Powder Day



Small flakes equal big snow

The storm really did not start until after 5 am this morning.  At 7 am the snow was sticking and accumulating. It only got better as the day went on and the snow just kept piling up.  I did a run with my daughter Hannah this afternoon in the Black Hole and she said “Her powder sensor was going off!”  It has been snowing hard all day and it’s going to continue right into midday tomorrow!


New Snow

We received 6 to 9 inches of new snow today, 14 inches in the past 6 days, and 354 inches this season so far!


Hannah loving the deep snow in the Black Hole

Lifts and Trails

There is a possibility of high winds affecting some lift operations tomorrow morning. For the up to the minute report go to our “Trail by Trail” report for all the lift and trail information. Weather permitting tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We now have 73 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 22 to 52 inches. We plan to groom 38 trails tonight for a grand total of 144 acres of freshly groomed terrain.


Snow Reporter buried in work. Photo credit Hannah Johnson


Currently it is snowing hard and 28 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 15 mph. Tonight’s forecast is snow with 6 to 10 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is snow and another 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible with temperatures between 23 and 32 degrees.

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