This weekend provided some very mild temperatures, however the snow was holding tough in a couple of area local spots. I skied at both Giants Ridge and Big Aspen over the weekend and in both places I was impressed with the amount of snow out in the woods. We hit the Ridge on Saturday morning with the trees all frosted, and skate skied a few of the milder trails there. Then the sun came out and we switched to classic skiing as the frost fell down like snow in the bright blue sunny sky. Here is picture of what 85% of the Ridge trails look like:
The Big Aspen trails are located north of Virginia and classic only trails, but provide a great wilderness skiing experience. Once on the trails we never saw any other skiers, but came across deer, wolf and moose tracks out along and on the trails. The weather was so good and the trails were in such good shape we skied more than twice what we had planned to do. Big Aspen is in good shape so get out and explore them:
See on the trails!