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Somebody shook the snow globe

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We have 77 skiable trails and 42 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift, Madonna II lift, Village lift, and  Mogul Mouse’s Magic lift are presently on wind hold. We have 4 lifts operating today, Sterling, Sterling T-Bar, Morse Highlands, and Sir Henry’s Glider. The Sterling lift will be operating a little slower than usual. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches.

Weather

Currently it is snowing and 18 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 25 to 35 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible with some mix, breezy, and temperatures between 20 and 33 degrees.

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Smuggs Family Members

 

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Mike with two of his sons at the summit of Sterling

I would like you to meet Mike and his family, who are from Philadelphia. I was about to get on the Sterling Lift this afternoon as a single rider when Mike skied up and joined me. We had a great conversation on the chair lift ride. Mike told me that he and his family have been coming to Smugglers’ Notch for 23 years! Mike went on to tell me how much he and his family enjoy skiing here at Smuggs. He also said that all of his kids have taken ski lessons here. The best part is that Mike did not recognize me until we were almost to the top of Sterling. It wasn’t until he asked me what I do here at Smuggs. Another thing Mike told me was that how happy it makes him that his grown kids would rather ski with their father and siblings then to ski with their friends. It was wonderful to meet you and your family Mike. Enjoy the rest of your stay and we look forward to your return.

 

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We have 77 out of 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 40 trails tonight including Drifter, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 150 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Skiing and riding on all 3 mountains

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Magic Learning Trail

Lifts and Trails

We now have 6 lifts operating, Sterling, Madonna II, Village, Mogul Mouse, Morse Highlands, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We have 46 skiable trails and 38 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift is presently on hold. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches.

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Another gorgeous day

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Lower Morse Liftline

Lifts and Trails

We have 78 skiable trails and 65 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift is presently on cold hold. We have 7 lifts operating today, Madonna II, Sterling, Mogul Mouse, Morse Highlands, Village, Sir Henry’s Glider, and the Sterling T-Bar. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 28 to 60 inches. 37 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 145 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is sunny and -2 at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 30 mph. Today’s forecast is sunny skies with temperatures between 1 and 16 degrees.

Events

Black Bear Apres Sport Party is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Black Bear Tavern starting at 2 pm. The weekend draft special is Woodchuck.

Free Family Fun Race is Saturday and Sunday on Lower Madonna Liftline from 11 am till 2 pm. Races are being sponsored by Hearthstone Stoves.

Essex High School Winter Carnival Race is Saturday, February 2nd. The Essex High School Winter Carnival top high school athletes battle it out on the GS course on the Sterling Mountain Practice Slope.

Super Sunday Celebration Come watch Super Bowl LIII, live from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, at our Big Game Football Party! Settle in to your seats in front of a gigantic television screen and enjoy a half-time Super Sunday Snack Buffet with all your favorite munchies! Doors open at 6:00 pm in the lower level of the Meeting House. Game time 6:30 pm.

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Snowfall totals increase

NoaaThe forecast from the National Weather Service

Today
Rain showers likely before 9:00 am, then snow showers likely. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1;00 am. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Lifts and Trails

Today Sterling Lift and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift will open at 9:00 am. Morse Highlands Lift will open at 10:00 am. The Village Lift and Madonna I Lift are presently on hold. Midway and Meadowlark are closed today and we plan to reopen them tomorrow. Use the shuttle today to get back and forth from the upper mountains. We have 17 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. More trails may open throughout the day.

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Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift is now open for the season!

 

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The Mogul Mouse Crew getting the ramp all buffed up!

Today we have 3 lifts operating: Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift.  We have 36 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We received 6 inches of new snow overnight and 23 inches in the past 6 days. Stay tuned for powder pics once the lifts start turning!

 

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Mogul Mouse has a snowflake for an eye

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It just keeps getting better

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Pete having fun on the Treasure Pitch

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have 3 lifts operating, the Sterling Lift, Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider with 36 trails open. The Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift is now open for the season. We now have four more beginner trails open Garden Path, Lower Morse Liftline, Magic Learning Trail, and Wanderer. 12 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Smugglers’ Alley and Thomke’s for a grand total of 50 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 16 to 48 inches. This weekend we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating, the Madonna I Lift, the Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift with around 60 trails open.

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Happy snowy faces

Snowmaking

Today our snowmakers were busy on Meadowlark, Mulcahy’s Link, Lower FIS, and Lower Madonna Liftline.  Snowmaking will continue tonight and tomorrow on Lower FIS and Lower Madonna Liftline. Our snowmakers will also be concentrating on Midway for the next 24 hours, so it will be closed tomorrow for snowmaking.

 

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The bench overlooking Sterling Pond is pretty much buried

Weather

Tonight’s forecast is calling for snow showers with 2 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of snow showers early then partly sunny skies later in the day with temperatures between 6 and 25 degrees.

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Picture yourself here

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Snowfall and colder temperatures this week

NoaaThe forecast from the National Weather Service

Today
Rain showers likely before 11:00 am, then rain and snow showers likely between 11:00 am and noon, then snow showers after noon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight
Snow showers likely, mainly before 3:00 am. Cloudy, with a low around 11.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 1:00 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers after 7:00 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.
Thursday Night
Snow showers. Low around 9.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 10.

Lifts and Trails

Today we have the Sterling Lift and Sir Henry’s Glider operating. We have 32 trails open with average base depths of 14 to 48 inches. Snow surfaces are variable and machine groomed. 8 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 30 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Snowmaking

The temperature will be falling this afternoon and this evening. Our snowmakers are busy getting ready to head to Madonna Mountain tonight. We plan to make snow on Lower FIS and Mulcahy’s Link.