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Groom! Groom!! Groom!!!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. All 29 of our open trails have been groomed for today, including Smugglers’ Alley, Birch Run, and Log Jam. Due to snowmaking on Upper Chilcoot, Madonna I will be closed. We’ll have 6 lifts operating, including Madonna II, and terrain for all abilities. Ski U soon.

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Top to bottom on all 3 mountains

Tomorrow, we plan to have 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We now have 48 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 28 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, Waterfall, Curley’s Cutback, Thomke’s, and Dixie’s Knoll, for a total of 114 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable, with average base depths of 12 to 36 inches. Tonight’s forecast is snow showers with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of flurries early, mixed later in the day, with a high of 30 degrees at the base and 26 degrees at higher elevations. I can’t wait to head up Madonna Mountain and check out Upper FIS tomorrow.

Mulcahy’s Link
Ski and ride
Can you name this trail? I will post the answer tomorrow.
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Good morning

Today we plan to have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. The Madonna I Lift will be closed today, tomorrow, and maybe Wednesday for snowmaking operations. We have 38 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 27 trails have been groomed for today, including Smugglers’ Alley, Black Snake, Dixie’s Knoll, Howie’s Wanderer, McPherson’s, and Lower FIS for a total of 113 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable, with average base depths of 12 to 36 inches. Currently, it is cloudy and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Today’s forecast calls for cloudy skies with a chance of a snow shower early in the day, a high of 28 degrees at the base and 22 degrees at higher elevations. Today, we plan to make snow on Upper FIS.

Lower Morse Liftline
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Have Guitar will… SKI!

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Worked on a video for Ski Shanty today with Thaddeus and Caleb. It’s a sea shanty about skiing at Smuggs and name-checks the trails Rumrunners’, Bootleggers’, and Smugglers’ Alley. Garrett of the Marketing Department did the artwork. The song was inspired by Smuggs Guest Kim Reigel.

We have top-to-bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with terrain for all abilities! We plan to have 5 lifts operating tomorrow (including Madonna I), with 65 trails open and 27 trails groomed (including Upper Chilcoot and Snake Bite).

There is a Winter Weather Advisory tonight through Wednesday night that includes snow (2-4″ possible), a wintry mix, and high winds. Due to that weather, all Uphill Access will be closed from Wednesday night through Saturday morning. Tonight, there is Uphill Access on Morse from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Wednesday on Sterling from 5:30 am – 7:30 am.

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Freshly groomed terrain

17 trails have been groomed for today, including Thomke’s and Smugglers’ Alley, for a total of 80 acres. We are presently making snow on Lower Chilcoot and Curley’s Cutback. Currently, it is foggy and 17 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast calls for skies to become partly sunny, with a high of 28 degrees at the base and 25 degrees at higher elevations. We received 2 inches of new snow overnight. Today, we plan to have Village Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, Sterling Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider all operating. We have 25 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine-groomed and variable, with average base depths of 14 to 38 inches.

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Corduroy Blue Morning

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. 74 acres of freshly groomed terrain await you! 17 trails have been corduroy-ed for today, including Smugglers’ Alley and Snake Bite. 24 open trails offer terrain for Green Circles, Blue Squares, and Black Diamonds. Today’s forecast is cloudy and breezy with snow showers – highs of 25 at the Base and 21 at the Summit. Ski you soon!

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Great day on the slopes

I would like to shout out to our groomers for another job well done! I had a blast today on both Smugglers’ Alley and Snake Bite. The conditions are good and are going to get even better. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for snow showers of 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible, with a high of 27 degrees at the base and 22 degrees at higher elevations. Temperatures will be falling throughout the day. Tomorrow, we plan to have the Village Lift, Sterling Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider all operating. We have 15 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We plan to open more terrain this weekend. All 15 trails will be groomed for tomorrow that’s a total of 63 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and loose granular with average base depths of 12 to 36 inches. Currently, it is cloudy and 25 degrees at the summit of Sterling.

Treasure Run
Some cool rime ice at the top of Thomke’s Express
The usual spot on Upper Rumrunner
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Clouds in the valley

The view from the top of Smugglers’ Alley

We have one more day of warmer weather before the cold air returns. Currently, it is cloudy and 39 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for a chance of fog and rain with a high of 40 degrees. Rain turns to snow tomorrow night, with 1 to 2 inches of new accumulation possible. There may be some delayed lift openings on Saturday morning due to the late freeze and grooming operations. The falling temperatures will allow us to resume our snowmaking operations this weekend. Tomorrow, we plan to have Sterling Lift, Village Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider all operating. We have 14 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 11 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Sam’s Run, Magic Learning Trail, and Treasure Run, for a total of 48 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine-groomed and variable, with average base depths of 10 to 34 inches.

Uphill Update:

We are tentatively planning to have Morse Mountain open on New Year’s Eve from 9:30 pm to 1:00 am for uphill travel. Please be aware of possible snowmaking operations on Midway. We plan to make a final decision tomorrow afternoon.

Be careful; smiles are contagious!
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Nice soft conditions

I went snowboarding this morning on Morse Mountain. I had a blast doing short radius turns on the fresh corduroy. I switched into my ski gear next and headed up to Sterling. I enjoyed the steep pitch of the Alley and cruiser runs on Rumrunner. Currently, it is foggy and 38 degrees at the summit of Sterling, with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for cloudy skies and a chance of a little rain, with a high of 42 degrees at the base and 40 degrees at higher elevations. Tomorrow, we plan to have Sterling Lift, Village Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift all operating. We have 14 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 11 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Garden Path and Treasure Run, for a total of 50 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine-groomed and variable, with average base depths of 12 to 36 inches.

Smugglers’ Alley