My day off is Tuesday, but I could not stay way. I did a few chores at home early then headed to the mountain. I did not have a plan except to search out some fresh snow. I ran into my friends Tim and Ethan. We went powder stash hunting and all had a blast playing in snow-filled glades. I got my fix and was able to go home with a smile on my face. There is so much snow in the woods. I look forward to more of the same today! Photos were taken January 15, 2019.
Lifts and Trails
Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 75 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Lower FIS and Norwegian Woods will be closed today due to construction of Flowground on Lower FIS. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 31 trails have been groomed for today, including Ruthie’s, Dixie’s Knoll, and Thomke’s for a grand total of 129 acres of freshly groomed terrain.
Currently it is cloudy and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast is cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers and temperatures between 20 and 31 degrees. There is a little snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow night, but the big story is the weekend storm. Saturday night into Sunday we could see up to a foot of new snow!