We presently have 3 lifts operating Sir Henry’s Glider, the Sterling T-Bar, and Mogul Mouse. The Madonna I Lift, Madonna II Lift, Village Lift, and Sterling Lift are on wind hold. We have 67 skiable trails and 14 lift-accessible trails open today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.