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It’s snowing again

New Snow

We received 1 to 2 inches of new snow this morning and 14 inches in the past 6 days with more to come!

Lifts and More Open Terrain

Today we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We now have 66 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Black Hole, Robin’s Run, Freefall, and Upper Madonna Liftline are all open.  Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 14 to 44 inches. 29 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper FIS, Thomke’s, and Curley’s Cutback that’s a grand total of 126 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Cleaning the new snow off the chairs on Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift

Weather

Currently, it is snowing hard and 24 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 10 to 20 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow showers 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible with temperatures between 12 and 27 degrees.

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New member of the Smuggs Family

 

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Mark enjoying the soft conditions on Garden Path

I rode Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift this morning with Mark. We had a great chat on the way up the mountain. Mark told me that it has been 15 years since he skied last and he really wanted his family to learn how to ski. He starting doing some research and heard that Smugglers’ Notch was the place for families! Mark said that he had never been to Vermont, so they decided to do something new and check out Smugglers’ Notch.  Mark’s family is all taking lessons today. He was telling me that he could not wait to pick up his kids after their lesson, so that they could all take some runs together! Thanks for taking a couple runs with me today Mark and welcome to the Smuggs Family!

 

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Snowfall totals increase

NoaaThe forecast from the National Weather Service

Today
Rain showers likely before 9:00 am, then snow showers likely. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1;00 am. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Lifts and Trails

Today Sterling Lift and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift will open at 9:00 am. Morse Highlands Lift will open at 10:00 am. The Village Lift and Madonna I Lift are presently on hold. Midway and Meadowlark are closed today and we plan to reopen them tomorrow. Use the shuttle today to get back and forth from the upper mountains. We have 17 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. More trails may open throughout the day.

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Snow in the forecast for Saturday and Saturday Night

NoaaThe forecast from the National Weather Service

Saturday
Rain showers likely before 9 am, then snow showers likely. Cloudy, with temperatures falling to around 20 by 5 pm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers before 1 am. Cloudy, with a low around 13.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Lifts and Trails

We have 52 skiable trails and 32 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift and Village lift are presently on wind hold. We have 3 lifts operating today; Sterling lift,  Mogul Mouse’s Magic lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. Surface conditions are variable and machine groomed with average base depths of 18 to 48 inches.

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More new snow

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Cleaning the new snow off the chairs

Weather

We received an inch of new snow this morning and 27 inches in the past week. Currently it is snowing and 10 degrees at the summit of Sterling Mountain with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for skies becoming partly sunny with temperatures between 10 and 22 degrees.

Lifts and Trails

Today we have 3 lifts operating; Sterling Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We have 30 trails open today with terrain for all ability levels. 7 trails on Sterling are temporarily closed due to snowmaking. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. Midway and Meadowlark are both open.

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Mogul Mouse working his magic

Snowmaking

We are presently making snow on Black Snake and the Practice Slope.

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Clear skies to start the day

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Morning light over the Village

Lift and Trails

Midway is now open. Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating; Madonna I Lift, Sterling Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We have 65 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 22 trails have been groomed for today, including Garden Path, Thomke’s, and Upper Drifter for a grand total of 91 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Most trails are covered with natural snow, so be aware and ski or ride with care. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches.

Snowmaking

Last night we made snow on Lower FIS, Midway, Lower Madonna Liftline, and in front of the Base Lodge. We are presently making snow at the top of Morse, Midway, and Curley’s Cutback.

Weather

Currently it is 0 degrees at the summit of Sterling with beautiful sunny skies and winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with a chance of snow showers late in the day and a high of 18 degrees.

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Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift is now open for the season!

 

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The Mogul Mouse Crew getting the ramp all buffed up!

Today we have 3 lifts operating: Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift.  We have 36 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We received 6 inches of new snow overnight and 23 inches in the past 6 days. Stay tuned for powder pics once the lifts start turning!

 

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Mogul Mouse has a snowflake for an eye