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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.

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More snow overnight

We received another 4 inches of new snow last night, 10 inches in the past 24 hours, 28 inches in the past 3 days, and 86 inches this season so far! Sterling Mountain is 100 percent open with amazing conditions. More powder photos to come once the lifts are turning!

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Just keeps getting better!

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Top of the Notch Building at the summit of Sterling

Snow

We received 12 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 2 feet in the past 2 days, and 82 inches this season so far! There are snow showers in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow temperatures will be between 22 and 32 degrees. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 14 to 40 inches.

Lifts and Trails

The Sterling lift and Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpet will be operating tomorrow with 32 trails open. Sir Henry’ s Learning Hill is open for beginners. This weekend we plan to have the Madonna I lift operating, which will almost double our trail count!

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Matt finds some nice snow on Practice Slope

Events

24th Annual BrewFest, Part 1 is Saturday, December 8th in the Meeting House from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Our BrewFest highlights some of our state’s excellent breweries plus regional favorites and craft ciders. Enjoy samples from Stony Creek, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, Angry Orchard Cider, and Truly Spiked and Sparkling. If your tastes run closer to home, don’t miss samples from Vermont’s own Long Trail, Magic Hat, Otter Creek, Shed, Boyden Valley, Citizen Cider, Zero Gravity, and more. More breweries are being added; stay tuned! A DJ spins the tunes and the Mountain Grille puts on a tasty appetizer buffet. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. For information go to our events page.

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Tony having fun in the glades

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Tim playing in the powder

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Bruce getting down on Full Nelson

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Manny loving all the fresh snow

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Another beautiful day at Smuggs

 

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Snowmaking on Lower Morse Liftline

Today we plan to have 3 lifts operating with 58 trails open.  The Sterling Lift and Sir Henry’s Magic Carpet will operate during regular weekend scheduled hours.  The Madonna I Lift will be open today from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. 15 out of the 58 trails have been groomed for today, including Thomke’s Express and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 52 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies with a high of 36 degrees. We actually have an inversion this morning. The temperature at the summit of Sterling is higher than the temperature in the Village. It’s currently 28 degrees at the summit of Sterling and 20 degrees in the Village.

 

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Sir Henry’s Learning Hill

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Today is the Opening Day of the 2018 – 2019 Winter Season!

 

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A great way to start the season off with tons of snow and sunshine!

We have 3 lifts operating the Madonna I lift, the Sterling lift, and Sir Henry’s Magic Carpet today. We have 58 trails open with the best coverage I’ve seen for this time of year! Sterling Mountain is 100 percent open and Madonna only has a few closed trails. The Madonna I lift is now loading and will be open till 2:00 pm this afternoon. We plan to have the Madonna I lift open tomorrow from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm again. Snowmaking continues on Morse Mountain with our snowmakers getting ready to light up Garden Path.

 

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Amazing conditions

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Official first chair of the season

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We plan to run the Madonna I and Sterling lifts this weekend

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Nice bumps on Full Nelson

Today started off pretty foggy, but the snow was good. The fog lifted by the afternoon and we even saw some partly sunny skies for a little while. The temperature almost reached 40 degrees at the summit of Sterling today, so we had some great spring conditions.  The soft spring conditions made it fun to attack the steeper trails like Upper Pipeline, Chute, Smugglers’ Alley, Full Nelson, Snake Bite, and Bootlegger.

We have some snow on the way this weekend. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for periods of snow and sleet 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible with temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees. There is more snow in the forecast for Saturday night into Sunday with another 3 inches of accumulation possible.

 

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James Miller takes flight

For Closing Weekend we plan to have both the Madonna I and Sterling lifts operating. We plan to have 39 trails open for intermediates and experts.

 

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Upper Pipeline