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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.

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SSU and U

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SSU Instructor Dara teaching parallel turns. Photo by Hugh Johnson.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Our award winning Snow Sport University teaches all ages and abilities of skiers and snowboarders. It’s never too late to learn or improve.

SNOW

6 inches of new snow in the past 3 days!

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Morse Mountain Fun

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One of a kind onesie

Lifts and Trails

We have 78 skiable trails and 66 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift is presently on wind hold. We have 7 lifts operating and 43 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 158 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches.

New Snow

We received 2 to 3 inches of new snow last night, 15 inches in the past week, and 303 inches this season so far!

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Snow Sport University Snowboard Instructor Jeremy with his class on Garden Path

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Shred the powder

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Roxy is all smiles over the great conditions

I was on Morse Mountain this morning when I saw this group of young rippers. They were all having so much fun in all the new snow! They were in lessons with Snow Sport University Instructor Christina. I was really impressed with their skill level at such a young age! These riders are only 3 years old and they were riding through the Sugar Woods with ease.

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Ayla riding in the fresh snow

 

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Rose coming out of Way Up High School

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We just opened 24 trails today

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Bird’s eye view of powder riding

Today was fabulous with 9 inches of dense snow overnight topped with another 3 inches of lighter snow during the day. The lower angle trails were my favorite today because you could float on top. You don’t have to speed check as much and you can just make big gentle turns. I can’t wait to do it all over again tomorrow.

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We now have 72 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depth of 24 to 54 inches. 44 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s 158 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Snow Sport University Snowboard Instructor Christina having fun with her class

Weather

Currently it is still snowing and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of light snow early then partly sunny skies with temperatures between 15 and 27 degrees.

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Big snowfall means big equipment