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Fresh snow and sunshine

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Season total is now 292 inches

We received 2 inches of new snow last night and 5 inches in the past 6 days. Today we have the Sterling lift operating with 19 trails open for intermediates and experts. 16 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 44 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Today’s forecast is sunny skies with a high of 32 degrees. Closing weekend April 14th and 15th we plan to have both the Madonna I Lift and Sterling Lift operating.

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Sterling Pond with Mount Mansfield in the background

 

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Freshly groomed terrain

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Lower Morse Liftline

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. The Madonna I lift will have a delayed opening due to grooming. It should be open by 10 am. We received a dusting of new snow last night and 2 inches in the past 5 days.

Today’s forecast is increasing sunshine with a high of 25 degrees. We have 51 trails open with terrain for all ability levels.

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Long time Smuggs family member

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Russ at the summit of Madonna Mountain

I would like you to meet 80+ ski member Russ Kinaman.  Russ has been skiing for 64 years and has been in the ski industry quite a while. Russ was a ski patroller at Camelback Mountain Resort in the 60’s. He also was a ski patroller here at Smuggs in the 70’s, when Don Hamelin was the Ski Patrol Director. Russ told me that skiing has been a big part of his life and even his wife was a ski patroller at one time. Skiing continues to be a big part of his life with a goal of 60 days a season. Russ is on his 59th day of this season today. He plans to make tomorrow his 60th day and with deep base depths he plan to hit 70 days this season!

 

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Russ cruising down Upper FIS

It was a pleasure to share a Madonna I lift ride with you talking about skiing, family, Smuggs, and Tuckerman Ravine. I want to thank you for taking a run with me on Upper FIS and for being an inspiration.

 

 

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Sun dog over Madonna Mountain

 

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Freshly groomed terrain at Sir Henry’s Learning Hill

It is warmer today than yesterday by over 10 degrees. It is currently -10 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of flurries and a high of 3 degrees. We have 65 skiable trails and 51 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift is presently on cold hold. 26 trails have been groomed for today, including Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 116 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Last night we made snow on Meadowlark.