Another beautiful day at Smuggs


Style points in the Birch Run Terrain Park


Nice air in the Birch Run Terrain Park

Dr. John bootlegger

Dr. John enjoying the soft conditions on Bootlegger

My first run of the day was Upper FIS. It was smooth and the snow had turned to corn snow.  I had a blast making GS turns in the soft snow.  My second run was Smugglers’ Alley, I figured if Upper FIS was soft then Alley would be too.  The Alley was also skiing great with the soft corn snow everywhere.  I then meet up with Alex Martin of Smuggs TV to shoot this week’s No Bull Video Snow Report.  We skied Madonna and Sterling Mountain.  The spring conditions were most enjoyable!  I ran into my good friend Dr. John from 3 Mountain Equipment after Alex left to edit the No Bull Video Snow Report.  Dr. John and I had some great runs this afternoon. We skied Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, Upper Pipeline, Snake Bite, and Bootleggers multi times because it was too much fun.  Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains, with 6 lifts operating and 38 trails open. 28 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s 145 acres. Tomorrow’s forecast is a chance of showers early becoming mix and snow with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation on top possible.  The forecast is also calling for another 1 to 3 inches of snow Thursday night and Friday.


Jump for JOY!

Chase in the Air

Chase is chasing the JOY in this action shot.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Today I was a chaperone for Cambridge Area Rotary’s Winter Wellness Program. It was the last day of this five day program for the 5th and 6th graders of Cambridge Elementary School. I was was with a group of level four skiers. Our first run was “Around the World” (Midway > Curley’s Cutback > Meadowlark). We then headed over to Morse Highlands, where we joined forces with school board member Mark Stebbins’ group. We enjoyed several runs on Log Jam, Hibernator, and Dixie’s Knoll. Taeghan – one of the kids in my group – told me that on her first day she didn’t know what to do, but today she had fun going really fast. She was so joyful, she didn’t want to stop for lunch. Thanks go out to SSU, 3 Mountain Equipment, CES, Rotary Members, and Volunteers for making this program so successful! BTW – Skiing conditions were awesome – plenty of coverage and easily carvable. As a bonus, the sun came out from behind the clouds. You mighta heard me singin’ “Joy to World, all the boys and girls, joy to the fishies in the deep blue sea, joy to you and me”.


Alley Cat

20151201 Smuggs Alley

December 1st, 2015: Smugglers’ Alley has excellent coverage.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Actually Hugh got this photo for me. I wanted to get out, but I realized my skis had not been tuned or waxed, so I dropped them off at 3 Mountain Equipment. Hesi told me my skis would be ready tomorrow. I can’t wait to take my first runs of the season!