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Super Deep

geoff deep Wow what a day today was! I know that I said that Monday was the best day of the season, but today was amazing also. The snow pack is deep and just getting deeper. We received over 3 feet of new snow in the past week and it is all beautiful powder. I had a great time this morning with my good friend Teo on Doc Dempsey’s. There were some great drifts on skier’s left at the top that we really enjoyed flying through. If you would like to see a video from this run just go to facebook.com/SmugglersNotch/  Later in the day I meet up my good friends Geoff and Dave. We were powder hounds on the loose looking for fresh tracks anywhere we could. We found the goods in the woods on Madonna and Sterling. I can’t wait to do it all over again tomorrow.

daveWe are 100 percent open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 78 trails open. 34 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper Drifter, Snow Snake, and Thomke’s Express for a grand total of 134 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tonight’s forecast is a snow shower then flurries ending with another inch of accumulation possible with temperatures between 10 and 21 degrees.

 

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2 feet of new snow in the past week and more is on the way!

One of the great things about Smuggs is the abundance of terrain. We have 3 mountains that you can explore. My son Hugh and I had a blast this morning searching out fresh tracks. The powder in the woods is just plain wonderful. There is more snow in the forecast with up to 3 more inches of accumulation by Monday. We are 99 percent open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and 77 out of 78 trails open.

 

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Powder Day

We received 6 to 10 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 25 inches in the past week! Today’s forecast is flurries and snow showers with another 2 inches of accumulation possible.

 

 

 

 

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Powder Day

 

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2 to 4 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 14 inches in the past 5 days! We are 99% open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all three mountains with six lifts operating including the Madonna I Lift. Fantastic conditions!

 

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Powder Day

We received 4 inches of new snow of new snow overnight! It continued to snow all day long and we received another 2 more inches accumulation. The new snow is pretty dense and is skiing/riding very well.  I skied Smugglers’ Alley this morning and it was fantastic. It was nice and flat with a blanket of 4 inches of new snow on top. I made GS turns from one side of the trail all the way to the other. The wind moved the snow around some on the lower mountain and the drifts looked like waves. This afternoon I went out on the mountain with Alex Martin from Smuggs TV. We were filming this week’s No Bull Video Snow Report. We headed up Madonna Mountain to see what we could find for goods. We had a great time on Upper Chilcoot, Catwalk, Upper FIS, McPherson’s, Lower Chilcoot, and a few glades in between. To see what we found just go to  www.facebook.com/SmugglersNotch/ the video will be posted midmorning tomorrow.

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna 1 Lift. We now have 51 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 30 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Snow Snake and Thomke’s Express for a grand total of 115 acres of freshly groomed terrain. The Birch Run Terrain Park is open with 15 features and is groomed daily. Tomorrow’s forecast is mostly cloudy skies, a chance of flurries early with temperatures between 26 and 36 degrees.

 

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John Holcomb ripping down Treasure Run

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Paul Sladyk having fun on Upper FIS

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A still image from this week’s No Bull Video Snow Report

 

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Powder Day

 

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Ski Patroller Rob enjoying the fresh snow on Upper FIS

We received 4 inches of new snow last night and 9 inches in the past 2 days. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on 3 powder covered mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Chairlift. The conditions are just amazing! Snowmaking continues around the clock on Madonna and Sterling.

 

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Snow Day

girlsWhat a nice surprise when you think that you are going to school, but instead you enjoy a powder day with your friends. It was so much fun to hear the kids giving shout outs to their friends as they saw each other on the mountain. Upper Exhibition was very popular today, which made the lift ride very entertaining.

We received 6 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 19 inches in the past week, and 3 feet in the month of December so far. emiliasnowThe trail count keeps climbing higher and higher. The Mogul Mouse Magic Lift is now open to the top. We now have 3 lifts operating and 30 trails open. We plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains by this weekend.
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Sleeper storm

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We received 4 to 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 17 inches in the past 4 days.  The snow is getting deeper and the trail count is on the rise.  The conditions are just fantastic. The snow that we received Friday and Friday night we a little heavier and made for a good base.  The snow on top has been lighter because of the colder temperatures.  Smugglers’ Alley, Thomke’s Express, Pipeline Escape, and Lower Bootlegger from Thomke’s are all open now. This morning I got to ski a few runs with my good friends Teo and Pete. We had a blast on Lower Pipeline, Upper Treasure, Thomke’s, and Lower Bootlegger. Pete is the photo at the top of the page; he is finding some nice snow on Lower Bootlegger.  Teo looks like he is getting shot out of a cannon in the middle photo also on Lower Bootlegger. Teo is also the bottom photo where he is demonstrating how to lay them over in the fresh snow. I can’t wait till tomorrow to do it all over again! The forecast for tomorrow is partly sunny skies with temperatures between 25 and 36 degrees.

 

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