Today I spotted some solid snowmaking whales on Morse Mountain! As you can see, our diligent snowmaking team has been taking advantage of the cooler temps and getting it done. The grooming crew is on deck to fill the trails from top to bottom.
Now is the time to get your ski legs underneath you. It’s looking like there’s a week of blue skies and mid 30 temps a head of us.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Is it partly sunny or partly cloudy? Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Does a Mouse carry its lunch or walk to school? Diet or Regular? Is the worst day on the slopes better than the best day in the office? I can answer the last question with an unequivocal YES!
Snow Report for Wednesday: Tomorrow’s forecast is mostly sunny with a chance of late afternoon snow and a mid-mountain high of 33 degrees. We plan to have 5 lifts operating including Madonna I, and 50 trails open. 28 trails/114 acres are to be groomed.
We experienced many types of weather today with sleet, freezing rain, rain, windy conditions, and even partly sunny skies. I had a blast today on Snow Snake. It was groomed last night and was skiing great! The trail was nice and flat with soft creamy snow on top. Snow Snake has steeper pitches, multiple turns, and neat contours, which made it more challenging than some of the other Morse Mountain trails. This also makes it more fun. It was one of my favorites as a kid and I still love it today! Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including Madonna I and Morse Highlands. We have 34 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 31 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Smugglers’ Alley, Upper FIS, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 126 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and spring conditions with average base depths of 6 to 40 inches. Currently, it is cloudy and 29 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 20 to 30 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of rain at the base, rain and snow at higher elevations. A high of 45 degrees at the base and 37 degrees at higher elevations for tomorrow with lighter winds than today.
All 3 mountains are presently closed to uphill travel at this time.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Here’s the Snow Report lowdown for today: 9 inches of new snow in the past 4 days, terrain for all abilities, 39 acres of freshly groomed terrain, and Snowmaking around the clock on Morse.
On the “Family Resort” front, it was great to see Sarah and meet her Boston University friends the other day. I’ve known her since she was a 5 year old in Discovery Camp. Welcome Back, Sarah!
Today we plan to have 3 lifts operating; Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift open to mid-station. The Sterling Lift will have a delayed opening until 9 am due to grooming today. We have 10 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. All 10 trails have been groomed for today, that’s a grand total of 32 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and loose granular with average base depths of 6 to 32 inches. Currently it is partly cloudy and 31 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 10 to 20 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies, breezy, a high of 37 degrees and temperatures falling throughout the day. We plan to resume snowmaking tonight on Morse Mountain.
It was another great day of spring skiing and riding. I want to thank our groomers for doing a great job on Smugglers’ Alley last night. I had my stiffer skis on this morning and Smugglers’ Alley was my trail of choice. Beautiful corduroy to cruise on! Once the snow started to soften up I switched to a wider, softer ski and went looking for the corn. Patrol dropped the rope on Thomke’s Express and Bootlegger from the work road. I had to ski them and had a blast. I would have to say that my favorite run in the afternoon was Snake Bite. It has not been groomed in a while and it has some nice big soft bumps!
Tomorrow we plan to have the Sterling Lift operating with 15 trails open. We only have intermediate and expert terrain available at this time. Some trails will have a delayed opening until they soften up. 9 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Smugglers’ Alley, Black Snake, Birch Run, Practice Slope, and Rumrunner for a grand total of 37 acres of freshly groomed terrain. It is currently sunny and 41 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with of high of 61 degrees at the base and 52 degrees in the higher elevations.
Weather dependent, we plan to stay open until Sunday, April 11th. The Madonna I Lift and Sterling Lift may be operating for closing weekend. The forecast for Sunday, April 11th is partly sunny skies with a high of 61 degrees.
Morse Mountain now open daily.
Madonna Mountain closed Wednesday, April 7th for grooming.
Sterling Mountain open daily 5:30 am to 7:30 am and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Due to wet weather tomorrow we will be only running the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift and the Sterling Lift. We plan to have the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. We plan to have the Sterling Lift open from noon to 4:00 pm. If we receive less rain than expected we will open the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift at 10:00 am and the Sterling Lift at 11:00 am. Check the trail by trail report tomorrow morning to get the most up-to-date information. We plan to have 30 trails open tomorrow with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are spring conditions and machine groomed with base depths of 12 to 46 inches. We plan to groom 15 trails for tomorrow, including Rumrunner, Treasure Run, and Garden Path for a grand total of 60 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Currently, it is sunny and 55 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for rain showers with a high of 60 degrees.
Uphill traffic will be open tomorrow during the day on Madonna Mountain. Sterling Mountain is open to uphill traffic daily from 5:30 am till 7:30 am. Morse Mountain is open to uphill traffic daily from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Close to 2 inches of new snow overnight and we could get another 2 this afternoon. We have 5 lifts (including Madonna I) accessing 72 trails for your skiing and riding pleasure. When the Groomers finish Morse Mountain this morning, there’ll be 114 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Upper Drifter and Smugglers’ Alley are 2 of the groomed trails. Welcome to Tuesday!