Saturday, April 4, 2020

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                                    4/4/2020
Not Good News Cross Country Skiers
High quality spring skiing is gone. There is still decent skiing out there, but it is broken up with some areas of gray ice with thin vein of snow on side of trail and two bare spots on a 10 km ski. That said if die-hards want to get out (skiing is complimentary). I would advise to wait till afternoon. Once temps rise toward 50 degrees the gray ice breaks down to corn snow and skis fairly well. Even though skiing is less than perfect, the experience of being out on the trails is awesome and relaxing. Birds are out, water is flowing everywhere, sounds and smell of spring are sweet.
Thank You to all our Bear Notch Believers for making this difficult season, a great ski season. See you next year.
Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.
Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining. 

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                                    4/4/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

Going out to check out trails will send a report out when I get back.

Friday, April 3, 2020

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                                    4/3/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

Snow is there but it is wet snow.

To the die-hard skiers. The rain took away some coverage but there is still decent coverage on trails leading to the Experimental Forest trails. Trail surface is too wet to groom today. Trails surface will be wet snow, corn snow with some gray ice down low. We are open on a donation basis. Ski first then donate what you feel it was worth. We groomed Wednesday on Waterfall Trail, Experimental Forest Trails and Albany brook trails(these trails should have decent coverage). We may groom again tomorrow. It is a wait and see situation. Coverage on river trails gone, but coverage in experimental Forest Trails is still decent. Skiers are amazed we still have pleasant spring skiing. Birds are out, water is flowing, sounds and smell of spring are everywhere. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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                                    4/2/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We still have very nice trail conditions

Trail surface did not set up overnight so we did not groom. With today's predicted rain we suggest getting out early then donate what you feel it worth. We may get wintery mix before rain. Dress well and skiing will be fun. We groomed yesterday on Waterfall Trail, Experimental Forest Trails and Albany brook trails. Machine groomed loose granular surface (very nice). Coverage on river trails is very thin, but coverage in experimental Forest Trails is solid and groomed. Skiers are amazed we still have at least 10km of groomed pleasant spring skiing. Birds are out, water is flowing, sounds and smell of spring are everywhere. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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                                    4/1/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We groomed fresh skate lanes today!

We still have very nice trail conditions

Trail surface set up firm last night. We are out grooming with renovator and tiller tosoften surface. The result is a very nice loose granular trail surface. Skate lanes only no tracks today. Classical skiers will still enjoy the conditions.  We have groomed Waterfall Trail, Experimental Forest Trails and Albany brook trails. Machine groomed loose granular surface (very nice). Coverage on river trails is very thin, but coverage in experimental Forest Trails is solid and groomed. Skiers are amazed we still have at least 10km of freshly groomed pleasant spring skiing. Birds are out, water is flowing, sounds and smell of spring are everywhere. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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                                    3/31/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We groomed fresh tracks and skate lanes today!

We still have very nice trail conditions

We had a net gain of 1" new dense granular snow overnight. This snow will work out well in areas where our snow base was still intact. We have groomed Waterfall Trail, Experimental Forest Trails and Albany brook trails. Machine groomed loose granular surface (very nice). Coverage on river trails is very thin, but coverage in experimental Forest Trails is solid and groomed. Skiers will be amazed we still have at least 10km of freshly groomed pleasant spring skiing. Birds are out, water is flowing, sounds and smell of spring are everywhere. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Monday, March 30, 2020

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                                    3/30/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We still have very nice trail conditions

We had a net gain of 1" new dense granular snow overnight. This snow will work out well in areas where our snow base was still intact. Previously groomed trails will continue to ski fine so we will not be grooming today. Wet granular trail surface. Coverage on river trails is very thin, but coverage in experimental Forest Trails is solid and very nice. Skiers will be amazed we still have at least 10km of pleasant spring skiing. Birds are out, water is flowing, sounds and smell of spring are everywhere. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.


