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Smuggs Family

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Long Island Rick and I on the Village Lift.      Photo credit Harley Johnson

 

I would like to you meet Long Island Rick. Rick and his family come to Smuggs every year. Rick follows Hugh’s Views a.k.a. Hugh’s Blog and photo of the day and makes wonderful comments on different posts. His comments are always positive and fun to read. I am going to share one of Rick’s posts to show you his love for winter, skiing, and all things Smuggs!

Rick said “So…I’m sitting at my daughter’s dance class and I hear a lovely lady say something about our weather on Long Island…”Well, it’s supposed to rain today and ALL of tomorrow. I’ll take rain and warm over snow and cold though.”
(DIRTY LOOK) Dramatic Pause…
Inside my head I said….”WHAT!!!! Are you kidding!” Who plays outside in winter rain? YUK! True lovers of winter love to play in the SNOW!” Right? And race on Thursday for cookies and RING COWBELLS and sometimes dress in crazy outfits like tutus on Tuesdays and visit the “Winters” in a teepee and Sing with a Friendly Pirate whenever they see him and hang out with Snow Reporter!
So…
I told her about Smuggs!

Cowbell is packed!
Cheers!”

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 74 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 33 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS, Thomke’s Express, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 137 acres of freshly groomed terrain. The Log Jam, Birch Run, and Zone Terrain Park are all open. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for occasional rain and drizzle with temperatures between 46 and 54 degrees. Wear something waterproof and enjoy the soft conditions!

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#Smuggslove

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Sterling T-Bar

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 74 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 45 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper Drifter, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 156 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is partly sunny skies early then increasing clouds with temperatures between 31 and 41 degrees.

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Get in the Zone

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Big ole’ daffy

Wow what a day it was! We received 5 inches of new snow overnight and 9 inches in the past 3 days. My first run of the day was Upper FIS. It was groomed last night and it had a beautiful blanket of fresh snow on top of the corduroy. I had to tell to you that stopping to take pictures took a great deal of discipline. All I wanted to do was to keep floating through the powder!

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We now have 74 trails open with terrain for all ability levels.

 

 

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Nice cross with the grab

45 trails will be groomed for tonight, including Upper Drifter, Harvey’s Hideaway, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 156 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies early with increasing clouds and temperatures between 31 and 41 degrees.

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Spread eagle

 

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Air bound

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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

 

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Retro outfits

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.

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Lori from Connecticut and I on the Mogul Mouse Lift

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 homeowners 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 are many resorts that are, of course, a lot closer to them, but they just love Smuggs and it worth the drive!

 

 

 

 

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Madonna I Lift

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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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 the 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.

 

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Jason getting down low

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.

 

 

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Carving both skis

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.