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Taking a cruise down Upper Chilcoot

 

Jan. 9, 2014 upper chilcoot.  blogMy favorite long cruiser run is Chilcoot. I love the way it goes off the back side of Madonna and then works its way back to the front side. There are sections of Upper Chilcoot that look out to the east towards Morrisville. The S turn above Waterfall is where you can look out to the east and see Lake Champlain. There is also a great view of Mount Mansfield from this spot.

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Snow ghosts on Madonna mountain

Dec. 16, 2013 outerrspace blue blogOne of my favorite combinations is fresh snow and sunshine.  I was at the summit of Madonna this morning taking in the views and I just loved the look of the trees. The trees are covered by natural snowfall, man made snow, and rime ice.  I liked the contrast between the bright white snow and the outer space blue of the sky.  We received 23 inches of new snow in the past 5 days and we are making snow around the clock on Upper FIS.

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The view from the Madonna I lift

 

Dec. 14, 2013 Robins sign and view  blog

The Madonna I lift opened today.  We now have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains.  The lift ride on the Madonna I chair lift is just so beautiful. It was clear this morning and I could see Lake Champlain and New York State.  At the summit people were taking a few moments to check out all the fantastic views. The snow covered trees at the summit were brilliant in the sunlight.  I took my time and enjoyed the long run down Upper Chilcoot, Link, and Lower Madonna liftline.

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Winter wonderland

Dec. 12, 2013 sterling pond blogSterling Pond with Mount Mansfield in the background.  It was a beautiful day on the mountain, so I decided to hike to one of my favorite spots and take a scenic shot.  The fresh snow, light winds, and sunshine  made for a picture perfect day.

We received 4 to 6 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours.  We have been making snow around the clock on Upper Chilcoot, Waterfall, Meadowlark, Midway, and the Practice Slope. We plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains this weekend.