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Mogul Mouse Magic Lift opens Tuesday, December 12th

I want to thank the Smuggs Lift Maintenance crew for all their hard work getting the Mogul Mouse Magic Lift ready to open tomorrow. Our Smuggs Snowmakers also have been working hard to get the Magic Learning Trail covered in nice blanket of snow. They focused their efforts on Morse for the past few days and the snow is piling up. We plan to have the Mogul Mouse Magic Lift open to mid-station tomorrow with the Magic Learning Trail open. The lift may not open right at 8:30am due to any grooming that might need to be done in the morning. Snowmaking continues around the clock on Midway, Garden Path, Lower Morse Liftline, the Sledding Hill, and Magic Learning Trail. Tomorrow we plan to have 3 lifts operating and 29 trails with terrain for all ability levels. 10 out of the 29 trails will be groomed for tomorrow including Smugglers’ Alley, Practice Slope, and Black Snake for a grand total of 40 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tonight’s forecast is calling for snow to develop late an inch of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is snow 5 to 8 inches of accumulation possible with temperatures between 19 and 27 degrees. The snow continues tomorrow night into Wednesday with another 3 to 5 inches of new snow. The 6 inches of blower powder today was just amazing and with another 14 inches would be incredible!

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Brian Williamson of Smuggs Lift Maintenance getting the Mogul Mouse Magic Lift ready to open

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Snowmaking on the Sledding Hill

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Snowmaking on Lower Morse Liftline

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Birch Run Terrain Park

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Snow Sport University Instructor Matt McCawley with a 360

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Jason spotting his landing as he gets ready to touchdown going backwards

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New snow and more terrain open

We received 6 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 13 inches in the past 5 days. We now have 28 trails open.  Black Bear is open from Jolly Rodger. We also opened Hangman’s Drop, Pipeline Escape, Pirate’s Plank, Powder Keg, Snake Bite, and Upper Pipeline. Snowmaking continues around the clock on Morse Mountain.

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Smuggs Director of Snow Sport University Harley Johnson enjoying the fresh snow on Full Nelson

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Snow Sport University Snowboard Instructor Justin Wright having fun on Smugglers’ Alley

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Snow Reporter testing the product

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Thomke’s Express is open

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Powder Day

We received 6 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 13 inches in the past 5 days. The forecast is calling for another 14 inches of new snow by Wednesday night. Snowmaking continues around the clock on Garden Path, Midway, Lower Morse Liftline, and Magic Learning Trail.

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Treasure Run

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Smugglers’ Alley

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Smugglers’ Alley

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Great snowmaking temperatures

 

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Snowmaking through the night

Tonight’s forecast is calling for light snow an inch of accumulation possible with temperatures between 11 and 21 degrees. Tomorrow’s forecast is a chance of flurries early then skies becoming partly sunny with temperatures between 9 and 22 degrees. These temperatures will allow our snowmakers to maximize our snowmaking efforts especially at lower elevations. The snowmaking whales on Morse will really grow in the next 24 hours! This will allow us to have more beginner terrain open in the near future. Natural snowfall is in the forecast for Monday night and Tuesday with up to 7 inches of accumulation by Tuesday night.

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3 double headed Snowlogic land guns

I forecast the trail count taking a nice jump up this Tuesday and Wednesday. Tomorrow we plan to have the Sterling Lift operating and Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet with 21 trails open for beginners, intermediates, and experts. 9 out of the 21 trails will be groomed for tomorrow including Smugglers’ Alley and Practice Slope for a grand total of 33 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Black Snake will be groomed from Upper Rumrunner down to the top of Harvey’s Hideaway. The bottom half of Black Snake will be ungroomed snowmaking whales for tomorrow. We are presently making snow on Garden Path, Lower Morse Liftline, the Sledding Hill, and the Magic Learning Hill.

