It was great to have Midway and Meadowlark open today. My office is in the Village and I really enjoy being able to ski or ride to the upper mountains. I love how the views of Madonna and Sterling change along the way. We received 2 inches of new snow and 15 inches in the past 4 days. Currently, it is still snowing and 14 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies, and snow showers with half an inch of accumulation possible and a high of 22 degrees in the Village and 19 degrees at higher elevations. Today we made snow on Sam’s Run and Dixie’s Knoll. Our snowmakers plan to move to Lower Chilcoot tonight. We have terrain for all ability levels with 30 trails open. 15 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 70 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow we plan to have the Sterling Lift and Sir Henry’s Glider operating. We also plan to have the Village Lift and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift open to the top. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 6 to 36 inches.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. There are a lot of folks who make a mountain go. Let’s take a moment to recognize the Lifties and Instructors… HUZZAH! Without them we wouldn’t be skiing and riding all the great terrain here at Smuggs. Speaking of terrain we have 57 trails open. 29 of them will be groomed for tomorrow – that’s 121 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Let that be a Lesson and Lift your spirits.