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75k
Skating/Classic
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1 Onion River Rd 1 Britton Peak 1 Moose Fence
888-61-NORTH
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A wide variety of trails are found in this extensive system, winding through varied forests and offering many spectacular views. Trailheads include Britton Peak and Moose Fence on the western side, with ski-throughs connecting these sections to the Onion River Rd/Oberg Mountain trails and trailhead on the eastern edge.
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Reports 1 to 10 of 37    Month: Feb | Jan | Dec
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Skied from Britton Peak trailhead on the near loops (Duck, Cake, Bridge). I was out in the morning, so have been cautious in rating. The temps yesterday caused some melting and refreeze, so the classic track is pretty icy, meaning there wasn't much kick for me. The excellent grooming team did, however, refresh the skate lane which looked to be in good shape (and was helpful in getting up hills when I couldn't double-pole up due to the lack of in-track kick). By the time I finished, the temps were getting back above freezing and the sun was hitting the trail, so I anticipate a bit more melt may be happening this afternoon. Coverage overall was good, although after the turn on Bridge (from D to I), there is a very short segment in which the classic track is down to bare ground (easily avoided) and a few patches of dirt poking through the skate lane here and there (again, easily avoided).
(Erik Larson)
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Started from the Oberg lot and skated to L and M. What probably began the day as a freshly groomed ski trail had been visited by a plethora of hikers and snow shoers. I climbed up to the Onion River Road at M and found it to be nicely groomed all the way up. I then did an out and back on the blue trail from the parking lot to the Homestead cutoff. Again, nicely groomed. The temperature was approaching 40F by the end of my ski and the snow got sticky, so be ready for thaw/refreeze conditions this week. There is a little gravel coming up in a few spots, but you could get away with using good skis if you're careful.
(Charles Curry)
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great conditions on ORR, east and west Oberg, Picnic Ridge, Homestead and Connector. Tracks well formed, but a bit shallow in places, Great coverage, firm grip able skate deck, wonderful weekend on Sugarbush!
(Tim Nelson)
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Do you like hills? Lots of hills? Do you like the feeling of being alone in the wilderness? How 'bout great grooming? Do you like great grooming? If you answered "yes" to, at least, two of these questions - you would love Sugarbush! It is, without a doubt, my all-time favorite trail system! If you are looking for an "epic" ski - this is the place! We started at Moose Fence and skied the two loops immediately adjacent to it. Then over to the Picnic, down the mile long hill, around Oberg and back. About 30K total. I'm bushed. Temps were mid-twenties, light snow falling. Really a perfect day.
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(Mick Dodds)
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
From Britton Peak skied Picnic Ridge, West Oberg, Connector, Homestead and Hogback. Skating was sublime. Great grooming, smooth not too soft skate deck, solid tracks, super glide. Will be back tomorrow for the best conditions of the year!
(Tim Nelson)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied from Britton TH. Skied Picnic Loop, Oberg Loop, and back, then crossed road and took trail back to Tofte. All trails freshly groomed and in great shape, except the last couple of kms just west of Tofte where trails were pretty thin and had some foot traffic.
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(Sue Schroeder)
Monday, February 8, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skated from the Britton Peak trail head around Hogback and Homestead and back on the connector. Hogback has not been groomed since last week's 3 in snowfall and now has significant wind crust crud, drifts, and a rough skier made classic track. It is very hard to skate and while it can be classic skied in the skier track, snowplowing out of the track would be difficult in the breakable crust and crud. While I did not ski the Picnic Ridge, it looked in the same condition at its junction with Hogback. Homestead, Piece of Cake, Wood Duck, and the connector all had been groomed and were fine although skating in the cold produced limited glide with the energy I had today.
(Tim Nelson)
Friday, February 5, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Went out at 12:30pm from the Britton Peak parking lot and got right behind the groomers! They set the skate and classic tracks on the first couple letters. Completed Homestead loop which was not groomed. Did a lot of shuffling with the snow drifts and ungroomed crusty powder from the new snow - kept us warm :). Saw one other person classic skiing and thankful for her tracks.
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(Kim Diemer)
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
From Oberg trail head skied the Picnic ridge, half of Hogback, Homestead and the connector back to Oberg. There was more new snow (3+ inches) than I was expecting and grooming had not started yet as it was still snowing. So classic worked fine. The Picnic ridge was skier tracked but outside pole plants were soft. I broke the Homestead loop and old tracks were hard to see but I tried to stay in them. Should be great conditions for slow classic skiing over next few days.
(Tim Nelson)
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic ski on the beginner trails at Sugarbush after a couple of inches of fresh powder this morning. No grooming, but classic track was well cut by previous skiers and we had a good time (with a Level 2 MYSL kid setting our pace). Seems to be a good base, and the fresh snow made it a great afternoon out. Saw one person skate skiing.
(Evan Roberts)

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