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Snow Reporter testing the product

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Photo taken in Bermuda by Hannah Johnson

We received 4 to 5 inches of new snow overnight, 9 inches in the past 3 days, and we just hit 200 inches for the season! We now have 74 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. The conditions are just fantastic!

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Powder Day

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Ski Patroller Eli loving the great snow on Upper FIS

We received 4 to 5 inches of new snow overnight and 9 inches in the past 3 days. Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We now have 63 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 42 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper Drifter, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Ski Patroller Riley with free the heel and free the mind

 

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Ski Patroller Jeff ripping down Upper Chilcoot

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Picture perfect

Today was just amazing with new snow and beautiful sunny skies. I had a wonderful day skiing with my daughter Hannah. We did a three mountain tour. We started on Morse and then skied over to Madonna Mountain. We took a run on Drifter which was groomed last night. The snow was great and the views were even better. We found a bunch of fresh snow on the side of the trail to play in. We headed to Sterling Mountain next. Hannah really likes Thomke’s because of the way the trail cuts back and forth. We also like to check on the beautiful ice flow, which is on skier’s right before the short cut to Bootleggers. We then headed back to the Village for lunch. Hannah wanted to go to the Log Jam Terrain Park next located over at Morse Highlands. My son Hugh B joined us and we rode the Mogul Mouse Magic Lift. I rode single and was lucky enough to meet Lori from Connecticut. Lori and her family are home owners here at Smuggs.  Their children are in our Mitey Mite Program. They make the trip up from Connecticut every weekend! I want to thank Lori and her family for their commitment.  I also want to thank them for choosing Smuggs. Lori told me that there many resorts that are of course a lot closer to them, but they just love Smuggs and it worth the drive!

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding  on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 62 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 42 trails will be groomed for tomorrow including Upper Drifter, Bootlegger, and Magic Learning Trail for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tonight ‘s forecast is calling for up to 2 inches of new snow. Tomorrow’s forecast is flurries early then partly sunny skies with a high of 32 degrees.

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Madonna 1 Lift

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Retro outfits

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Lori from Connecticut and I on the Mogul Mouse LIft

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Another beautiful day

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Picture yourself here

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Free Demos today in front of the Base Lodge

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Hannah finds some nice snow on the side of Upper Drifter

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New snow and more on the way

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Even the Welcome sign has good coverage!

We received 4 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and we could see another 2 inches of new snow tonight. Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 61 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Today’s forecast is mostly sunny skies early then partly sunny skies in the afternoon with a high of 27 degrees. 42 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

 

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Harvey Wesson Local Race Series

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Good position

 

Today started off cloudy and then the fog rolled in. The forecast had called for snow and I was trying to watch for storm clouds, but the fog would not let me. Midday the snowflakes started to appear. They were small and pretty fine at the beginning. The snowflakes became bigger and more plentiful through out the afternoon. The snow is heavy and is sticking to everything, which is perfect.  The existing snow will bond very well with new snow to make for some wonderful conditions tomorrow. The forecast was calling for 1 to 2 inches today and we have already received 3+ inches.  The new snow has really changed the surface conditions.

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We plan to have 61 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 42 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies early then partly sunny skies later with a high of 27 degrees.

Tomorrow we have an ON3P Demo Day in front of the Base Lodge.

This weekend we have our  FREE Family Fun Race – Who’s the fastest in your family? Find out on our timed race course sponsored by HearthStone Stoves! 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Lower Madonna Liftline.

 

 

 

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Jason getting down low

 

 

 

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Carving both skis

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It is dumping!

We have already received a few inches of new snow this afternoon and it is still snowing hard!

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The Village Lift

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Practice Slope Fun

Today’s forecast is calling for flurries and snow showers 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. We have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating today. We presently have 50 trails open and we plan to have more terrain open tomorrow. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating with 60 trails open. Our groomers will be out in force tonight giving us 150 acres of freshly groomed terrain for tomorrow.

 

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Snow Sport University Instructor Justin Falkenburg

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121 acres of freshly groomed terrain

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Lower Morse Liftline

Today we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating. We plan to have 57 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 28 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper Chilcoot, Black Snake, and Garden Path. Currently it is cloudy and 30 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 10 to 15 mph.  Today’s forecast is mostly cloudy skies with flurries and a snow shower  with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible and temperatures between 24 and 38 degrees.

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News & Reviews from the Snow Report Desk

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You’re my blues sky, you’re my sunny day. Madonna as seen from Midway.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Lots of things are happening here at the Resort and I couldn’t come up with a theme. So, this’ll be a grab bag blog.

CONDITIONS UPDATE: Mark Delaney of Mountain Operations says “Wednesday afternoon through Thursday brings another warm-up. This may allow us to get more skiing open if it softens, especially Thursday afternoon. Friday brings falling temps and maybe some snow, and we’ll be working nonstop Friday night to deliver plenty of groomed terrain for this weekend.”

CELEBRITY SIGHTING: While delivering this morning’s report I ran into former Smugglers’ Notch President Bob Mulcahy. He skies every Wednesday with the 55+ Club. He’s always got a smile to share and a hearty hello. He even has a trail named after him on Madonna Mountain called Mulcahy’s Link.

VALENTINE’S DAY MOMENT: Waterville Elementary School had one of their weekly Learn-to-Ski/Snowboard sessions today. I often visit the school and perform as the Friendly Pirate. I saw our head snowmaker Justin’s daughter and she said “Happy Valentine’s Day Rockin’ Ron!”

WONDER BACK WEDNESDAY: After cruising down Upper Drifter in the sunshine, I called Stacy of IT/PR. We skied it together many years ago with our friends Carol and Nadine. I told her it brought back fun memories. She sarcastically told me “thanks” because she was sitting in the office and not skiing on the mountain.

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Join the Club that all the Kids are talking about!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: I was able to get a run on one of my other favorite trails… Ruthies. This winding trail has some great views and is the best was to get back to Village. I used to be in an office with the Reservations Department in the Sycamores building, which is alongside the Meadowlark trail. I stopped in to see the friendly faces of Cheryl, Kendall, Kristie, and Lanaea. It was a great way to end another beautiful day of skiing.

KIDS’ CLUB: If your family is staying at the Resort this coming weekend, check out Kids’ Club. Stickers, Coloring Book, Coupons and more great stuff for the KIDS!