Upper Madonna Liftline


T.J. White making a nice turn

I was heading for the Madonna I Chairlift when I saw Matt McCawley in front of the Base Lodge. I stopped to chat for a minute. He was getting ready to take his class up Madonna Mountain. Matt has a level nine group from the Smuggs Mitey Mites program. Mitey Mites is a Snow Sport University program that meets on Saturdays or Sundays for 8 weeks from 10am till 2pm.This is a really fun program for kids to meet up weekly with the same group. They have a great time while learning new skills with old friends and with kids who become new friends.





Snow Sport University Instructor Matt McCawley showing how it’s done!


For Monday we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Chairlift. We now have 69 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 30 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS and Thomke’s Express for a grand total of 154 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Snowmaking moves to Sterling Mountain tonight. We plan to make snow on Crossover Trail, Treasure Run, Lower Exhibition, and Snake Bite. Tomorrow’s forecast is partly sunny skies early with a chance of flurries later, temperatures between 6 and 14 degrees. There is snow in the forecast starting late on Tuesday with 4 inches of accumulation possible by Wednesday.


Shay White catching some air


Synchronized turn


Snow Snake


harley and hannahToday was just beautiful. It was sunny and the winds died down. Our groomers were out in force last night grooming 183 acres. I had a great time on the cruisers today. My son and daughter are in the Mitey Mites program here at Smuggs. Mitey Mites is an 8 week program for children ages 6 to 12 years old. They meet on Saturdays or Sundays for the 8 weeks with the same group and instructor. My kids have really enjoyed the program and they look forward to it every week.