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Thunderbolt Ski Trail

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Length

1.8 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


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Ascent

-2,216' -675 m

Descent

23%

Avg Slope (13°)

32%

Max Slope (18°)

3,479' 1,060 m

High

1,263' 385 m

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All Clear 42 days ago
Pow, Chop, Firm - Some firm parts where exposed to the wind, but the steeps have plenty of pow left, both pushed around and untouched. History

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One of the best CCC ski trails in New England.

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Description

Park at the end of Thiel Road and skin up the trail to the summit, following signs for the Thunderbolt trail. The hut at the summit is a nice sheltered place to take a break before heading down, especially if somebody has already built a fire in the fire place.

The run down consists of some very nice fall link pitches that are 30 to 50 ft wide and are and a few hundred feet long interspersed with narrower sections that wind through the woods. The steepest sections are comparable in difficulty to a blue or easy black run at a resort.

History & Background

The thunderbolt trail is one of the original CCC ski trails cut during the 1930s. Extensive historical information on the trail can be found here: thunderboltskirun.com/

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