It was St. Patrick’s Day and this year I found myself contemplating a day of snowshoeing on the snow-covered slopes of the mountain trails maintained by the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont. Certainly different than my plans and surroundings when we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans in 2009.
Today, although pots of Spring flowers decorated the interior windowsills of the lodge, outside there was still plenty of snow to enjoy.
It was still early in the morning and the lounge was empty, but all over the valley refreshments were being delivered in preparation for some celebrating later in the day.
The ski trails are well groomed, first with a Pisten Bully to get the paths ready for the skate skiiers and then a second pass over with a smaller tracker sets the tracks for the classical skiier.