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Another member of the Smuggs Family

 

I would like you to meet Long Island Rick. Rick has to be the biggest fan of Smugglers’ Notch that I have ever met.  He has been coming to Smuggs now for over 4 years in the summer and winter. He has such a love for snow sports and the great outdoors.  Rick is a school teacher, husband, father, and a volunteer firefighter. Rick has a huge heart and loves helping people.  I had a great time taking a few runs with Rick today on Morse. He had me laughing the whole time we were together. He has a great outlook on life! The world needs more people like Rick.  Thank you for being who you are and thank you for choosing Smuggs for your home away from home.

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Myself and Rick on the Village Lift

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Morse Mountain

Today started off with some flurries and then the sun came out for the rest of the day. Every one seemed to love the nice sunshine. I was riding Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift today. It was pretty cool to watch the Snow Sport University Instructors work their magic with their beginner students.  Having fun with their class while they teach them how to turn and stop. The best part is when someone has a break through and they link a few turns or make a parallel turn for the first time.

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and all 78 trails open. Some trails will have a delayed opening until they soften up. 49 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including skier’s right on Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 161 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow’s forecast is mostly sunny skies early with increasing clouds later in the day and temperatures between 29 and 39 degrees. We should have some nice spring skiing and riding tomorrow.

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Snow Sport University lesson on the Magic Learning Trail

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Happy birthday to long time employee of Smugglers’ Notch Howard Wells who turned 70 years young yesterday!

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Snow Sport University Instructor Princess Pam with her class on Wanderer

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This hat is designed to look like the Scottish Highlands Muckle Coo Cow. I think it goes great with his beard!

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Who is ready to have fun?

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and 76 out of 78 trails open. We plan to be 100 percent open again once conditions soften up tomorrow. 47 trails have been groomed for today that’s 161 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is flurries early then skies becoming partly sunny with temperatures between 14 and 28 degrees. Black Hole, Freefall, Robin’s Run work road, and Madonna Liftline will have a delayed opening from Upper FIS traverse.

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Snow Sport University Instructor Larry dabs with his class before getting ready to take their first run.

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Monday Funday

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Another beautiful day here at Smuggs

The snow was spring like today with nice soft bumps. I got to take a couple runs with SSU Instructor Matt McCawley this afternoon. It is always fun to ski with Matt. He finds nice lines and skis them well. We had a great time in Doc Dempsey’s Glades. Matt was skipping moguls by hitting the front of one and landing on the back side of another.

I was at the Birch Run Terrain Park earlier today. The skiers and riders were loving the soft landing off the rails and jumps. It is fun watch them fine tuning their skills as they worked on different tricks.

Tonight’s forecast is calling for flurries and a snow shower an inch of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is partly to mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 16 and 26 degrees.  Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and all 78 trails open. 49 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS skier’s right, Smugglers’ Alley, and Ruthie’s for a grand total of 161 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Snow Sport University Instructor Matt McCawley enjoying the soft bumps on Doc Dempsey’s

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Crossed up with the grab in the Birch Run Terrain Park

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Celebrating his big win with some air in the Birch Run Terrain Park

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Blind Skier in the Smugglers’ Notch Adaptive Program

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Looking for the landing at the end of a 360

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Matt just flew right through that stop sign!

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Immune Patrol

Immune Patrol – Visit the Immune Patrol and receive your complimentary sample of Ester-C®, The Better Vitamin C®. The team is located at the Gazebo in the Village, near the Immune Patrol Snowmobile. #BeCReady

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Good morning

100 percent of trails open. 39 inches of new snow in the past week! 121 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Freefall open from traverse and Robin’s Run work road is open. Madonna 2 lift delayed opening. Today’s forecast is flurries and a snow shower an inch of accumulation possible on top with temperatures between 27 and 39 degrees. Tonight’s forecast is flurries and a snow shower another inch of accumulation possible.

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Bluebird Day

When I got to work this morning it was still pretty cloudy out, but that did not last long. The sun burned off all the clouds and we ended up with a bluebird day.  I rode the Madonna 1 lift this morning with a gentleman and we were talking about all the great views. All the new snow with the sunshine on it made for great contrast against the deep blue of the sky. I decided to make my first run a cruiser so I headed down Upper Chilcoot. One of the neat things about Upper Chilcoot is that you go on the backside of Madonna after Catwalk and then you work your way back to the front side. Chilcoot is a nice long intermediate trail with fun turns like the S turn before Waterfall.  I love how you make a hard right hand followed immediately by a hard left hand turn. I also find it fun to swing out wide before you catch air as you dive in to Waterfall. As you flow down Waterfall always be aware of people crossing Waterfall to get to Ruthie’s.

We are 100 percent open tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and all 78 trails open. 31 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Drifter, Snow Snake, and Thomke’s Express for a grand total of 121 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow’s forecast is flurries and a snow shower an inch of accumulation possible with temperatures between 26 and 38 degrees.

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Village Lift