Spring Skiing at Prospect Mt

Sunday was another dawn patrol run up to Prospect Mountain.  As the sun came up on the NY Thruway, I saw several cars headed north not with skis, but with multiple bikes on their roof racks.  The Tour of the Battenkill is a couple weeks away; it’s not too early to go for a training ride.

For myself, it’s a bit cold to ride a bike; and Prospect, among other venues, remained 100% open.  After heating blue and universal klister into my boards, I headed out.  On frozen granular snow, the tracks were hard and wicked fast in the morning.

freshly groomed ski tracks

Bomber tracks.

The first stop was to see the Prospect moose:

photo of female moose browsing in alder trees

Female moose browsing in alder trees

In contrast to the previous Sunday, there were plenty of people skiing, taking advantage of bluebird skies and balmy weather.  Here are some of the usual suspects:

photo of some of the berkshire boys

Some of the Berkshire Boys.

While it was below freezing and fast in the morning, by 1 P.M., the pitiless sun  was blazing down on the snow.  As of Tuesday afternoon 22 March, they’d gotten 5 inches of new snow.  For the rest of this week, temperatures are predicted to remain cold, and everything is still open.  Get out there while you can.