It has been an amazing start to the season! Mother Nature decided to turn the knob from fall to winter a few weeks ago and things have really changed on the mountain. Our Snowmakers have been busy for weeks making snow on trails like Smugglers’ Alley, Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure Run, Lower Exhibition, Birch Run, and Lower Rumrunner. They are presently making snow on Lower Morse Mountain. The base depths having been building up with all the natural snowfall and consistent cooler temperatures. I have been here at Smuggs for many years and I can’t remember a season starting off this good! The stoke level has been pretty high around here for weeks now and is going to be even higher tomorrow. The Opening Day of the 2018 – 2019 Winter Season is tomorrow Friday, November 23rd. The abundant amount of snow is going to allow us to have both the Sterling Lift and Madonna I Lift operating for Opening Day.
We plan to operate the Madonna I lift from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24. Tomorrow we plan to have 56 trails open for intermediates and experts. Most of the trails have natural snow coverage, so be aware and ski with care. Sir Henry’s Learning Hill will be open for beginners and private lessons are available this weekend. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with a high of 21 degrees. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy all the wonderful snow!