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Partly sunny with snow squalls

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Snowing hard at times

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Fresh lines

Today was pretty wild with how it could be snowing hard one minute and then the sun would come out the next.  All in all it was a great day! The 21 inches of new snow that we have received in the past 4 days has made the conditions just fantastic. The groomers are wonderful and the snow in trees is deep. I got to take a run with Billy Bob Bear and Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate this afternoon on Snow Snake.  It was great to see the kids smiling and waving at them as they went by. I also smiles on the parents faces too!

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 38 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s 146 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

 

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Race training on the Practice Slope

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Another Smuggs Family Member

I would like you to meet Evan, who is from St. Albans. He learned how to ski here at Smuggs when he was 3 years old and has been skiing here even since. Evan’s favorite run is Upper FIS to Lower Doc Dempsey’s Glades. He is here today with some friends. They all rode the St. Albans Area Rotary Bus to Smuggs together. Evan also told me that he comes up to Smuggs to ski with his younger brother and mother. Have a great day on slopes Evan and enjoy the fantastic conditions!

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Village Lift selfie

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Time to get in the Zone

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Rainbow Funbox

The Zone Terrain Park is now open with 3 mediums jumps, a trapezoid, and a rainbow funbox. The trapezoid is like a wide spine with a flat top. The park was groomed this morning and looks great.

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Jumps outlined with blue chalk

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156 acres of freshly groomed terrain

Lifts and Trails

We are 100 percent open. Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 42 trails have been groomed for today, including Drifter, Snow Snake, and Bootlegger.

Weather

Currently it is 16 degrees at the summit of Sterling with partly sunny skies and winds of 10 to 20 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures between 14 and 25 degrees.

New Snow

We received 2 to 3 inches of new snow overnight and 21 inches in the past 4 days.

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Lower Morse Liftline

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100 percent open

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White out

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Harvey Wesson Local’s Race Series

New Snow

We received 2 to 3 inches of new snow today, 18 inches in the past 3 days, and 291 inches this season so far.

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 42 trails tonight, including Ruthie’s, Snow Snake, and Smuggler’s Alley for a grand total of 156 acres of freshly groomed terrain. The Zone Terrain Park will open tomorrow with a slight delay for finishing touches.

Weather

Currently it is snowing and 26 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 25 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures of 14 to 27 degrees.

Events this weekend

Free Family Fun Race Saturday and Sunday from 11am till 2pm on Lower Madonna Liftline. Who’s the fastest in your family? Find out on our timed race course sponsored by HearthStone Stoves!

Black Bear Apres Sport Party Saturday and Sunday starting at 2pm with Jammin’ Sam. Weekend draft beer specials from Magic Hat

 

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Groomer Arlo Pouliot in the Zone! The Zone Terrain Park opens Saturday, February 16th.

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Somebody shook the snow globe

Lifts and Trails

We are 100 percent open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna 1 lift. The Village lift is presently on wind hold.  We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 36 trails have been groomed for today, including Ruthie’s, Evaporator, and Smuggler’s Alley for a grand total of 144 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is snowing hard and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 25 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow showers 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible with temperatures between 24 and 38 degrees.

New Snow

We received an inch of new snow this morning and 16 inches in the past 3 days.

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It is snowing hard

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99 percent open

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Pete from the Smuggs Nordic Center out having fun on Madonna Mountain

Today was pretty amazing with the fresh snow and sunshine.  This morning we had 74 trails open and the only closed trails were our double and triple black diamond. Ski Patrol did some trail checking and then the ropes dropped. We were 100 percent open today. Freefall is open from the traverse on Upper FIS. Upper Madonna Liftline is open from Catwalk down to the Robin’s Run work road. Robin’s Run and the Black Hole are both open. It was a fantastic day filled with powder turns and smiles. I look forward to doing it all over again tomorrow!

New Snow

We received 3 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 15 inches in the past 2 days, and 288 inches this season so far!

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Ian from the Village Lift rockin’ the goggles and plaid.

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 77 out of 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 36 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s a grand total of 144 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Snowmaking

Waterfall will be closed on Friday due to snowmaking.

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Great conditions

Weather

Currently it is partly sunny and 14 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for snow showers with 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible and temperatures between 24 to 38 degrees.

Harvey Wesson Local’s Race

Tomorrow’s race is a single run super G.

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100 percent open

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Trail checking Upper Madonna Liftline

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 78 trails open. Freefall is open from the traverse on skier’s left of Upper FIS. Upper Madonna Liftline is open from Catwalk down to Robin’s Run work road. Fantastic conditions!

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View from the top of Madonna Mountain

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Ski Patroller Jeff enjoying the great conditions on Freefall

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