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Winter Wonderland

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the top of the Madonna I lift

We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 75 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Beautiful sunny skies with a high of 24 degrees today.  131 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Harley skiing Upper Chilcoot

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Good morning

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Early morning light over the Village

Lifts and Trails

Today we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 75 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Freefall is open from the traverse on Upper FIS. 33 trails have been groomed for today, including McPherson’s, Hibernator, and Black Snake for a grand total of 131 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Lower Hangman’s was groomed last night from Upper Exhibition down to Treasure Run. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches.

Weather

We have a temperature inversion this morning. It is warmer at the top than it is at the bottom. Currently it is 10 degrees at the summit of Sterling with beautiful sunny skies and winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures between 14 and 24 degrees. The sun will work its magic and the temperature should rise quickly.

Snowmaking

Last night we made snow on Link to Sterling, Lower FIS, and skier’s right of Lower Madonna Liftline. Snowmaking continues on Lower FIS today, so it will be closed for the day along with Norwegian Woods.

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Sunshine and fresh snow

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Sometimes you just have to stop and take it all in.

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We now have 58 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 31 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper Drifter, Snow Snake, and Smugglers’ Alley. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 14 to 44 inches.

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Lindsey finds a nice powder stash

 

Weather

Currently it is partly cloudy and 29 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures between 29 and 37 degrees. There is snow in the forecast for Sunday with up to 3 inches of accumulation possible. There is also a chance of a snow storm Tuesday into Wednesday.

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Fresh turns under the Sterling Rock

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Lenny having fun on Pirate’s Plank

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#smuggslove

 

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It is going to be a beautiful day and more terrain just opened

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Nice morning light

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Madonna 1 lift

Lifts and Trails

Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts. We now have 56 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 32 trails have been groomed for today, including Ruthie’s, Curley’s Cutback, and Thomke’s for a grand total of 127 acres of freshly groomed terrain. I just skied Upper Chilcoot, Ruthie’s, Curley’s Cutback, and Meadowlark. The new snow that we received recently mixed in with the existing snow made for some very nice corduroy turns this morning. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 14 to 44 inches.

Weather

Currently it is 23 degrees at the summit of Sterling with partly sunny skies and winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast calling for partly cloudy skies early with increasing sunshine and temperatures between 23 and 36 degrees.

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The Madonna 1 lift

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Bluebird skies

 

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the summit of Madonna

Beautiful sunny skies with a high of 24 degrees. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 31 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Snow Snake is now open. Snowmaking continues on Upper FIS.

 

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Birch Run Fun

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Greg Fatigate with the grab

New Snow

We received 2 inches of new snow last night. The new snow was mixed with sleet which was nice and dense. The wind blew the new snow around a little which, filled in the low spots.

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating. We have 30 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 27 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s a grand total of 108 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 12 to 40 inches.

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Spin with the grab

Weather

Currently it is 37 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 25 mph. Tonight’s forecast is calling for a chance of snow showers with up to 3 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures between 12 and 36 degrees. Temperatures will be falling throughout the day.

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Winter Wonderland

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Dominic taking in the views from the summit of Madonna for the first time. The Presidential Range in New Hampshire is seen in the distance to his left.

New Snow

We received 2 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 10 inches in the past 6 days, and 139 inches this season so far.

Snowmaking

We are presently making snow on Meadowlark and Lower Chilcoot. Snowmaking will continue on these two trails tonight.

Lifts and Trails

Weather permitting tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 30 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 26 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Lower FIS, Curley’s Cutback, and Black Snake for a grand total of 108 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 12 to 40 inches.

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Summit of Madonna Mountain

Weather

Currently it is partly cloudy and 15 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of freezing rain from around 7 am till 11 am, then a chance of rain after 11 am with temperatures between 27 and 40 degrees. Temperatures will increase throughout the day tomorrow.

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Snowmaking continues on Lower Chilcoot

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Madonna I lift

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Getting the mountains ready for you to ski or ride

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New snow being cleared from the ramp of the Village Lift

More Open Terrain

Full Nelson and Highlander Glades are now open. Rumor has it that the skier’s left side of Full Nelson is pretty nice.

New Snow

We received 1 to 2 inches of light fluffy snow overnight, 10 inches in the past 6 days, and 139 inches this season so far!

Lifts and Trails

Today we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift.  We have 29 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 27 trails have been groomed for today including Black Snake, Sam’s Run, and Waterfall for a grand total of 109 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 12 to 40 inches.

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Groomer Dickie Guyette laying down some fresh corduroy on Meadowlark

Snowmaking

Last night we made snow on Lower Chilcoot and Meadowlark. Snowmaking will continue today on Lower Chilcoot. There are still a few snow guns running on Meadowlark this morning.

Weather

Currently it is partly sunny and 8 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for sunny skies with increasing clouds and temperatures between 12 and 24 degrees.

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Snow in the forecast for Saturday and Saturday Night

NoaaThe forecast from the National Weather Service

Saturday
Rain showers likely before 9 am, then snow showers likely. Cloudy, with temperatures falling to around 20 by 5 pm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers before 1 am. Cloudy, with a low around 13.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Lifts and Trails

We have 52 skiable trails and 32 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift and Village lift are presently on wind hold. We have 3 lifts operating today; Sterling lift,  Mogul Mouse’s Magic lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. Surface conditions are variable and machine groomed with average base depths of 18 to 48 inches.