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Sunday, March 29, 2020

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                                    3/29/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We still have very nice trail conditions

Temps remained above freezing last night so trail surface did not set. Trails will continue to ski fine so we will not be grooming today.   . Wet granular trail surface in AM hrs. may get more snow by midday. Skiers will be pleasantly surprised we still have at least 10km of pleasant spring skiing. Birds are out, water is flowing, sounds and smell of spring are everywhere. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Previously groomed: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19, #5), East Albany Brook Trails (#5, #5a, #6a). Then on to the Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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                                    3/28/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We still have very nice trail conditions

Once temps dropped below freezing Trails did set up firm. We are grooming on our Western network today.  The result is a very nice machine groomed loose granular in AM hrs. Wet granular later in the day. Skiers will be pleasantly surprised. We still have some very nice trail conditions. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Groomed as needed: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19, #5), East Albany Brook Trails (#5, #5a, #6a). Then on to the Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Friday, March 27, 2020

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                                    3/27/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

Even though temps did not drop below freezing. Trails did set up slightly. We are grooming as needed on our Western network today.  The result is a very nice machine groomed loose granular- wet snow mix. Though our snow base is thinning. We still have some very nice trail conditions. Skiing is too good to miss, but it will not last forever. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

Groomed as needed: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19, #5), East Albany Brook Trails (#5, #5a,#6a). Then on to the Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13 and the scenic and simple Saco River trails #16. #17 and #30. Yates Farm was groomed for last yesterday, thin coverage, spring conditions.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use.  Rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

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                                    3/26/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We received 9" new snow Monday night.

Though our snow base is thinning. We still have some very nice trail conditions. We are grooming on our Western network first today.  The result is a very nice machine groomed loose granular- powder mix. Skiing is too good to miss. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

 Freshly groomed: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19, #5), East Albany Brook Trails (#5.#5a,#6a). Then on to the Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13 and the scenic and simple Saco River trails #16. #17 and #30. Yates Farm nice spring conditions with some bare spots at beginning of trail, Then conditions improve.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Due to my brother freaking out, rentals will no longer be available. Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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                                    3/25/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We received 9" new snow Monday night.

Our snow base was still intact before this new snow. Temps rose right after storm so snow became moist. Cool temps set up the snow overnight. Good news because now we can groom it. The result is a very nice machine groomed loose granular- powder mix. We are grooming on our Western network first today.  Skiing is too good to miss. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski on our scenic trail network.

 Freshly groomed: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19, #5), East Albany Brook Trails (#5.#5a,#6a). Then on to the Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13 and the scenic and simple Saco River trails #16. #17 and #30. Maybe Yates later today.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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                                    3/24/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We received 9" new snow and we are out grooming fresh tracks and skate lanes!

Our snow base on our trails was still intact before this new snow. It is a winter wonderland out there today. We are grooming on our Western network first today. The new snow is grooming out nicely.

 Freshly groomed: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19,#5), East Albany Brook Trails(#5.#5a,#6a) Village Loop and trail #42 first. Then on to the Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13 and the scenic and simple Saco River trails #16. #17 and #30. Skiing is too good to miss. Come out and enjoy a relaxing ski.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Monday, March 23, 2020

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                                    3/23/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

More snow is on the way!

We lost a lot of snow but we still have quality skiing on a limited amount of trails. Now that temps have dropped. We are out grooming with tiller, renovator and tenderizer again today to soften trail surface. The result is a nice loose granular trail surface. We are grooming for quality over quantity again today. The renovator has taken the gray ice and turned it back into loose granular. We don't recommend skiing early today wait till around 10:AM.

Freshly groomed today: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19,#5), East Albany Brook Trails(#5.#5a,#6a) and Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

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                                    3/22/2020

Good News Cross Country Skiers

We lost a lot of snow but we still have quality skiing on a limited amount of trails. Now that temps have dropped. We are out grooming with tiller, renovator and tenderizer again today to soften trail surface. The result is a nice loose granular trail surface. We are grooming for quality over quantity again today. Some areas took three passes to soften. The renovator has taken the gray ice and turned it back into loose granular. We don't recommend skiing early today wait till around 10:AM.

Freshly groomed today: Waterfall Trail (#2), Experimental Forest trails (#19,#5), East Albany Brook Trails(#5.#5a,#6a) and Lower Fields to #12, #11 and#13

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic open air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you    

Saturday, March 21, 2020

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                                    3/21/2020

 Not Good News Cross Country Skiers

Due to yesterday's extremely warm temps and rain. Then last night warm winds, snow did not set up until early this AM. We lost a lot of snow. Then it set up very hard .We are out grooming with tiller, renovator and tenderizer to soften trail surface. It is a very slow groom. We are grooming for quality over quantity today. Some areas take three passes to soften. Yesterday's weather took its toll. We still have some decent skiing available, but a lot of gray ice showed up last night. We don't recommend skiing early today wait till at least 10:AM.We are accessing what trails we can groom. Call ahead for update.

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic fresh air dining.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Friday, March 20, 2020

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        Sorry for late report power was out           3/20/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

Due to warm temps we will not be grooming today. Snow did not set up overnight. Skiers can expect excellent spring skiing today

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a fresh air basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic fresh air dining. Conditions are just too good to miss!

