Archive for December, 2011

Skiing?

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

How is skiing there? Is it worth a 7 hr drive from VA? Anything with a 6 inch + base is worth it.  Andrey Ashburn, VA

BREIA Response:
Snowfall has been sporadic and light so far this year, and we have not yet been able to groom any of the BREIA trails. There is a light cover on all trails...1-3 inches, except for Jackson Hill trails, which may have picked up several inches late Wednesday and overnight tonight. An assessment as to grooming there will be made early Thursday and a new condition report on all trails will be posted Thursday morning.
Temps are expected to remain below freezing until Sunday, when some rain is forecast.

Hope this helps!
BREIA


Christmas Day 2011 at Jackson Hill

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Thanks for your comments, Mark. We will begin grooming as soon as we get a bit more snow. Sorry there wasn’t more for you for this Christmas week. We are all a bit disappointed, but looking forward to some significant drops soon!
BREIA

Christmas Day 2011 at Jackson Hill

Monday, December 26th, 2011

There was just enough snow for thin but acceptable conditions on Sunday for skiiing in the fields and on the flat trails under the hardwoods. It was scratchy and I had to walk under the fir and hemlock canopy but there was a nice frozen leaves base under the two inches of powder for some decent sliding.
At Jackson Hill you are not only fortunate to be at 1550 ft elevation with coverage when it is bare in Barneveld and Trenton, but your soil is so rock-free compared to many other locations in the Northeast! And being right off Route 12, there are no long local roads to negotiate after having come over 225 miles on interstates!
A very Merry Christmas indeed.
Mark from Norwalk, CT