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Fantastic conditions

 

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110 acres of freshly groomed terrain

Our snowmakers have been busy on all the 3 mountains this past week. They have been topping off our snowmaking trails with a nice coating of fresh snow. They also made some big piles of snow in Log Jam Terrain Park and Zone Terrain Park. Our Terrain Park Crew then took over and shaped the snow into many different features. Log Jam Terrain Park is now open with nice mellow rollers, spines, and a serpentine. Zone Terrain Park is now also open for the more advanced skiers and riders. It has 6 hits, which are larger than the hits in Birch Run Terrain Park. Our snowmakers also recently made snow on the lower half of Birch Run Terrain Park. This allowed our Terrain Park Crew to put in more features. Birch Run Terrain Park is now open with 10 features, including a wall ride. Mother Nature not only provided us with great snowmaking temperatures this past week, but we also received 13 inches of snowfall. This has allowed us to open more natural snow trails like the Black Hole and Freefall.

 

This weekend looks great with many events going on. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we have the Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party. The party starts at 2 pm with live music from Jammin’ Sam and is featuring Coors Light this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday we have the Free Family Fun Race on Lower Madonna Liftline from 11 am till 2pm being sponsored by Hearthstone stoves.  On Saturday there is an ON3P Ski Demo in front of the Base Lodge. Boston’s Mix 104.1’s New Health Tour Now is also here on Saturday.  Join Mix 104.1 at the Gazebo from 10 am – 12 noon. Enjoy great Mix music, healthy samples, great tips, free giveaways, and fun souvenirs. Join Mix 104.1’s Erin O’Malley and Smuggs Goodtime Charlie from 2 pm – 4 pm at the après ski party at the Black Bear for great prizes, contests, and music!  Also on Saturday, there is a USASA Snowboard Rail Jam in Birch Run Terrain Park.  On Sunday, the Smugglers’ Notch Ski & Snowboard Club is hosting a U10 Giant Slalom Race.  Come see the future of Vermont racing at its best. Athletes 7 to 9 years old battle it out on the Sterling Mountain Practice Slope. These young athletes in this USASA event are from all the Northern Vermont Councils of the VT Alpine Racing Association.

Hugh Johnson

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