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Come ski the difference and find out what you have been missing!

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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                                                 3/19/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers We are open, we are grooming and conditions are awesome! Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Come ski the difference and find out what you have been missing!

Freshly groomed today: Lower fields, upper and lower Saco River Trails, Trail#21, #30, Waterfall trail, Experimental Forest Trails, and East Albany Brook Trail Network.

 Village Loop and Yates Farm network were groomed yesterday.

We are now an open air business. Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing[U1]  all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a limited basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic fresh air dining. Come out and relax. Conditions are just too good to miss!

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.


 [U1]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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                                                 3/18/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers We are open, we are grooming and conditions are awesome! Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Come ski the difference and find out what you have been missing!

Groomed and ready: Lower fields, upper and lower Saco River Trails, Trail#21, #30 ,Waterfall trail, Experimental Forest Trails, East Albany Brook Trail Network and Village Loop and Yates Farm network.

We are now an open air business. Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing[U1]  all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a limited basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic fresh air dining. Conditions are just too good to miss!

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.


 [U1]

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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                                              3/17/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers We are open, it is snowing, we are grooming and conditions are awesome! Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Come ski the difference and find out what you have been missing!

Groomed and ready: Lower fields, upper and lower Saco River Trails, Trail#21, #30 and Yates Farm network

Grooming in progress on: waterfall trail, Experimental Forest Trails, East Albany Brook Trail Network and Village Loop.

We are now an open air business. Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing[U1]  all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a limited basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic fresh air dining. Conditions are just too good to miss!

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.


 [U1]

Sunday, March 15, 2020

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                                              3/16/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

We plan to remain open on a limited basis. We will continue to freshly groom trails daily!

Trail conditions are excellent come out and enjoy

Due to concerns about the corona virus we will be closing all public indoor areas. We will no longer be preparing soups or bread. Our warming area and rental area will closed to public use. Rentals will be available on a one person at a time basis on our open air front porch.  Though we are grooming mostly for our season pass holders we are offering public access on a limited basis. We do take this virus very seriously, but believe with precautions, people can and should still enjoy outdoor sports safely. We have several picnic tables spaced out for public use. We recommend bringing a lunch and enjoy some scenic fresh air dining. Conditions are just too good to miss!

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Come ski the difference and find out what you have been missing!

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

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                        3/15/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

We survived Friday's storm, even had 1" net gain of new snow. Trail Conditions are xcellent!

 Our skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. Before it is too late.

The new snow was very wet at first. As soon snow drained and temps dropped we were out grooming fresh tracks and skate lanes. We are out grooming fresh tracks and skate lanes again today and trails are coming out quit nice. The result is a loose granular- wet snow mix. We have groomed the Western Trail Network, #42 and Village loop and trails to Attitash MT Village first. Then on to scenic and simple Saco river Trails (river is awesome today!) and Yates Farm Trail Network (about 38km in all) Even though we have been in a meltdown cycle, snow coverage on our trails remained very good. This new snow makes them even better

 X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski lessons available, please call ahead for reservations

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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                        3/14/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

We survived yesterday's storm, even had 1" net gain of new snow. We are out grooming fresh tracks

The new snow was very wet at first. Now that snow has drained and temps have dropped the new snow has set up firm in some areas. We are out grooming fresh tracks and skate lanes today. The result is a very nice loose granular- wet snow mix. We have groomed the Western Trail Network, #42 and Village loop first. Then on to scenic and simple Saco river Trails (river is awesome today!) and Yates Farm Trail Network (about 30km in all) Even though we have been in a meltdown cycle, snow coverage on our trails remained very good. This new snow makes them even better

 Our skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. Before it is too late.

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski lessons available, please call ahead for reservations

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Friday, March 13, 2020

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                        3/13/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

It is snowing1/2"so far and it is still snowing.

Trails are a winter wonderland. Come out and enjoy!

We groomed extensively yesterday. Trails were already in excellent condition. This new snow makes them even better. Hopefully it remains snow. We will not be grooming again today unless snow accumulates. Even though we have been in a meltdown cycle, snow coverage on our trails is still very good. It will not last forever though, don't wait.

 Our skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. Before it is too late.

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski lessons available, please call ahead for reservations

Our much sought after Waterfall Crossing is open!

 Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

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                        3/12/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers Our skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. Before it is too late.

We still have excellent X-C conditions with

Spectacular views? Don't miss it! 

