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Going back a few years

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Smugglers’ Notch Ski Ways

Smugglers’ Notch Ski Ways opened in December 1956 on Sterling Mountain. Black Snake, Rum Runner, Hangman’s Noose, and the Practice Area were some of the original trails.  Tom Watson Jr. renamed Smugglers’ Notch Ski Ways to Madonna Mountain in 1964.

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 65 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. We plan to groom 41 trails tonight, including Ruthie’s, Evaporator, Wanderer, McPherson’s, Chute, and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 153 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Madonna Mountain

Weather

Currently it is 20 degrees with beautiful sunny skies and winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 12 and 28 degrees.

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Picture yourself here

 

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Upper Drifter with Sterling Pond and Mount Mansfield in the background

Beautiful sunny skies and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We have 65 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Great conditions!

 

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Another beautiful day here at Smuggs

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Skiing Garden Path with Mount Mansfield in the background

Lifts and Trails

Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 65 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches.  40 trails have been groomed for today, including Ruthie’s, Snow Snake, and Bootlegger for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Upper FIS was also groomed from the Doc Dempsey’s cutoff down to Mulcahy’s Link.

Weather

Currently it is sunny and 14 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 12 and 28 degrees.

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Maple Sugar Festival

Maple-Fest-Poster-2019-Website-429×558Maple Sugar Festival at Boyden Valley Winery

Boyden Valley Winery will host a variety of special activities from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm including sugar on snow and maple syrup sample tastings. Stay for lunch with Skinny Pancake or Pie Empire (European-style meat and veggie hand pies). Maple Cocktail Tasting with recipes available, Maple Milkshakes made with Vermont Ice Maple Crème (21+ only) or Boyden Maple Syrup (all ages), and My Little Cupcake mini cupcakes made with Boyden maple syrup with every paid wine tasting and available for individual purchase while they last! Free parking, no admission fee.

Dates & Times
March 23rd: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
March 24th: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location Address

64 Vermont Route 104 Cambridge,VT, 05444

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We have 58 trails with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. We plan to groom 38 trails tonight, including Ruthie’s, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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We received 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 20 inches in the past week, and 345 inches this season so far.

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Happy St. Powdery Day

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Ski Patroller Jordan Brown enjoying the new snow on Upper FIS

New Snow

We received 3 to 5 inches of new snow overnight, 20 inches in the past week, and 345 inches this season so far!

Lifts and Trails

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 58 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. 47 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper FIS, Drifter, Smugglers’ Alley, Jolly Rodger, Snow Snake, and Dixie’s Knoll for a grand total of 162 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Fresh snow!

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We plan to have 48 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We plan to groom 47 trails tonight, including Upper FIS, Drifter, Shuttle, Snow Snake, Garden Path, Wanderer, Black Snake, and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 162 acres of freshly groomed terrain. For all the details on trail grooming check the trail by trail report tomorrow morning. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches.

 

 

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Wade having fun at the ski and ride desk

Weather

Currently it is partly cloudy and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 25 mph. Tonight’s forecast is calling for snow showers 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures between 14 and 28 degrees.

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St. Paddy’s Day Lucky Leprechaun Challenge

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Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate and the Leprechuan

The Lucky Leprechaun Challenge is today!

Meet the Leprechaun on the slopes and get raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes valued up to $5,000. Including an RCI vacation, ski & snowboard gear, and many more great items.

How to get a raffle ticket
Find the Leprechaun on the slopes – get a ticket.
Wear green – the Leprechaun will give you an additional raffle ticket. If you need some green, stop by one of our stores for specials on green items.
Take a selfie with the Leprechaun – get another ticket. Remember #luckyatsmuggs on social media.

How to win
Go to Bootleggers’ Lounge at 4:30 pm, submit all your tickets and relax with 50% off appetizers and drink specials while you wait for your chance to win.

Prizes Include:
RCI Vacation
Gift Cards including Home Depot, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s, Shell gas cards, Bass Pro Shop
4 – $50 3 Mountain Outfitters Gift Certificates
4 – $50 3 Mountain Equipment Gift Certificates
Vermont Gift Basket $100 value
Vermont Teddy Bear
Snowboard
Brewster River Pub & Brewery Gift Certificate
Mountain Grille Gift Certificate
Hearth & Candle Gift Certificate
Village Pizzeria Gift Certificate
2 half gallons of maple syrup – Butternut Mountain Farms
Assorted hats, tee shirts, party favors, and more!