We received 3 to 4 inches of new snow bringing our snowfall total for the season to 103 inches. Today we plan to have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains. The Madonna I Lift will be closed today due to snowmaking. We plan to have it open again tomorrow. Today we plan to have 5 lifts operating Sterling, Village, Madonna II, Mogul Mouse’s Magic, and Sir Henry’s Glider. The Madonna II lift will have a delayed opening until 10 am today. We have 51 trails open today with terrain for all ability levels. 24 trails have been groomed for today, including Smugglers’ Alley, Snow Snake, and Lower FIS for a grand total of 100 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 12 to 42 inches. Currently, it is -4 degrees at the summit of Sterling with clear skies. Today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with a high of 14 degrees at the base and 8 degrees at the summit. Bundle up and enjoy the wonderful conditions.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Here’s the Snow Report lowdown for today: 9 inches of new snow in the past 4 days, terrain for all abilities, 39 acres of freshly groomed terrain, and Snowmaking around the clock on Morse.
On the “Family Resort” front, it was great to see Sarah and meet her Boston University friends the other day. I’ve known her since she was a 5 year old in Discovery Camp. Welcome Back, Sarah!
We are presently making snow on Midway, Meadowlark, and Garden Path. Tonight looks like some great snowmaking weather with temperatures dropping into the single digits. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with a high of 27 degrees at the base and 22 degrees at the summit. Tomorrow we plan to have 4 lifts operating. The Village Lift and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift are open to mid-station. Sterling Lift and Sir Henry’s Glider are also open. We now have 12 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 6 to 32 inches. 11 out of the 12 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s a grand total of 40 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Uphill travel is closed on Sterling Mountain. Madonna Mountain is open for uphill travel but is not recommended.
It’s nice to see natural snow falling again and thumbs up to these folks who keep it snowing regardless! #thankasnowmaker
Our snowmaking efforts continue on Morse Mountain on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill, Lower Morse Liftline, and Howie’s Wanderer. Conditions permitting, we plan to have beginner terrain open soon on Morse!
Stacy in for Hugh. Don’t worry, he’ll be back soon.
The arrival of snow on the mountain has gotten all of us psyched to see skiing & riding arriving soon to the slopes of Smuggs. It is early season and our snowmakers are on point to make snow when temperatures permit. Temperatures moving forward are variable through Thanksgiving, which may make it difficult to have man-made snow opportunities. We are projecting opening on Friday, November 26, weather-dependent.
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See you on the slopes.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Winter Recess is here. Time to PLAY in the SNOW! Two FEET of SNOW in the past week and snowmaking continues on Curley’s Cutback and Snow Snake. So children, come up and enjoy our winter Playground.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. Our Groomers and Snowmakers never sleep… at least at this time of day at this time of year.
Here’s today’s report in brief: Top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains. 70 trails and 5 lifts including M1. 102 acres of freshly groomed terrain. 22 inches of new snow in the past week. Snowmaking on Morse Mountain. Lower Morse Liftline is open on skiers left.
We received a dusting to an inch of new snow last night and 12 inches in the past week. Currently, it snowing and 10 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Today’s forecast is calling for snow showers with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible and a high of 19 degrees. Today we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 5 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We have 62 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Birch Run Terrain Park is open with 3 jumps, a spine, and a rail. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with base depths of 14 to 46 inches. 24 trails have been groomed for today, including Snake Bite, Curley’s Cutback, and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 105 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Upper FIS is closed today due to snowmaking.
Our snowmakers are now done with Lower Chilcoot. The groomers will be pushing out the snowmaking whales next and we plan to have Lower Chilcoot open this weekend.
Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. With COVID-19, there are some new procedures on the mountain like the ghost lines at the lift corrals and only riding up with the people in your arrival party. But… there are more things that are the same. There’s seeing familiar faces of friends and co-workers like Larry, Dara & Darrell (OK, Darrell is there for comedic effect). There’s a sense of joyful anticipation in Parking Lot 1. And even if it’s not another beautiful day, there’s the unmatched thrill of skiing or riding down the mountain! You know the saying “the worst day of skiing is better than the best day in the office.” It’s time to get FLAKEY!