This morning at 5 am I called our snowmaking crew to get a weather update and to find out where we are making snow for the snow report. I spoke with long-time snowmaker Dave Gagnon and he told me they had a great night! He said the single-digit temperatures and no wind allowed them to “Kill it on Lower Chilcoot.” Our grooming staff will now take over and push out all the snowmaking whales. We plan to have the Madonna II Lift operating tomorrow with Link to Lower Chilcoot open. The Madonna II Lift will remain open the rest of this week and weekend. Today we have the Sterling Lift, Village Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, Morse Highlands Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider all operating. We have 18 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 16 out of the 18 trails have been groomed for today, including Dixie’s Knoll for a grand total of 72 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine-groomed and variable with average base depths of 6 to 24 inches. Currently, it is sunny and 16 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for sunny skies early with increasing clouds later in the day, a high of 24 degrees at the base and 18 degrees at the summit of Sterling.
This weekend the featured beer for the apres sports parties at Bootlegger’s and the Black Bear Tavern is Fiddlehead.