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More new snow overnight

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe received 2 inches of new snow last night and 7 inches in the past week. Today we have Sterling Lift operating. There are 24 trails open and terrain for intermediates and experts.

Today’s forecast is calling for increasing clouds with a chance of mixed precipitation becoming rain late in the day with temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees.

 

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A little more fresh snow

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Dave throwing some snow around on Full Nelson

We received a dusting to an inch of new snow overnight. We have the Sterling lift operating today with 24 trails open for intermediates and experts. 15 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 40 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is mostly sunny skies with increasing clouds and a high of 42 degrees.

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Geoff on Full Nelson

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Ice flow on Upper Rumrunner

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Mount Mansfield seen from Upper Rumrunner

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Here we go again

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from March 13, 02:00 AM EDT until March 13, 08:00 PM EDT

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Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 31. East wind 3 to 6 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday
Snow. High near 33. North wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tuesday Night
Snow. Low around 28. North wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Wednesday
Snow. High near 34. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible
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100% open

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Smugglers’ Alley

We received 11 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours and more is on the way. The forecast is calling for up to 8 more inches of snow by Sunday night. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and all 78 trails open. 36 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper Drifter, Snake Bite, and Curley’s Cutback for a grand total of 148 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Great conditions

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New snow and more on the way

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Upper FIS Photo credit Lucas Berard

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Moderate to Heavy Snow Possible Late Wednesday / Wednesday night / Thursday. Strengthening low pressure expected to track from off the New Jersey coast Wednesday afternoon, to the Gulf of Maine Thursday morning, will likely spread accumulating snow across Vermont and northern New York.

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View from the Village Lift

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Soft rime ice with long spiky needles

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New snow today and sunshine tomorrow

 

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Practice Slope

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We received 3 inches of new snow today. We have 37 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 36 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 138 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 23 and 39 degrees.

 

 

 

 

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Snake Bite

We have many events going on this weekend. Here is a list of the happenings:

 

Friday, March 2
Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party – The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Goose Island. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings. It’s a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Saturday, March 3
Extreme Skiing Challenge – The Smugglers’ Notch Ski and Snowboard Club hosts this exciting event — an opportunity for junior and adult freeskiers to show their big mountain skiing on the most difficult terrain the East has to offer! The Extreme Skiing Challenge is IFSA Junior regional (U12), and Junior National (12-18) sanctioned event allowing Eastern skiers to garner ranking and seeding points in this competitive series. In addition, the Extreme Skiing Challenge is the 3rd stop on the Ski The East Freeride Tour.

Snow Sport University Ski Instructor Ira Tillberg with his class on Meadowlark

Snow Sport University Ski Instructor Ira Tillberg with his class on Meadowlark

The first day of competition features the Junior regional for U12 athletes and the qualifier for skiers ages 12-18 competing in Junior National event.  Competitors will be judged on line, control, fluidity, technique, and style. $39 lift ticket available. The field will be capped at 120 competitors. The organizers plan to utilize the rowdiest terrain Smuggs has to offer.

FREE Family Fun Race – Who’s the fastest in your family? Find out on our timed race course sponsored by HearthStone Stoves! 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Lower Madonna Liftline.

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party – The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Goose Island. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It’s a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

ON3P Demo Day — Since the beginning, we’ve believed we could build skis better, build them ourselves, and build them here in America. We’re skiers who founded a manufacturing company, not one who entered the game as an overfunded marketing business, focused on creating hype, then outsourcing our production. There’s no pride in skis we didn’t press, nor a personal stake in skis being sent off to be built by someone else. Above all else, we cherish the knowledge that we’ve created every aspect of the skis we take to the mountains and ski on our days off. There’s pride in what we do and without our craft, we’re just like the rest. But with it, we’re ON3P Skis

Sunday, March 4
Extreme Skiing Challenge – The Smugglers’ Notch Ski and Snowboard Club hosts this exciting event — an opportunity for junior and adult freeskiers to show their big mountain skiing on the most difficult terrain the East has to offer! The Extreme Skiing Challenge is an FWQ2* (19 yrs & older) sanctioned event allowing Eastern skiers to garner ranking and seeding points in this competitive series. In addition, the Extreme Skiing Challenge is the 3rd stop on the Ski The East Freeride Tour. The organizers plan to utilize the rowdiest terrain Smuggs has to offer.  Competitors will be judged on line, control, fluidity, technique, and style. $39 lift ticket available. The field will be capped at 120 competitors.

FREE Family Fun Race – Who’s the fastest in your family? Find out on our timed race course sponsored by HearthStone Stoves! 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Lower Madonna Liftline.

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party – The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Goose Island. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings. It’s a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

ON3P Demo Day — Since the beginning, we’ve believed we could build skis better, build them ourselves, and build them here in America. We’re skiers who founded a manufacturing company, not one who entered the game as an overfunded marketing business, focused on creating hype, then outsourcing our production. There’s no pride in skis we didn’t press, nor a personal stake in skis being sent off to be built by someone else. Above all else, we cherish the knowledge that we’ve created every aspect of the skis we take to the mountains and ski on our days off. There’s pride in what we do and without our craft, we’re just like the rest. But with it, we’re ON3P Skis.

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It’s snowing hard

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Ski Patrol getting ready for another great day

We have already received a dusting of new snow this morning. The forecast is calling for up to 3 inches of accumulation today. We have 37 skiable trails and 21 lift accessible trails open today. The Mogul Mouse Lift, Madonna I Lift, Madonna II Lift, and Village Lift are presently on wind hold.