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Another beautiful day on the slopes

Upper Drifter
This is what dreams are made of
Upper Chilcoot

Today started off a little cool, but by this afternoon it was perfect! I had a great time searching for powder stashes and enjoying the wonderful views. The conditions are fantastic! We are 100 percent open. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We plan to have all 78 trails open tomorrow with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 16 to 54 inches. 34 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Hibernator, Drifter, and Snake Bite for a grand total of 134 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Last night we made snow in the Zone Terrain Park. Currently, it is partly cloudy and 17 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Tonight’s forecast is calling for periods of snow – 2 to 4 inches. Tomorrow’ s forecast is calling for periods of snow with another 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible and a high of 31 degrees.

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Powder Day

Brad finds some nice snow in the trees on Sterling
Olivia skiing Robin’s Run for her first time
This one is for Bill Salmon!
Lindsey having fun on Upper FIS
Geoff on Robin’s Run
Snow reporter buried in work

The 8 inches of snow that we received in the past 2 days has made all the difference. Our trail count went from 48 on Saturday to 68 today. Our Ski Patrollers have been busy dropping ropes. The new snow was heavy and stuck to everything. The conditions are fantastic and going to get even better. Tonight’s forecast is calling for more snow with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible. We have some colder air coming in this week and we plan to resume snowmaking tomorrow night. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of a snow shower early and a high of 28 degrees. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We plan to have 68 trails open tomorrow with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 14 to 50 inches. 28 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Waterfall, Wanderer, and Black Snake for a grand total of 121 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Powder Day

Ski Patroller Jordan Brown trail checking Upper Madonna Liftline
Ski Patroller Mike Stowe goes deep into the new snow

We received 6 to 8 inches of new snow overnight and 24 inches in the past 5 days. Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We now have 57 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 14 to 50 inches. 25 trails have been groomed for today for a grand total of 110 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Currently, it is still snowing and 21 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 15 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow showers another 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible with a high of 22 degrees. Temperatures will be falling throughout the day.

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Powder Day

3 inches of new snow overnight and 5 inches in the past 2 days
Ski Patrol Director Eli Moore trail checking Upper FIS
Nate goes deep on Smugglers’ Alley

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We now have 33 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 12 to 48 inches. 24 trails have been groomed for today for a grand total of 103 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Currently, it is snowing and 24 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow with another 5 to 9 inches of accumulation possible and a high of 29 degrees. Temperatures will be falling in the afternoon. High school ski race today on Snake Bite and the Practice Slope.

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Powder Days

Ski Patroller Ethan Costello trail checking Father Bob’s
Face shot
Dropping ropes
Ethan on Doc Dempsey’s Glades

We received 4 inches of new snow overnight and 19 inches in the past 5 days! We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We now have 64 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 14 to 50 inches. 28 trails have been groomed today for a grand total of 111 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Currently it is 24 degrees at the summit of Sterling with light snow and winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow showers another 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible with a high of 28 degrees.

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Powder Day

Ski Patroller Mike Stowe doing trail check on Upper FIS
Madonna I Lift Operator Charles Hungerford moving snow off the loading ramp.
Patrollers cleaning the new snow off chairs

3 inches of new snow overnight and 18 inches in the past week! We just opened Upper Drifter, Shuttle, Lower Catwalk, Lower Pipeline, Highlander Glades, Upper Madonna Liftline from the top to Catwalk, and Red Fox Glades. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 37 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 12 to 48 inches. 23 trails have been groomed for today, including Smugglers’ Alley and Hibernator for a grand total of 93 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Lower FIS will be closed today for a ski race. We are presently making snow on Black Snake and the Practice Slope.

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Powder Day

Ski Patroller Meghan Ustianov doing trail check on Upper FIS
Ski Patroller Mike Duncan enjoying the fresh snow

We received 3 inches of new snow overnight and 11 inches in the past 3 days. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We now have 41 trails open, including the Black Hole and Robin’s Run. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 12 to 48 inches. Today’s forecast is calling for snow showers 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible with a high of 25 degrees. Great conditions!

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Powder Day

Fluffy Freshies
Air time on Playground

We received 6 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 14 inches in the past 3 days. Tomorrow we plan to have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains. We have 4 lifts operating, Madonna II, Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift open to mid-station. We now have 33 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 11 out of the 33 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 40 acres of freshly groomed terrain. We are presently making snow on Garden Path, Midway, Meadowlark, and Lower Morse Liftline.  Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 12 to 48 inches. Currently it is partly cloudy and 11 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies early with increasing clouds and a high of 29 degrees.