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Here it comes

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Snow. Low around 19. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday
Snow and sleet likely before 3 pm, then sleet likely between 3 pm and 5 pm, then freezing rain and sleet likely after 5 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
The Madonna I and Sterling lifts are operating with 34 trails open for intermediates and experts.
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More new snow overnight

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe received 2 inches of new snow last night and 7 inches in the past week. Today we have Sterling Lift operating. There are 24 trails open and terrain for intermediates and experts.

Today’s forecast is calling for increasing clouds with a chance of mixed precipitation becoming rain late in the day with temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees.

 

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Another beautiful day

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View from Upper Drifter

Sunshine this morning followed by snow this afternoon.

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 41 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. All 41 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 140 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Today’s forecast is calling for increasing clouds with snow developing this afternoon and a couple inches of accumulation possible with a high of 37 degrees.

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Snow in the forecast

StormTotalSnowWeb1Today
Snow showers, mainly after noon. High near 30. South wind 10 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
Snow showers, mainly before 8 pm. Low around 21. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 41 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. All 41 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 140 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

 

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8th Annual Pond Skimming and Chillin’ & Grillin’

chllin posterSaturday, April 7th

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Smugglers’ Notch have come together again for the annual Pond Skimming event in The Zone at Smuggs. Skiers and Riders will be dressed in ridiculous garb, all competing for gear, prizes, and the prestigious title of “Pond Skim Idol”!

CATEGORIES:
• Best Skim Style
• Best Dressed / Costume
• Best Digger (fall)

MORE PRIZES THAN EVER THIS YEAR!
On3P Skis – Jessies 171s
Brewfest Weekend for up to Four
2018/2019 Bash Badge
Arbortrek Canopy Tour for Two
Snow Goggles by SCOTT
Two Dead Session Lite tickets
Summer Daycation Tickets
2018 Brewster Ridge Disc Gold Membership
2018 Smuggs Youth Summer Pass
Hearth & Candle Gift Certificate
Brewster River Pub & Brewery Gift Certificate
Martell’s at the Red Fox Gift Certificate
Cheese Boxes (whoa)
$20 Fun Card to the FunZone 2.0
Smuggs Country Store Gift Basket
Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Discs
Two Free Tunes at 3 Mountain Equipment
T Shirts

POND SKIM REGISTRATION: 10:00 am in Parking Lot 1.

EVENT: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm in The Zone Terrain Park
The first skimmer takes a bath at 12:00 noon!

SKIMMING RULES:
– Ages 8 & older
– Up to two skims per participant
– No poles or sharp objects
– Alpine or Nordic (traditional x-country or mountaineering gear) skis and snowboards are allowed. NO snow skates, jack jumpers, kayaks, etc.
– Inverts are not recommended

ENTERTAINMENT: Our very own MC Hugh Johnson and Jammin Sam will be lighting it up from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at the Pond. Jammin’ Sam keeps the party going in Lot 1 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm while our Chillin’ & Grillin’ party and prize giveaways heat up, directly following the Pond Skimming event.

CHILLIN’ & GRILLIN’ TAILGATE PARTY: All day Saturday in Parking Lot 1!
Kick back with a refreshing Sierra Nevada brew and refuel at the all-day-long Chillin’ & Grillin’ tailgate party. This year, we’ve changed the format up a bit to focus on how you tailgaters own your setup. Impress us with your bumper side party planning skills and you could win the official Chillin’ & Grillin’ prize! Furthermore, drawings will be held throughout the day for cash and prizes. Enter our Chillin’ 50/50 raffle where proceeds will benefit a local charity of the winner’s choice.

Get here early for a good time!

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Long time Smuggs family member

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Russ at the summit of Madonna Mountain

I would like you to meet 80+ ski member Russ Kinaman.  Russ has been skiing for 64 years and has been in the ski industry quite a while. Russ was a ski patroller at Camelback Mountain Resort in the 60’s. He also was a ski patroller here at Smuggs in the 70’s, when Don Hamelin was the Ski Patrol Director. Russ told me that skiing has been a big part of his life and even his wife was a ski patroller at one time. Skiing continues to be a big part of his life with a goal of 60 days a season. Russ is on his 59th day of this season today. He plans to make tomorrow his 60th day and with deep base depths he plan to hit 70 days this season!

 

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Russ cruising down Upper FIS

It was a pleasure to share a Madonna I lift ride with you talking about skiing, family, Smuggs, and Tuckerman Ravine. I want to thank you for taking a run with me on Upper FIS and for being an inspiration.

 

 

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Easter Summit Sunrise Service

sunrise serviceOn Easter Sunday, the Sterling lift will transport attendees up the mountain free of charge to participate in a non-denominational service and Easter message by a local minister. Lift loading begins at 6:00 am and ends promptly at 6:30 am. No experience with riding the chairlift is necessary. Following the service, guests may ski or snowboard to the base area or ride the lift back down the mountain.

Please note: The service is held outdoors. All participants are advised to dress very warmly for the much cooler and windier conditions typically found on the mountaintop. If riding the lift round trip for the service, warm and waterproof boots are recommended. Be prepared to walk in the snow from the lift unloading station to the gathering spot about 200 yards away.