While we sleep and dream about another great day of skiing and riding, there are groomers out on the hill. In fact, we have two shifts of groomers each night. The first shift starts once all the skiers and riders are off the mountain. They are usually working on the Upper Mountains and work until around midnight. The second shift then takes over and they are usually working on Morse Mountain. Morse Mountain is done last that way when we get new snow the groomers can provide some beautiful corduroy on the beginner trails for our skiers and riders. I don’t ski or ride in jeans, but I sure do love corduroy!
Today we plan to have 5 lifts operating, Madonna I, Madonna II, Village, Mogul Mouse’s Magic, and Sir Henry’s Glider. The Sterling Lift will be closed for a few days for a mechanical repair. We have 67 skiable trails and 44 lift-accessible trails open tomorrow. 28 trails have been groomed for today, including, Ruthie’s, Drifter, Gary B’s, Snow Snake, Curley’s Cutback, and Treasure Run for a grand total of 114 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 16 to 50 inches. Currently, it is cloudy and 20 degrees at the summit of Madonna with winds of 5 to 15 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies, a chance of snow, and or mix with a high of 37 degrees. If you park in Parking Lot 1 you can ski or ride back to your vehicle by taking Shuttle, Crossover, Treasure Run, Lower Exhibition, and the Practice Slope.
Sterling Mountain is open during the day to uphill traffic. Please use Parking Lot 1, Practice Slope, old rope tow line, and Black Snake to ascend. There will be downhill traffic on Lower Rumrunner, Treasure Run, and Lower Exhibition.
Employees can ski or ride today.