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Windblown, New Ipswich, N.H.


Grooming: Skate and Classic
Lighted? N
Distance: 30k
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Description: Little more than an hour from Boston, Windblown is at 1400 feet on the first ridge away from the coast, giving it dependable snow on 30k of well groomed trails.

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Conditions Date km groomed Comments Submitter
Excellent2017-03-18All trails open, most groomed. Powder in morning, getting wet in afternoon. If they groom tonight, they should have another good day Sunday. David Ofsevit (STR family)
Call in sick2015-02-0140Call in sick--says it all. A perfect day. The new outdoor pizza oven is a great addition.David (STR family)
Excellent2014-03-08Very excellent at Windblown. Firm in the morning but softening in the sun, especially south-facing hills. Full coverage. The trails on the mountain were a lot easier to go down than usual, and taking turns down the open slope was superb. Got pretty slow as the snow heated up, but should be wicked fast tomorrow.
Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Excellent2014-02-0840Very good conditions at Windblown. A couple areas where there was some grass and debris, especially up on the mountain, but good overall. I skied late which was great because a) they were open for night skiing (bring a headlamp) and b) it meant that in 20 minutes of intervals on the Main Trail I saw one other guy. Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Call in sick2013-12-1840Un-friggin-believable. Night skiing at Windblown was well worth the slog through traffic. Half the trails were groomed fresh, the others were all nicely packed with a good skate deck. Open Slope was fully groomed, although some of the mountain trails were only half-width. So great of the Jenks to have us out at night. Hopefully the 18" base will survive the weekend meltdown/ice storm.
Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Excellent2013-12-1535KGreat powder conditions on their beautiful Pisten Bully grooming. I'm betting it's the best conditions in New England today. I skied here yesterday before the big snow storm on a decent firm base. 80% of the trails were open and groomed before last night's stormIrene Jenks
Excellent2013-12-1530Excellent conditions at Windblown. Got there a bit after 1 and skied until dark. Classic tracks were quite firm, and the skate lane solidified as the day got colder. Pretty much midwinter on the non-mountain trails. Up the hill Zig Zag is groomed narrow; you need real tele stuff to get any kind of turns. Or at least not 210cm classic skis!
Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Excellent2013-03-3135Tremendous! I woke up early to get the best conditions at Windblown. It was groomed overnight and the temperature was down in the 20s, so it was fast. I went to the Open Slope, and then skied round and round on what could be the last ski of the year. On March 31! Only a couple of the back mountain trails were ungroomed, and coverage was excellent. Whether they'll make it to next weekend is up in the air, but for the last day of March it was fabulous. I left at 9:30 and it was softening some, but still quite good.Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Call in sick2013-03-23What a treat! Even better than last weekend.David O. (Ski Trail Report lackey)
Call in sick2013-03-2140Exemplary skiing at Windblown. Two things stand out. 1) the sheer amount of snow. There is probably 24-30 inches packed on the trails, and a foot of powder over everything. 2) Two days after the storm, in late March, most everything is still powder. It's not going anywhere, or even melting in the afternoon sun. Clouds rolled in today and should keep it powdery for the weekend. What a treat to ski in March. Next year, let's move everything a month earlier.ota
Excellent2013-03-1735Excellent conditions with only a couple of bare/icy spots. Bright sun, but cold enough to have only mild transition. Kudos to the crew! Rumor has it they are anticipating at least 2 more weeks.David O. (Ski Trail Report family)
Call in sick2013-03-1040Very excellent and certainly worth waking up early. Trails ranged, based on aspect, from transformed to powder, with full grooming this morning. Conditions were superb until about 10 and then deteriorated some as the sun came out, but it was still firm—if not fast—at noon. The open slope at 9 a.m. was beyond superb. Lots of skiers out enjoying the trails!Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Good2013-02-1315Variable conditions at Windblown. About half the trails had been groomed and most were good but there were some dirty spots. It cooled down a bit later and the skiing got better. The previously-groomed trails were either soft or luge tracks. The Zig Zag and Open Slope were pretty treacherous.Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Excellent2013-01-0635Great grooming, all powder, just a couple of thin spots on the Zig-Zag turns. One more good snowfall will set things up for the season.David O.
Good2013-01-0130Pretty darned good conditions at Windblown. There are definitely thin spots in places—so I'd be reticent to use my best skis as it is a little scratchy in places. But it's good skiing all around, a solid skate lane and track and big hills as always. You can loop up and over Barrett if you want a 500 foot climb and some of the steepest XC terrain in New England, and it's 1:20 from my house in Cambridge! Great views of Monadnock to boot, and it got real cold as we left.Ari (SkiTrailReport)
Good2012-01-16Very nice. A little thin in places. I think that all green and most blue are groomed and open.Tom
Good2012-01-06Still powdery and untransformed snow, but thin and scratchy in places. Good time out on the snow, though.Ari (SkiTrailReport)

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