Join the Boston 98.5 Sports Hub Snow Squad at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge! The Snow Squad will be set up on the deck outside Green Peppers from 8:00 am-1:00 pm, playing music, giving away prizes, and High Brew Coffee. Then, they will once again team up with Goodtime Charlie from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to throw the après party of the year. Win prizes like goggles from Marker or tickets to see the Boston Bruins!
What is better than a powder day? One right after another! We received 9 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 16 inches in the past week. I had a wonderful time today playing in all the fresh new snow. The conditions just kept getting better as the snow continued to fall all day long. I found many fresh lines on Sterling and Madonna. The great thing is that they will all be fresh again tomorrow. The 24 hour forecast is calling for periods of snow with up to 5 inches of accumulation possible. We could see another 7 inches of new snow by Sunday
We are 100 percent open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 36 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper Drifter, Black Snake, and Curley’s Cutback for a grand total of 148 acres of freshly groomed terrain.
We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 38 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. The new snow that we received yesterday has made a big difference in the surface conditions. Upper FIS was groomed the night before last and the new snow on top of the smooth surface is just wonderful. Today’s forecast is skies becoming mostly sunny with a high of 39 degrees.
Today was just amazing with new snow and beautiful sunny skies. I had a wonderful day skiing with my daughter Hannah. We did a three mountain tour.We started on Morse and then skied over to Madonna Mountain. We took a run on Drifter which was groomed last night. The snow was great and the views were even better. We found a bunch of fresh snow on the side of the trail to play in. We headed to Sterling Mountain next. Hannah really likes Thomke’s because of the way the trail cuts back and forth. We also like to check on the beautiful ice flow, which is on skier’s right before the short cut to Bootleggers. We then headed back to the Village for lunch. Hannah wanted to go to the Log Jam Terrain Park next located over at Morse Highlands.
My son Hugh B joined us and we rode the Mogul Mouse Magic Lift. I rode single and was lucky enough to meet Lori from Connecticut. Lori and her family are homeowners here at Smuggs. Their children are in our Mitey Mite Program. They make the trip up from Connecticut every weekend! I want to thank Lori and her family for their commitment. I also want to thank them for choosing Smuggs. Lori told me that there are many resorts that are, of course, a lot closer to them, but they just love Smuggs and it worth the drive!
Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 62 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 42 trails will be groomed for tomorrow including Upper Drifter, Bootlegger, and Magic Learning Trail for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tonight ‘s forecast is calling for up to 2 inches of new snow. Tomorrow’s forecast is flurries early then partly sunny skies with a high of 32 degrees.
There is always tons of Smuggs Love, but this past weekend was extra special. Three separate happy couples got engaged right here at Smuggs! These photos are from two of the couples which were taken by Kim Martin Photography. These are memories they will never forget. I am sure that these are not the only couples that met each other, got engaged, or married here at Smuggs. As a matter of fact it was over twenty years ago that the lovely lady who taught me to do the Snow Report years later ended up becoming my wife.
The view from the top of Madonna Mountain this morning is just beautiful. Clouds are down in the valley making mountains look like islands.
Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 39 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We received a dusting of new snow overnight. Currently it is 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with flurries and winds of 0 to 5 mph. 34 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 137 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is calling for partly to mostly cloudy skies with a high of 28 degrees.
It is currently sunny and 10 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is partly sunny skies with a high of 15 degrees. Last night we made snow Garden Path, Midway, Meadowlark, and Sir Henry’s Learning Hill. Today we are making snow at the base of the Village Lift and on Lower Log Jam. Upper Log Jam is still open. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and 54 trails open. 120 acres of freshly groomed terrain.