Calm before storm

Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from Madonna
Skier on Upper Drifter
Upper Chilcoot and Mount Mansfield seen at the top of Catwalk
Last run on Morse Mountain

It was absolutely beautiful today with sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake were all groomed last night. I skied Upper FIS and Smugglers’ Alley this morning. I snowboarded Snow Snake this afternoon. The conditions are great and they are going to get even better. Tonight’s forecast is calling for snow showers of 3 to 5 inches. Tomorrow’s forecast is more snow another 1 to 3 inches of accumulation is possible with a high of 37 degrees at the base and 30 degrees at higher elevations. 34 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Chilcoot, Rumrunner, and Garden Path for a grand total of 141 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 8 to 32 inches. Currently, it is partly sunny and 32 degrees at the summit of Sterling.

The Nordic Center is open with 15 km of snowshoeing and 17 km of cross-country trails. The ice rink is presently closed.

This weekend the featured beer for the apres sports parties at Bootlegger’s and the Black Bear Tavern is Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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Hugh Johnson

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