Snake, Mouse, Bear

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. When Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift was opened to the top, I took a few runs on one of the under-recognized trails – Snow Snake. On the ride up I spied a Mouse and a Bear, oh my.

After a day of cold temps, Wednesday looks to be warmer with a high near 25 degrees. 121 acres will be groomed for tomorrow and those trails are recommended. We plan to have 5 Lifts operating including Madonna I, and 35 trails open (more may open as conditions soften).

I love the contours on Snow Snake!
You do the Mogul Mouse Mambo… an irresistable combo!
You do the Billy Bob Boogie… WHOO! WHOO!!

More terrain opens

Lower Morse Liftline is now open from Mogul Mouse’s mid-station. Currently it is cloudy and 27 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 34 degrees. Today we have the Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift open to mid-station. We have 5 intermediate trails, 4 beginner trails, and 1 expert trail open today. All 10 trails have been groomed for today; that’s 38 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and loose granular with average base depths of 18 to 40 inches.

Uphill travel will be allowed Tuesday through Thursday morning from 5:30 am till 7:30 am on Sterling snowmaking trails. You must be off the mountain by 8:00 am. Please park in Lot #3. Stay tuned for more uphill travel information.

Lower Morse Liftline

Skimmin’, Chillin’, and Grillin’


Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 60 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and spring conditions with average base depths of 18 to 48 inches. We plan to groom 26 trails tonight, including Ruthie’s, Snow Snake, and Thomke’s for a grand total of 120 acres of freshly groomed terrain.


Currently it is cloudy and 33 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 10 to 15 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with temperatures between 35 to 50 inches.






yo ho SNOW!


Santa MM BBB

Santa gives a good accounting of Mogul Mouse & Billy Bob Bear. Mogul did not take the cheese, it was Colonel Mustard.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Merry Christmas! Santa took a moment out of his busy schedule to visit Smuggs and hang out with Mogul Mouse and Billy Bob Bear. There was some question about why Mogul was on the “naughty” list. Could it have been the missing cheese?



We received 1 -2 inches of snow in the past 24 hours and our Snowmakers are busy making more on Lower Madonna Liftline, Mulcahy’s Link, Black Snake, and Snake Bite.





Cat and Mouse

Prinoth Bison

This Snow Cat is a BISON! Reminds me of Bob Marley – “Buffalo Snow Cat”.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. While leaving Parking Lot 1 after some sweet runs, I saw the delivery of a new Snow Cat (actually it’s called a Bison and it’s made by Prinoth). Later on in the Village, I ran into Mogul Mouse. Coincidence? Wonderful things happen at Smuggs – like the 7″ of champagne powder that was poured on our mountains in the last 24 hours!

MM village

Mogul Mouse is in da house!

Powder green

Powder shot! Photo by Mike Chait.

Annie flying

Annie flying happily down the slopes on her board!