Calm before the storm

View from the Sterling Lift

Due to the predicted high winds and possible power outages lift services will be closed on Friday, December 23rd. We plan to reopen on Saturday, December 24th. There will be delayed openings on Saturday, please check the snow report for the latest information. Happy Holidays and we wish you safe travels.


Your Morning Snow Report

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. 73 of 78 trails are open with terrain for all abilities. 5 lifts are operating today including Madonna I. The forecast is snow showers and a high of 31 degrees. Join us on the slopes.

31 trails – a total of 122 acres – groomed for today.
Existing proof of the 22 inches of snow we received in the past 6 days.


Go with the Floe

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Eireann and her dad Steve near the ice flow at the elbow of Upper Drifter.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh.  Wow… the POW! Today I had the privilege of teaching a class of level 4 skiers. When we went in Whitetail Woods, one of the kids said: “there’s too much powder.” Kids say the craziest things.  Then I met my friends Eireann and Steve from the Toronto area, and we got in some great runs. We found freshies in the glades and on all of the other trails for that matter. Afterwards I went to the daily Snow Report meeting with Mike McAdoo and Eli Moore and they said the word of the day was “butter” – as in the snow was as smooth as butter.  However you describe, it was easy to go with the flow.


8 inches in the past 24 hours and 15 inches in the past 3 days.


For Wednesday we plan to have 6 lifts operating – including Madonna I – and 77 of 78 trails open.


43 trails / 154 acres to be groomed for Wednesday.


News & Reviews from the Snow Report Desk

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You’re my blues sky, you’re my sunny day. Madonna as seen from Midway.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Lots of things are happening here at the Resort and I couldn’t come up with a theme. So, this’ll be a grab bag blog.

CONDITIONS UPDATE: Mark Delaney of Mountain Operations says “Wednesday afternoon through Thursday brings another warm-up. This may allow us to get more skiing open if it softens, especially Thursday afternoon. Friday brings falling temps and maybe some snow, and we’ll be working nonstop Friday night to deliver plenty of groomed terrain for this weekend.”

CELEBRITY SIGHTING: While delivering this morning’s report I ran into former Smugglers’ Notch President Bob Mulcahy. He skies every Wednesday with the 55+ Club. He’s always got a smile to share and a hearty hello. He even has a trail named after him on Madonna Mountain called Mulcahy’s Link.

VALENTINE’S DAY MOMENT: Waterville Elementary School had one of their weekly Learn-to-Ski/Snowboard sessions today. I often visit the school and perform as the Friendly Pirate. I saw our head snowmaker Justin’s daughter and she said “Happy Valentine’s Day Rockin’ Ron!”

WONDER BACK WEDNESDAY: After cruising down Upper Drifter in the sunshine, I called Stacy of IT/PR. We skied it together many years ago with our friends Carol and Nadine. I told her it brought back fun memories. She sarcastically told me “thanks” because she was sitting in the office and not skiing on the mountain.

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Join the Club that all the Kids are talking about!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: I was able to get a run on one of my other favorite trails… Ruthies. This winding trail has some great views and is the best was to get back to Village. I used to be in an office with the Reservations Department in the Sycamores building, which is alongside the Meadowlark trail. I stopped in to see the friendly faces of Cheryl, Kendall, Kristie, and Lanaea. It was a great way to end another beautiful day of skiing.

KIDS’ CLUB: If your family is staying at the Resort this coming weekend, check out Kids’ Club. Stickers, Coloring Book, Coupons and more great stuff for the KIDS!