9am – GROOMED: Starlight, Cabin and Caboose Lanes, Essex Road, Towering Pines, Pileated, Highline Downside, Essex Creek Downside, Upper Dickey Loop, River Trail, River Loop
6:30 am – Good Morning!
Will there be six more weeks of winter or will spring arrive early? Only the groundhog can tell us. It’s too early for Punxsutawney Phil to be up and about but I know I sure hope no shadows are seen and winter goes on!!!! Happy Groundhog Day.
It is currently 16 degrees and partly cloudy. Our forecast is calling for a high of 37 and partly sunny. We didn’t see our high yesterday and are hoping we don’t today as well. Grooming is underway, there will be an update once we hear details. We got a extra inch yesterday which brings us up to about 8 inches this week. The trails are refreshed and skiing great.
Has Punxsutawney Phil ever lost a tooth?
Yes. His dentist examined it and saw that it had a cavity. This was due to his favorite treat of honey and oat granola bars that have sugar in them. Groundhogs teeth continuous grow. That is why they constantly are chewing and gnawing on things. Phil’s tooth grew back in no time at all! His handlers lessened his intake of granola bars so he wouldn’t get in trouble by the dentist.
This fact was copied from www.groundhog.org. See their website and FAQ page for more interesting facts about Phil.