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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

st. pattyWe have a bunch of events this weekend!

Saturday, March 17
FREE Family Fun Race – Who’s the fastest in your family? Find out on our timed race course sponsored by HearthStone Stoves! 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Lower Madonna Liftline.

St. Paddy’s Day Lucky Leprechaun Challenge — Wear green, meet the Leprechaun on the slopes, and get raffle tickets for a chance to win. Join Goodtime Charlie at the Black Bear for music, door prizes, 12 beers on tap and giveaways from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm! Go to Bootleggers’ Lounge at 4:30 pm, submit all your tickets and relax with 50% off appetizers and drink specials while you wait for your chance to win.

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party – The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Bud Light. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It’s a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

Sunday, March 18
FREE Family Fun Race – Who’s the fastest in your family? Find out on our timed race course sponsored by HearthStone Stoves! 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Lower Madonna Liftline.

Black Bear Tavern Après Sport Party – The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Check out the expanded draft line-up featuring Bud Light. Beginning at 2:00 pm, Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings. It’s a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals. Ages 21 & older.

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun

st.pattySt. Paddy’s Day Lucky Leprechaun Challenge — Wear green, meet the Leprechaun on the slopes, and get raffle tickets for a chance to win. Join Goodtime Charlie at the Black Bear for music, door prizes, 12 beers on tap and giveaways from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm! Go to Bootleggers’ Lounge at 4:30 pm, submit all your tickets and relax with 50% off appetizers and drink specials while you wait for your chance to win.

We received 5 inches of new snow today and 52 inches in the past 4 days! The conditions are fantastic and we are 100 percent open. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and all 78 trails open.  38 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Ruthie’s, Timberrr, and Thomke’s for a grand total of 145 acres of freshly groomed terrain. The forecast is calling for another inch of snow tonight and another inch tomorrow.

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Epic conditions

 

snowshoe dinner

Snowshoe Adventure Dinner Fun

My wife Harley’s birthday was yesterday and to celebrate we did the Snowshoe Adventure Dinner with our good friends Tony and Joie. I love being on top of the mountain after the lifts have closed. Everything is quiet and peaceful. The view of Sterling Pond from the lean-to was beautiful last night with all the snow falling. We had a wonderful time exploring Sterling while David and Nate of the Hearth & Candle Restaurant were preparing our meals. After our hike we headed back to the Top of the Notch building for a wonderful candle lit meal. David and Nate put a candle in Harley’s dessert, then we all sang Happy Birthday!  I think that Harley’s birthday wish must have been snow, because we sure do have some!

 

 

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Some of the best conditions of the season

We received 23 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 31 inches in the past 2 days, 56 inches in the past week, and 265 inches this season so far!  The National Weather Service is saying that we could see another 8 inches of new snow by 8 am tomorrow morning. Tomorrow’s forecast is also calling for snow with another 3 inches of accumulation possible and temperatures between 20 and 32 degrees. We are 100 percent open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 40 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper Drifter, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 150 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

 

 

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Madonna Liftline

We have many events this weekend like the St. Paddy’s Day Lucky Leprechaun Challenge on Saturday, March 17th — Wear green, meet the Leprechaun on the slopes, and get raffle tickets for a chance to win. Join Goodtime Charlie at the Black Bear for music, door prizes, 12 beers on tap and giveaways from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm! Go to Bootleggers’ Lounge at 4:30 pm, submit all your tickets and relax with 50% off appetizers and drink specials while you wait for your chance to win. We are giving away $5000 worth of prizes!

 

 

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Snow Sport University class headed into the Sugar woods