It didn’t take long for things to soften this morning. I had a blast on the steeper groomed runs like Bootlegger, Smugglers’ Alley, Chute, Hangman’s Drop, and Upper Pipeline. In fact all the groomed runs were good. The natural snow was also good on Black Bear, Full Nelson, Harvey’s Hideaway, and Upper Exhibition. I want to thank the Sterling Patrol for a wonderful lunch today, it was unexpected and appreciated.
Lifts and Trails
Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 62 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 18 to 48 inches. We plan to groom 37 trails tonight, including Upper FIS, Drifter, Ruthie’s, Snow Snake, Midway, Smugglers’ Alley, and Black Snake for a grand total of 139 acres of freshly groomed terrain.
Currently it is snowing and 29 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Tonight’s forecast is calling for snow showers with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 16 and 38 degrees.