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Sir Henry’s Learning Hill

 

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Snow Sport University

It’s another beautiful day here at Smuggs. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 63 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Currently it is 34 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. We could see a high of 45 degrees today. Spring Conditions!

 

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Spring conditions

 

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Snow Sport University Ski Instructor Justin Falkenburg at the summit of Madonna with his class

Today the temperature got up to 41 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Everything was softening up and was skiing well.  The Headwall was open, Freefall was open from the top, and Madonna Liftline was open from Catwalk. I ran into my good friends Lenny and Nikki this afternoon. We took a few runs on Madonna together. We started off with a cruiser run on Upper Chilcoot. Nikki skied Waterfall for the first time and did great!

 

Lifts and Trails

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 1 Lift. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are spring conditions and machine-groomed with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 28 trails tonight, including Chilcoot, Dixie’s Knoll, and Black Snake for a grand total of 125 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Nikki skiing Upper Chilcoot

Weather

Currently it is cloudy and 38 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 15 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of mix with temperatures between 34 and 49 degrees.

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Snow Sport University Ski Instructor Matt McCawley gap jumping from drift to drift on Upper Chilcoot

 

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Another gorgeous day

 

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Snow Sport University Ski Lesson on Garden Path with Sterling and Mount Mansfield in the background.

We are 100 percent open! We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Beautiful sunny skies with a high of 43 degrees. Currently it is sunny and 33 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Fantastic conditions!

 

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100 percent open

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Tony enjoying some nice snow in the woods

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have all 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. We plan to groom 35 trails tonight, including Ruthie’s, Bootlegger, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 139 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Jay Tisbert and Jeff Spring just after loading the Sterling Lift. Off to make some turns on this beautiful day!

Weather

Currently it is sunny and 22 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures between 15 and 28 degrees.

Events

This weekend we have our Free Family Fun Race on Lower Madonna Liftline from 11 am till 2 pm.

Saturday we have Grass Sticks bamboo pole demo in front of the Base Lodge

 

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This is Don who has been skiing for 63 years! He bought his ski boots back in 1966, they were new and still wears them today.

Sunday Molly Fund Rail Jam at the Zone Terrain Park

 

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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

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Smuggs Family Member

 

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Max at the top of the Village Lift with Madonna Mountain in the background

I like you to meet Max. Max and his family are from Connecticut. Max took a break from skiing for a few years, but is now back at it! Max was telling me how much the ski technology has changed since he use to ski a great deal. Max, his wife, and all three of his girls took lessons today. Max said the lesson made a big difference for him. He has been having a great time exploring all the intermediate trails here at Smuggs. Max said that he will be back to Smuggs with his family next year! I hope you have a wonderful vacation Max and we look forward to your return next season!

 

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Snow Sport University

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Snowboard Instructor Les talking about the next skill to try

We are 99 percent open with 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. Great conditions!

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and then making it happen.

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Top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains

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Snow Sport University Snowboard Lesson on Lower Morse Liftline

Lifts and Trails

We have 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 73 out of 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 47 trails have been groomed for today, including Upper FIS, Snow Snake, and Curley’s Cutback for a grand total of 157 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is -5 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for sunny skies early with increasing clouds later in the day with temperatures between 0 and 13 degrees.