0

Snowmaking Symphony

Our Snowmakers are working around the clock to make the stuff that makes us happy! Snowguns were in action up and down Sterling Mountain this morning and will be throughout the day. Snowmaking Ops will soon move to the Village to prepare beginner terrain. And you couldn’t have snowmaking without grooming. Ski you soon!

Snowguns at the base of Sterling Mountain.
Director of Mountain Ops, Mark Delaney is driving the Cat this morning.
Share this post
0

Snowmaking Returns Tonight!

December 8, 2022 
Rumrunner
Rumrunner on December 8, 2022

Nothing like starting the day off with a little bit of a refresher from Mother Nature. From the moment I got on the lift and so far through the afternoon, a light dusting of snow has fallen. I’ll take it!

The conditions are carvable thanks to our award-winning snowmaking and grooming teams laying down some beautiful corduroy. Down below it’s nice and granular, perfect for making some nice turns.

With cooler temps returning, our snowmakers are eager to get those guns firing again. Sometimes Mother Nature needs a little help and our team is more than up to the challenge! Our snowmaking efforts will continue tonight on Sterling focusing on Black Snake and Lower Rumrunner. We plan to have Lower Rumrunner open for the weekend, weather permitting. The lower mountain and beginner terrain is up next.

Stay tuned and think snow!

Share this post
0

December BrewFest!

Calling all libationist, beerologists, and beer mavens! Join us for our December BrewFest this Saturday, December 10th.

Enjoy samples from Citizen Cider, Canteen, High Noon, and White Claw. If your tastes run closer to home, don’t miss samples from Vermont’s own Harpoon, Otter Creek, Shed, 14th Star, Fiddlehead, Von Trapp, Zero Gravity, Switchback, and Woodchuck Cider.

A DJ spins the tunes and the Resort’s Mountain Grille provides an appetizer buffet. From 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Meeting House. Tickets are available at the door – $28 entry includes 8 samples and a souvenir sampling glass. 21 & older.

Share this post
0

Scenes from a Vermont Resort

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Woo-hoo! I made my first turns of the season, and got kudos from Patroller Bob Oser (the moustache that claims credit for the ‘stache gladed trail). The snow was very carveable and enjoyable. Saw some familar faces and some new faces. Below are Scenes from a Vermont Resort (apologies to Billy Joel).

NOTE: Due to weather conditions, we may have delayed grooming and opening schedules for Wednesday, December 7th.

Snowmaking whale on Lower Rumrunner
Meow…. there’s a brand new cat in town.
Strongman Liam
Rick is vibin’
Lower Exhibition from the Sterling Lift
There are always willing “parties” in Lot 1
Share this post
0

Snowmaking on Sterling!

Snowmaking in progress on Black Snake as viewed from the Village.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. We are currently making snow on Lower Rumrunner, Practice Slope, and Black Snake (as pictured above). Trails on the daily grooming list include Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure Run, and Lower Exhibition. Smugglers’ Alley will open as conditions soften. The above trails are all serviced by the Sterling Lift. See you on the slopes!

Share this post
0

We have a chair waiting for you!

P-h-Diedre! Diedre is a long-time Lift Attendant (Liftie) at Sterling. She is a Pool Host at Mountainside Pool in the summer and a popular piano teacher. She’s also one of the nicest Smugglers around!!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. The Sterling Lift is turning and we have a chair waiting for you! The Mountain Ops Crew has added Smugglers’ Alley and Lower Rumrunner to the “Bread & Butter” trails of Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure Run, and Lower Exhibition. Snowmakers will be busy whenever temps permit. See you on the slopes!

Share this post
0

Bear with us… we’ll re-open on 12/3/22

MEMORY MONDAY: Marie and Eireann from Toronto, Canada, cuddle with their BFF (best furry friend) Billy Bob Bear

Rockin’ Ron Hugh. Lots of folks enjoyed our Opening Weekend. We will be back at it, this coming Saturday, December 3rd with Sterling Lift operating and 5 trails open, including Smugglers’ Alley. Snow is in the forecast throughout the week and Snowmaking will happen as conditions permit. Think SNOW, dream SNOW, visualize SNOW!!!

Share this post
0

Saturday in the Park… ing Lot

Family Fun in Parking Lot 1

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Yesterday was the official Opening Day of the 2022-2023 Winter Season, but today felt like the Real Opening Day! We had the “bread & butter trails” on Sterling open: Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure Run, and Lower Exhibition. Those 4 trails will be groomed and open for tomorrow. Smugglers’ Alley could open if conditions soften enough.

PLEASE NOTE that we will be closed Monday, November 28th, and we will reopen on Saturday, December 3rd. Purchase your tickets at smuggs.com/reload. Ski U later!

Share this post
0

Opening Views

Stacy in for Hugh!

Check out those opening weekend views! This weekend you can enjoy 4 trails for intermediate and expert skiers and riders on Sterling Mountain. The trail connection from Lot 1 to Sterling Lift is open. Buy tickets online at smuggs.com/reload. Smugglers’ Alley is closed until conditions soften.

Share this post
0

2022/23 Opening Day Thanksgiving Weekend!


Mark your calendars! We’re just weeks away from beginning our 2022/23 winter season of skiing and riding. Get ready to take some turns on November 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving (*weather permitting*). Speaking of Thanksgiving, enjoy the Smuggs Thanksgiving Family Celebration November 23-26! It’s the perfect time to sneak away, avoid the craziness of cooking and allow us to take care of all the trimmings for the whole family.

Frosted tips on top of Madonna Mountain 11/14/22

With the recent snowmaking temps and some more help from Mother Nature expected Wednesday, we’re excited to continue our snowmaking efforts through the week as we approach our expected opening day of 11/25 *weather dependent*.

As excited as we are for fresh snow, please keep an eye on our Snow Report for all Uphill Travel conditions.



Share this post