overnight, so that might change the dynamics of which areas have which types of snow surfaces.

An image of a man napping in the sun in the back of his pickup truck at the Timberline Base area of Bolton Valley Ski Resort in Vermont
We saw this guy taking a sunny nap in the back of his truck – a definite sign of the nice weather up at the resort today.

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