One of the great things about Smuggs that we have everything from the World Famous Cookie Race on Sir Henry’s to powder filled glades on the upper mountains. I had a great time at the Cookie Race this afternoon watching the young skiers and riders showing off their newly learned skills. Mogul Mouse was at the finish line giving out high fives. Everyone wins at the Cookie Race and receives a cookie! I headed to the upper mountains after the cookie race to meet up with my good friends Tony and Geoff. We had a blast hunting for powder stashes. They found many great lines and a few that were untracked.
Reid riding through a hoop
Hayleigh having fun
Tony finds the goods
Geoff enjoying the fresh snow
We now have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 5 lifts operating and 54 trails open. Tonight snow making moves to Snake Bite, Practice Slope, Lower FIS, and Lower Madonna Liftline. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 6 and 21 degrees.
We received 3 to 4 inches of new snow last night and 18 inches in the past 6 days. My first run of the day was Upper FIS and skier’s right was groomed last night. I like having the moguls on skier’s left and the groomed terrain on skier’s right. The new snow was lighter on top of the mountain and the wind moved it around a little. I had fun looking for different drifts to play in. Pictured on the left is Ski Patrol Director Dave Sills on Upper FIS. This afternoon I headed down to Sir Henry’s Learning and Fun Park to catch the Cookie Race. In the photo on the right snowboarder Emma makes it across a funbox as Snow Sport University Instructor Allison celebrates in the background. It’s always so much fun watching the young skiers and riders showing off their new learned skills. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 5 lifts operating including the Madonna I Lift. We have 70 out of 78 trails open with terrain open for all ability levels.
Today was another beautiful day with sunny skies and a high of 22 degrees. I was on Morse Mountain today and it brought back so many great memories. I remember when I was learning how to ski here at Smuggs. Starting off on the lower mountain as a beginner and working my way to the top of Morse. Fine tuning my skills on Snow Snake and Upper Morse Liftline. More great memories were made today too as I watched my 3 year old daughter ski down from the top of Morse to the Cookie Race. It’s great watching her enjoy what I love so much! We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 76 out of 78 trails open. All 8 lifts will be operating on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 31 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Drifter, Lower Black Bear, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 166 acres. All 6 Terrain Parks are open. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for increasing clouds with a chance of flurries in the afternoon and a high of 33 degrees.
The Discovery Course at the Cookie Race on Sir Henry’s on Morse Mountain at Smuggs in Vermont, USA, indeed.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. All week long, vacationing kids make their parents jump through hoops. At the COOKIE RACE its payback time – kids ski through hoops and around gates for their parents pleasure. Thanks to our Wyndham friends, all the kids get a cookie at the finish line. I have a jolly good time announcing the race as my alter-ego Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. Bruce from smuggsphoto.com is also on hand to take photos of all the racers. The Cookie Race on Sir Henry’s is a long standing Thursday tradition at Smuggs. Elsewhere on Morse Mountain, I was bouncin’ on the bumps of Upper Morse Liftline, navigating the glades of Whitetail Woods and cruisin’ down Garden Path. For intermediates and experts who are on Morse because a family member or friend is a beginner, know that there are blue-squares and black-diamonds on the green-circle side of the Resort. So, you can HOOP it up on Morse!
This has been a kid favorite here at Smuggs for a long time. It’s pretty easy to understand that kids like cookies. This race allows the kids to showcase the skills that they have learned while attending Snow Sport University. It’s also just a bunch of fun with balloons, hoops, teeter-totters, race gates, fun boxes, and even a friendly pirate.