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Skiing and riding on all 3 mountains for tomorrow

The Madonna 1 Lift will closed for the next couple of days due to snowmaking operations on Upper Chilcoot. Tomorrow we plan to have 5 lifts operating the Madonna 2 Lift, Sterling Lift, Village Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We plan to have 51 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 28 out of the 51 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Curley’s Cutback, Lower Pipeline, and Playground for a grand total of 114 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 12 to 42 inches. The Birch Run Terrain Park is now open with 3 jumps and 3 rails. Currently it is cloudy and 25 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 25 to 35 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies, breezy with a high of 7 degrees at the base and 1 degree at the summit. Temperatures will be falling throughout the day. Dress for success and enjoy the wonderful conditions.

Uphill Travel

Sterling Mountain open from 5:30 am till 7:30 am.

Morse Mountain open from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm.

Madonna Mountain presently closed due to snowmaking operations.

Patroller Rusty having fun in the new snow
Fresh tracks
Patroller Cathe dropping ropes on Morse Mountain
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Family Fun

I decided to check out the Nordic Center today. I saw a family having a blast ice skating together. I introduced myself and told them that I work for Smuggs. They told me that because some of the lifts were on wind hold, they decided to go ice skating. This family had some crazy skating skills and were really fun to watch! Enjoy the rest of your vacation here at Smuggs.

Helping clean off the ice
Now that’s a hockey stop!
I love the penguin mittens!
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Great conditions

We received 14 inches of new snow in the past 3 days and 99 inches this season so far. Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, Sterling Lift, Village Lift, Madonna I Lift, and Madonna II Lift are presently on wind hold. We have 67 skiable trails and 6 lift-accessible trails open today. We have the Sterling T -ar and Sir Henry’s Glider operating. Currently, it is cloudy and 17 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 30 to 40 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers early less with than an inch of accumulation possible, windy, and a high of 31 degrees at the base. 24 trails have been groomed for today that’s a grand total of 95 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 12 to 42 inches. We are presently making snow on McPherson’s and Lower Chilcoot.

Photo taken January 18th on Full Nelson

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Madonna I Lift open to the top!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. 14 inches of POWDER plus some strategic grooming helped get Upper Chilcoot and Catwalk open, and thus the MI Lift. Freefall, Robin’s Run, Upper Liftline, and Upper FIS were also open today!! Please note that Lower Chilcoot, Father Bob’s, Dan’s Ford, and McPherson’s will be closed for snowmaking – so no Uphill Access (hiking) on Madonna tomorrow morning.

The iconic view of Madonna Mountain from the Village Lift.
Ruthie’s and Gary B’s were both opened today.
Ruthie’s, like Upper Drifter, offers a spectacular view. You can almost make out Lake Champlain in the distance.
A view of riders through the trees.

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M1 is now OPEN!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. BREAKING NEWS – The mother of all lifts, Madonna I, is now open! Not only that, but you can ski & ride Freefall, Robin’s Run, Upper Liftline, and Upper FIS!! Lower Chilcoot, Father Bob’s, Dan’s Ford, and McPherson’s will be closed for snowmaking.

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14″ snow in past 2 days!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. 14″ of snow in the past 2 days! Skiing and riding on all 3 mountains – terrain for all abilities. Birch Run Terrain Park is open. Today’s forecast is a 40% chance of morning snow showers, then mostly sunny with a high of 9 degrees. Bundle up and enjoy the POW!

Polar Bear Picnic.
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Powder day

I want to give a big shout-out to our Lift Maintenance and Ski Patrol. Mother Nature handed us some crazy weather today. Early this morning the winds were howling with very little visibility. All the lifts were on wind hold, except Sir Henry’s Glider. The wind died down a little mid-morning and Lift Maintenance was able to get the Village Lift and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift open. By noon they were able to get the Madonna II Lift and Sterling Lift open. The snow was coming down so hard today that chairs had to be cleaned throughout the day. Ski Patrol was busy opening trails, marking obstacles, and installing tower pads. It takes more work to open a trail than just dropping a rope! Thank you again for all your hard work.

We received 6 to 9 inches of new snow today. The new snow is pretty heavy and it was just what we needed. We have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains. Tomorrow we plan to have 5 lifts operating; Sterling Lift, Village Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, Madonna II Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We now have 43 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 19 out of the 43 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Garden Path, Rumrunner, and Lower FIS for a grand total of 95 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 8 to 36 inches. Tonight’s forecast is calling for more snow another 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of light snow early, cloudy skies with gradual clearing, and a high of 10 degrees at the base and 4 degrees at the summit. Bundle up and enjoy the great conditions!

Uphill Travel

Morse Mountain is open from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm.

Sterling Mountain is open from 5:30 am till 7:30 am.

Madonna Mountain is presently closed to uphill travel.

Father Bob’s
Upper Morse Liftline
Snow Sport University
Madonna II Lift
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It’s dumping

We received 4 to 6 inches of new snow so far with more to come. We have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 5 lifts operating. We have 39 trails open with terrain for all ability levels.

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Wild wintery weather

We now have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains. We have 5 lifts operating, the Sterling Lift, Madonna 2 Lift, Village Lift, Mogul Mouse‚Äôs Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We now have 38 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Presently it is snowing and 25 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 30 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow and sleet 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible, strong gusty winds with a high of 30 degrees. Tonight’s forecast is calling for more snow another 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible. We received 3 to 5 inches of new snow so far.

Sir Henry’s Glider
Bench by the Welcome Sign in the Village
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