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Here comes the snow

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Snow Sport University Ski Lesson on Lower Morse Liftline

Today started off with beautiful sunny skies, which lasted most of the morning. The clouds rolled in early in the afternoon and we went from flurries to snowing hard in a short amount of time. The snowflakes got really big for a while reducing visibility. The photo of Lower Morse Liftline shows the low visibility.

We received an inch of new snow this afternoon and we could see another inch of accumulation tonight.

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 42 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 33 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s 136 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Smugglers’ Alley

Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies early then partly sunny skies in the afternoon with a high of 32 degrees.

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Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift

 

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Summit of Sterling

 

 

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Freshly groomed terrain

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Lower Morse Liftline

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. The Madonna I lift will have a delayed opening due to grooming. It should be open by 10 am. We received a dusting of new snow last night and 2 inches in the past 5 days.

Today’s forecast is increasing sunshine with a high of 25 degrees. We have 51 trails open with terrain for all ability levels.

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More open terrain and more snow on the way

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Lower Morse Liftline

We now have 53 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. We received 3 inches of new snow in the past 3 days and the forecast is calling for up to 3 more inches of new snow in the next 24 hours. There is another snow storm in the forecast starting Wednesday afternoon with up to 9 inches of snow by Friday.

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Early morning groom

 

 

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Grooming Lower Morse Liftline

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 27 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies early then partly sunny skies later with a high of 26 degrees. 24 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 110 acres of freshly groomed terrain. We plan to groom more terrain tonight and the trail count will increase tomorrow.

 

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Upper Chilcoot

 

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Steve Wry out on the mountain today enjoying his retirement

I ran into Steve Wry today in the Upper Parking Lot.  Steve recently retired from Smuggs where he was the Vice President of the Guest Skiing Experience. We had a great time taking a few runs and catching up on the lift rides.  We skied Upper Rumrunner, Black Snake, Practice Slope, Upper Chilcoot, Upper FIS, and Smugglers’ Alley. I want to thank our snowmakers for their hard work last night on Midway, Dixie’s Knoll, Meadowlark, Garden Path, and Lower Morse Liftline. I also want to thank our groomers for their hard work to get all these trails ready to ski and ride today. Tonight we plan to groom 35 trails including Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 135 acres of freshly groomed terrain. The 24 hour forecast is calling for flurries and snow showers with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible with a high of 34 degrees. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 42 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Log Jam, Birch Run, and Zone Terrain Park are all open.

 

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Snowmaking LMLL

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Snowmaking hoses across Lower Morse Liftline.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. LMLL is Lower Morse Liftline, where snowmakers are busy making snow. The trail will be closed today, therefore the Village Lift is still running to the top,but there will be no mid-station access. Also note that Harvey’s Hideaway and Jolly Rodger (I love that trail) are only accessible from Upper Exhibition, meaning Experts only.

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Treasures Staffers spell out LMLL. BTW – they are all WINNERS!

 

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Snowmaking resumes tonight on Morse Mountain

 

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Upper FIS, Sterling, and Mount Mansfield

Tonight we plan to make snow on the Village Liftline, Midway, Garden Path, and Sam’s Run. We plan to continue snowmaking on Lower Morse Liftline tomorrow and Lower Morse Liftline will be closed. Tonight we plan to groom 39 trails, including Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Goat Path for a grand total of 144 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 41 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Birch Run Terrain Park, Log Jam Terrain Park, and Zone Terrain Park are all open. Tomorrow’s forecast is mostly cloudy skies with a chance of flurries and a high of 21 degrees.

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Snowmakers getting the snowguns ready for tonight

 

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Panoramic photo from the summit of Madonna Mountain

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Snowmaking and early morning grooming

 

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Last night we made snow on Lower Morse Liftline

Last night we made snow on the Magic Learning Trail, Wanderer, and Lower Morse Liftline.  The snowguns on these three trails are now turned off and our grooming crew is getting them ready for your skiing and riding pleasure. We are presently making snow on Curley’s Cutback and Snow Snake. We will continue making snow on these two trails today so they will be closed. Today we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 45 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 23 trails have been groomed for today for a grand total of 105 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is mostly sunny skies with a high of 6 degrees.

 

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Early morning light over the Village