After yesterday's warm temps and last night's cold temps. Trail surface set up hard. We out grooming with renovator tiller and tenderizer.   It is a lot of work but worth it. The result is a machine groomed loose granular-powder mix. We are freshly grooming on our western trail network first today. Then the Lower Saco River trail and George's woods Come out and enjoy! Our picnic tables are out. Even though we are in a meltdown cycle, snow coverage on our trails is still very good. It will not last forever though, don't wait. X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski lessons available, please call ahead for reservations

Our much sought after Waterfall Crossing is open!

 Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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                        3/11/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers Our skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. Before it is too late.

Looking for excellent X-C conditions with

Spectacular views? We have them! 50 km 

After yesterday's warm temps and last night's temps barely dropped to freezing. Snow did not set up enough for a heavy grooming. We will groom on a limited basis. We will groom only in AM hrs on areas with firm trail surface.  We recommend waiting for temps to rise. Once temp's rise all trails will ski nicely. Come out and enjoy! Our picnic tables are out. Even though we are in a meltdown cycle, snow coverage on our trails is still very good. X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski lessons available, please call ahead for reservations

Our much sought after Waterfall Crossing is open!

 Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

bnst conditions

                        3/10/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

Looking for excellent X-C conditions with spectacular views? We have them! 50 km 

After yesterday's warm temps and last night's mild temp's snow surface glazed slightly. Snow did not set up enough for a heavy grooming. We are grooming on a limited basis. We will groom only the most firm areas this AM.  We recommend waiting for temps to rise. Once temp's rise all trails will ski nicely. Come out and enjoy! Our picnic tables are out. Even though we are in a meltdown cycle, snow coverage on our trails is still very good.

Our much sought after Waterfall Crossing is open!

Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. 

Previously groomed: Waterfall trail (#2), Experimental Forest Trail (#19), East Albany Brook Trail network(#5,#5B,#22,#6), Upper Meadow(#1), Lower fields, East Pasture, Our Upper(#16, #17) and Lower(#30) Scenic Simple Saco River Trails, Village loop and. Yates Farm Trail Network by 10 am. Trails to Attitash MT Village will be firm in AM hrs until temps rise then should ski well.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Monday, March 9, 2020

bnst conditions

                        3/9/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

Looking for excellent X-C conditions with spectacular views? We have them! 50 km 

Each day it gets warm, each night it get cold, every day we are out grooming. We are out grooming fresh tracks and skate lanes on our western trail network first then on to Yates farm network. We are grooming with tiller, renovator and tenderizer. The result is a very nice machine groomed loose granular - powder trail surface. We have done our part, now it is time to do yours. Come out and enjoy! Our picnic tables are out. Even though we are in a meltdown cycle, snow coverage on our trails is still exceptionally good.

Our much sought after Waterfall Crossing is open!

Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. 

Freshly Groomed today: Waterfall trail (#2), Experimental Forest Trail (#19), East Albany Brook Trail network(#5,#5B,#22,#6), Upper Meadow(#1), Lower fields, East Pasture, Our Upper(#16, #17) and Lower(#30) Scenic Simple Saco River Trails, Village loop and. Yates Farm Trail Network by 10 am. Trails to Attitash MT Village will be firm in AM hrs until temps rise then should ski well.

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

bnst conditions

                        3/8/2020

 Good News Cross Country Skiers

Looking for excellent X-C conditions with spectacular views? We have them! 50 km 

Now that temps have dropped, trail surface has set up again. We are out grooming fresh tracks and skate lanes again. Trail surface gets better with each grooming. We are grooming with tiller, renovator and tenderizer. The result is a very nice machine groomed loose granular - powder trail surface. We have done our part, now it is time to do yours. Come out and enjoy! Even though we had a meltdown, snow coverage on our trails is exceptional.

Our much sought after Waterfall Crossing is open!

Skiers are amazed by our trail conditions. Most say best conditions in the state. Come ski the difference, find out what you have been missing. 

Freshly Groomed today: Waterfall trail (#2), Experimental Forest Trail (#19), East Albany Brook Trail network(#5,#5B,#22,#6), Upper Meadow(#1), Lower fields, East Pasture, Our Upper(#16, #17) and Lower(#30) Scenic Simple Saco River Trails, Village loop and Trails to Attitash MT Village. Yates Farm Trail Network by 10 am. 

Children 16 and under ski free with paying adult

X-C ski and Snowshoe rentals available.

Due to sensible snow management and hard work. Bear Notch Ski Touring always provide the best conditions possible!

Let us make a Bear Notch Believer out of you.