|Devils Thumb Ranch Trail Map|
This morning, I finally skied every trail at Devils Thumb Ranch. I woke up early, got out there as the sun was rising, and skied up "Priceless", the last trail on my bucket list. This is a trail that leads to nowhere off of Lactic Grande, but it was the last uncharted territory for me. It took me three winters, but I got them all checked off.
|The only turn-around trail at DTR|
If I had to rank my five favorite trails to ski at DTR, it would go:
1. Waxwing - love the narrow trees heading up
2. Molly's Meadow - best views on the property
3. Ram's Curl - around the farmhouse is a great downhill
4. Jager - the best green trail on site
5. Black 10 - Crime and Punishment hills are jaw-dropping
It's a good thing I got out first thing in the morning. The weather was gorgeous, there was even a warm spring wind blowing that made me unzip my jacket for a few minutes as I was really overheating. By contrast, later this morning, the weather had turned into a blizzard and visibility was down to nothing. That didn't stop Chloe from celebrating Mardi Gras though!
|Chloe on the Manger Loop|
Want to experience this? It just so happens we are organizing a ski trip this Friday! Sign up on the blog a few posts down this weekend and we'll figure out the details on Wednesday.