Last night we made snow on Meadowlark, the Practice Slope, Lower Morse Liftline, Sir Henry’s Learning, and the base area of the Village Lift. We continued making snow on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill this morning to take advantage of the colder temperatures. Our groomers smoothed out the snowmaking whales and Sir Henry’s was open this afternoon. The weather is going to be a little wild tonight and tomorrow. Tonight’s forecast is calling for snow, freezing rain, and sleet before midnight then turning to rain after 1 am. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with rain before noon and a high of 57 degrees. Temperatures fall tomorrow night and stay colder for the near future with snow in the forecast for Saturday. Tomorrow we plan to have 3 lifts operating; Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift open to mid-station. We have 10 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 9 out of the 10 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s a grand total of 28 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and loose granular with average base depths of 6 to 32 inches.
We have 2 lifts operating today, the Morse Highlands Lift and Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet. We have 50 skiable trails and 9 lift accessible trails open today. Sterling Lift, Madonna I Lift, Madonna II Lift, Village Lift, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift are presently on wind hold. All 9 trails have been groomed for today, including Dixie’s Knoll and Log Jam. Surface conditions are spring conditions and machine groomed with average base depths of 12 to 48 inches. Currently, it is cloudy and 44 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 25 to 45 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of rain in the afternoon with a high of 49 degrees.
We have 3 lifts operating today, Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift to mid-station. We have 9 trails open, including Smugglers’ Alley, 30 acres of freshly groomed terrain. We plan to have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains this weekend.
We plan to open this Friday, November 29th.
We plan to have the Sterling Lift and Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpets operating with terrain for beginners, intermediates, and experts. Our snowmakers have done a wonderful job and things are looking great for Friday. Sir Henry’s Learning Hill is just loaded with snow and is ready for beginners. Private lessons are available with our Snow Sport University Instructors starting on Opening Day. On Sterling Mountain, we plan to have Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Smugglers’ Alley, Treasure Run, Lower Exhibition, and Lower Rumrunner all open. More trails may be open with snow in the forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving and to celebrate we have many activities. For all the details on our Thanksgiving Family Celebration just go to www.smuggs.com/pages/fall/activities/thanksgiving-schedule.php
3 Mountain Outfitters is having a Black Friday Sale from 8:00 am till 8:00 pm. Stop by after your first day on the mountain where you will find items discounted up to 50% off!
I would like you to meet John. John is not quite 3 years old yet, but has 30 days in this season! John loves snowboarding and he also loves trucks. He combined the two and calls snowboarding “snowcating.” It was wonderful to meet you John and I hope you get many more days in this season!
I have been working as a helper for Snow Sport University this week. Our group is between 4 and 6 years old. We started on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill on Monday morning. We made sure we could all turn and stop before venturing onto the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift. We then started with mid station runs on Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift. Yesterday we had a blast on the Magic Learning Trail, Wanderer, Lower Morse Liftline, and King Billy’s Bob Den. Today we did a warm up run to mid station before we headed to the top of the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift. We then skied around the world, which is Midway to Curley’s Cutback and then to Meadowlark. We also had a great time in Yellow Cat’s Lair and skiing the glades off the Magic Learning Trail. Tomorrow’s fun includes more runs before the World Famous Cookie Race on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill.
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, including the Madonna I Lift. We have 77 out of 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. The Black Hole, Freefall, and Madonna Liftline are open from the traverse on Upper FIS. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 42 trails tonight, including Shuttle, Ruthie’s, Snow Snake, Wanderer, Smugglers’ Alley, and Hangman’s Drop.
Currently it is 26 degrees with partly sunny skies and winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with increasing clouds and temperatures between 27 and 48 degrees.
I would like you to meet Tom. Tom is from New Jersey and is here at Smuggs vacationing with his family. I was lucky enough to ride Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift with Tom this morning. As soon as we got on the lift we hear “Hey Dad.” It was Tom’s daughter, who was taking a lesson on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill. Tom told me about the progress his daughter has made with her turns and that she is now skiing without a tie on her tips. Tom also told me that he is a member of the Central Jersey Ski Club. Tom has been to many resorts with the Club and one of the things that he likes most about Smuggs is the amazing terrain! Thank you for the entertaining lift ride Tom and enjoy your stay here at Smuggs!
Snowmaking resumes on Morse Mountain today. Tonight we plan to make snow on Sir Henry’s, Magic Learning Trail, Garden Path, Snow Snake, and the top of Morse. Tomorrow we plan to make snow on Garden Path, Lower Morse Liftline, and Snow Snake.
We received an inch of new snow today, 11 inches in the past week, and 142 inches this season so far.
Lifts and Trails
Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating. We now have 32 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 27 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Lower Chilcoot, Dixie’s Knoll, and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 116 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 12 to 40 inches.