 

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Early morning snowmaking on Morse

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HKD Fan Gun blasting at the base of Mogul Mouse Lift

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Snow Sport University Instructor Nick Hover having fun on Black Snake

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Birch Run Terrain Park

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Snow Sport University Snowboard Instructor Nick Hover gets some sweet air and the grab for style points.

The Birch Run Terrain Park now has a total of 7 features. There are now 5 rails and 2 jumps. The new rail was just added to the lower half of Birch Run. It is pretty long and not as wide as the 4 rails in the upper half of the terrain park.

 

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A Smugglers’ Notch Ski Club Freeski Team member trying out the new rail in the Birch Run Terrain Park

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New feature in Birch Run Terrain Park

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Nick Hover on the Flatdown Rail

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Round the clock snowmaking on Morse

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe received a dusting of new snow this morning and 7 inches in the past 4 days. We are presently making snow on Garden Path, Lower Morse Liftline, the Sledding Hill, and the Magic Learning Trail. Currently it is 17 degrees at the summit of Sterling with flurries. Today’s forecast is snow showers and flurries early, with a dusting of accumulation and temperatures between 16 and 27 degrees. The Sterling Lift and Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet will be operating today with 21 trails open. 8 trails have been groomed for today that’s 26.4 acres of freshly groomed terrain. There is snow in the forecast for Monday night and Tuesday with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible. Black Snake is groomed down to the top of Harvey’s Hideaway and it is snowmaking whales from there down the rest of the trail.

 

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Another great day on the mountain!

 

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Snow Sport University Snowboard Instructor Allison Dabrowski enjoying the nice snow on Full Nelson

Black Snake opened today due to the great efforts of our snowmakers. Once Black Snake was opened it allowed our Ski Patrollers to check other trails that come off Black Snake. We were able to open Jolly Rodger, Full Nelson, and Practice Slope from the top. I would have to say that Full Nelson is one of my favorite trails. It has a good pitch to it, there a few natural features, it holds snow well, and it receives some snow that blows over from Black Snake when we are making snow on it. I usually ski the far right side or left side next to the trees where the most snow seems to be. Snowmaking continues around the clock on Lower Morse Liftline, Garden Path, and Magic Learning Trail. Tomorrow’s forecast is an early snow shower then some flurries a dusting of accumulation possible with temperatures between 16 and 27 degrees.

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Snocountry Snapshot Host Halley O’Brien sending up a huge cloud of snow on Black Snake

Birch Run Terrain Park is open with 6 features.

 

 

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Happiness is getting to ski Sir Henry’s Learning Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rick Rock throwing up some snow on Black Snake

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HKD Tower Guns fired up on Lower Morse Liftline

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More terrain is open

 

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Smuggs Reservations Revenue Manager Brian Horton having fun on one of the snowmaking whales on Black Snake

We just opened Black Snake, Jolly Rodger, Harvey’s Hideaway from Upper Exhibition, Practice Slope, Thomke’s Express, and Full Nelson. We have 2 lifts operating and 21 trails open for beginners, intermediates, and experts. Our snowmakers have turned the snowmaking guns off on Black Snake and the Practice Slope for now.  Black Snake and the Practice Slope are not groomed. Our snowmakers did a wonderful job drying the snow out before shutting the snowguns off. The snow is chalky and very edgeable. The snowmaking whales are a blast to play on. I want to thank our snowmakers for another job well done and I want to thank them for providing us even more terrain to ski and ride!

 

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Good coverage on Black Snake

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Upper Exhibition

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Snowguns on Morse Mountain

 

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Magic Learning Trail and Lower Morse Liftline

Snowmaking continues around the clock on the Magic Learning Trail, Lower Morse Liftline, and Practice Slope. Last night we made snow on Black Snake, but that has been shut off in hopes of opening it today with snowmaking whales.  Today we plan to have the Sterling Lift and Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet operating with 16 trails open. Currently it is cloudy and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast is mostly cloudy skies a chance of flurries or light snow late with temperatures between 18 and 29 degrees. 8 out of the 16 trails have been groomed for today, including Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 26.4 acres of freshly groomed terrain.