Beaver Creek Reserve is hosting its annual French toast breakfast this weekend, but because of the snow, attendees won’t be able to partake in a long-standing tradition of tree tapping.
Because of the temperatures and the deep snow, they say it would be too early to tap this year.
The maple trees are downhill, which is quite a bit of work to get to, another reason why Beaver Creek said it’s opting out of tree tapping. Naturalists say they’re not sure if they can get a big group down to the trees.
“The trees aren’t running either,” said Ruth Forsgren, naturalist. “If you tap them too early, they will reseal and we’d have to go down and redo the whole tapping process.”
Forsgren said Beaver Creek isn’t behind on syrup production, as it is still pretty early, as production typically begins mid-March.