Sure wish the number “19” meant more snow for the DVSJ trail system. Our amazing trailmaster Mario, along with our fantastic groomers Lenny and Steve really are giving their best to keep the trails in shape, even as the club limps along with only 1 Piston Bully working! Their plan is to groom North and Chimney Hill - but not to Nido’s or the Clubhouse because of thin conditions. As well they will not groom beyond the airport loop at the power lines. South grooming won’t be done as the weather predicts warm temps and Boyd’s farm trail will be closed for no snow too.
Get out and ride while you can. Reports from riders say north was good on Sunday. Our downtown trails and Chimney Hill is very thin. The morning rides are icy and hard which makes for very little snow dust and over heating potential. Many bare spots and hills that face southern exposures have even longer bare spots. The Woodford groomer stated it was hard to groom……. very little to work with! Our old PB100 groomer is down again! Just too hard work out there. Any grooming will be posted when it can be done.
Trails north are groomed and great!! Ride on. Ride right.
The 2 days of warm weather wasn’t good for trails. Lots of water - sitzmark looks like a pond according to our trail master. The thinnest areas are the trails to Saloon. Lots of bare spots and mud. And chimney Hill. Temp is dropping tonight and hopefully can groom the downtown trail. Ride with caution. Ride north. Trails are compromised and our drainage pipes will be exposed.
we would like to ask riders to stay off the trails thurs and fri. because of the warm temps and predicted rain. We would like to preserve the trails as much as possible. When cold temps return and we get out to groom we hopefully can extend the season!! Thanks !!
The riders are reporting great conditions. Trail master Mario spent most of the day getting the drag off the trail today so PB groomer will be hauled to get it fixed “AGAIN” - Chimney Hill is being groomed Thurs. night and North will be groomed Friday night. Lenny will be doing all the runs so we will keep you posted.
Mario says the trails are phenomenal and he has been grooming between the bridges with the bearcat. The golf course is nice and flat!!
Thank you all for the words of appreciation for how great the trails have been. Ride right. Right right. Best conditions ever!
Big shout out and thank you to Andy Morse. Cleared the overhanging hemlocks, downed timber and anything else in the way for the Roadhouse Inn. . Lenny was able to groom that Roadhouse accesss trail
Sundays iced weather and windy winds left our trails with many blow downs especially north. The work party is out clearing so keep an eye out. Thanks Mike Viggiano for scouting!
Trails groomed Norrh. Icy out there use caution Groomer broke down. Chimney Hill wasn’t groomed.
Everything groomed last night! Trails are sweet! Ride Safe - Ride Right ALWAYS.
Reports from our fabulous groomers! - All trails were groomed yesterday and are looking good!. There are lots of thins spots. Ride safe - ride right.
Report from our Groomers:
”North looks sweet”. Groomed The trail down to Saloon and Layla’s. Chimney Hill was done last night too. Trails set up nice and we thank all you riders that waited to ride so that the trails could be worked over. Just to let you know there were a lot of drainage pipes put in during the last thaw. Our trailmaster wanted the trails safe and made sure none of them popped up and had enough snow cover.
Look for a trail report in the morning!
The snowfall has been reported between 5 - 8 inches of snow - Wilmington and West Dover area. Our fab groomers are heading out later today to work their magic, check out the trails and give the reports. Stay tuned!
Just publishing a reminder that trails are closed. DVSJ face book page is also sharing surrounding clubs’ closure reports. Believe the reports! - ice, bare rocks, exposed tree stumps all due to the rain and wild temperature swings from warm to cold. BE ADVISED - the wind throughout Friday night into Sat averaging 49-50 mph with gusts to 60 mph will create blow downs. The concerns our Trail Master has - What will happen to all the work that was done placing pipes in water bars from the previous warming trend? Please be patient as you know our fab Trail Master and groomers will be on it! Maybe Valentine’s day will give us HEARTFELT snow!
Sorry for this bad news that mother nature is swinging both ways from cold to hot and from snow to rain! Keep doing the snow dance as it looks like snow is in the future forecast. Much of Vermont State trails are under limited trail conditions so check before you go at the VAST website interactive map!
Trails Are closed and have been since Mon due to warm weather and loss of snow. As a reminder DO NOT try to ride to the Saloon. We are in jeopardy of Layla’s Riverside Lodge access being closed for the remainder of the season!
Chimney Hill and North C7-100 were groomed Sat. Night. There are icy spots to be aware of because of then cover! The trails are excellent for super bowl Sunday. Visit our local businesses! Go PAT’S.