Somebody shook the snow globe


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.


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.


Snow in the forecast for tomorrow

NoaaThe Forecast from the National Weather Service

Freezing rain before 11 am, then rain. High near 40.
Rain likely before 3 am, then rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Snow showers likely, mainly before 10 am. Patchy dense freezing fog after noon. Mostly cloudy, with temperatures falling to around 13 by5 pmm. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

New Snow

We received 1 to 2 inches of new snow overnight and 12 inches in the past week. The new snow that we received last night is going to make big difference.

Lifts and Trails

The Madonna I Lift, Madonna II Lift, and Village Lift are presently on wind hold. Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift and Sterling Lift are now loading. The Sterling T-Bar will open today at 10 am. Morse Highlands Lift is now open. We have 25 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 22 trails have been groomed for today, that’s a grand total of 96 acres of freshly groomed terrain.


Last night we made snow on Meadowlark and Lower Chilcoot. We plan to resume snowmaking on Saturday night.


Spring conditions


Ski Patroller Chris Heimert enjoying the soft conditions on Black Snake

The mild temperatures today made the snow nice and soft.  I had a blast carving up Black Snake and Practice Slope. I love how the Practice Slope is nice and wide so you can lay out some huge GS turns.  The knob on skier’s right above mid point of the T-Bar is always fun to fly off.

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 51 trails with terrain for all ability levels. 38 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s 140 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly to mostly sunny skies with a high of 26 degrees.


Fun on Sterling


Armand finds some nice snow to play in on Treasure Run

I had a good time at Zone Terrain Park and Practice Slope this morning.  The Sterling T-Bar was running today and the kids were just making laps.  The T-Bar makes it easy to do another run in the course or work on a new trick in the terrain park. Many skiers and riders use the T-Bar to access Birch Run Terrain park also, but always watch for traffic when crossing other trails.  I had a great time this afternoon catching up with good friends Armand, Lidia, and Tony.  Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating.  We have 44 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Lower FIS will be closed tomorrow for construction of the Flowground Terrain Park.


Lidia skiing by the ice flow on Thomke’s

34 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS, Smugglers’ Alley, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 134 acres of freshly groomed terrain.  Birch Run, Log Jam, and Zone Terrain Park are all open. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for light snow an inch of accumulation possible with a chance of mix precipitation and temperatures between 28 and 37 degrees.



Dusting of new snow on the roof of the Top of the Notch building


Race training on the Practice Slope