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Sam’s Run FUN!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. The Morse Highlands Lift was open for the first time this season, along with Sam’s Run and Dixie’s Knoll. Sam’s Run is a fun trail that winds itself around Morse Mountain like the Smuggs character it’s named after – Sam the Snow Snake. You can still find Sam’s likeness on the children’s menus at the Morse Mountain Grille. Dixie’s Knoll gentle slope is named after longtime Smuggs ski instructor Dixie Knoll.

Eireann and her sister Marie, from Ontario, having fun on Sam’s Run
Snowflakes and sun on the Morse Highlands Lift
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Can’t get enough of that FLUFFY STUFF!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. SNOW! Close to half a foot of the fluffy stuff in the past 24 and it’s still dumping!! I liken the skiing/riding experience to Marshmallow, Cream Cheese, Dream Cloud Flotation and I’m not hungry or on drugs.

Dropping into Upper Morse Liftline. Hero Snow makes me look like an expert.
Snow covered skis.
Snowmaking whales on Sam’s Run.
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Snowmaking around the clock

Fan gun at the tubing hill near the base of the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift

We are presently making snow on Dixie’s Knoll, Sam’s Run, Riglet Park, Tubing Hills, and Log Jam. Today we plan to have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating, Sterling, Madonna II, Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift to the summit. We now have 21 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We received an inch of new snow last night, 5 inches in the past 24 hours, and 15 inches in the past 5 days. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 12 to 48 inches.

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Just getting started

StormTotalSnowNew Snow

We received 1 to 2 inches of new snow this morning with much more to come!

Weather

Currently, it is snowing hard and 28 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today ‘s forecast is snow with 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible and temperatures between 27 and 35 degrees. Tonight’s forecast is snow with another 6 to 10 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is snow and another 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible.

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Mogul Mouse working the snow magic!

Lifts and Trails

Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We have 65 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches.¬† 27 trails have been groomed for today, including Drifter, Sam’s Run, and Thomke’s for a grand total of 127 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Bluebird skies

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Lower Morse Liftline

Lifts and Trails

We are 99 percent open. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 77 out of 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 35 trails¬† have been groomed for today, including Drifter, Ruthie’s, Bootlegger, Sam’s Run, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 139 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is 15 degrees at the summit of Sterling with beautiful sunny skies and winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 15 and 28 degrees.

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Fresh snow

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Snow Sport University Snowboard Instructor Violette with her fuzzy companion

New Snow

We received 3 to 4 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 318 inches this season so far.

Lifts and Trails

We are 99 percent open. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 41 trails tonight, including Smugglers’ Alley, Goat Path, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 145 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Mogul Mouse working the snow magic

Weather

Currently it is partly sunny and 12 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of snow showers in the afternoon with temperatures between 4 and 21 degrees.

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Hannah is happy about the new snow

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Lidia cruising down Sam’s Run