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Calm before the storm

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Village Lift near the top

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow 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 48 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. 42 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS, Jolly Rodger, and Dixie’s Knoll for a grand total of 151 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is 4 degrees at the summit of Sterling with sunny skies and winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for snow developing late in the day with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible and temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees. Snow continues into Wednesday night with 6″ to 10″ tomorrow night, 3″ to 5″ during the day on Wednesday, and another 1″ to 3″ inches Wednesday night!

Valentine’s Day Special

Show the love – on the slopes at Smuggs with your Valentine. Purchase one Full Day Adult 3 Mountain Ticket and receive one Full Day Ticket (of equal or lesser value) FREE – PLUS a mouth watering Lake Champlain Chocolate for you and your Valentine. Both tickets must be used on February 14, 2019. No other discounts apply.

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Early morning groom

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Groomer on Morse Mountain

Lifts and Trails

We have 46 skiable trails and 30 lift accessible trails open today. The Madonna I lift is on hold. We have 5 lifts operating, Sterling, Mogul Mouse’s Magic, Village, Morse Highlands, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We hope to open the Madonna II lift around11 amm this morning. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches.

Weather

Currently it is cloudy and 30 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of some light rain and temperatures between 28 and 36 degrees.

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Top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Madonna I lift

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 46 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 43 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper FIS, Snow Snake, and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 156 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

 

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Somebody is celebrating

Weather

Currently it is partly cloudy and 20 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of mix precipitation early then a chance of rain later with temperatures between 28 and 36 degrees.

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Beautiful sunny skies

 

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View from the Village Lift with Sterling and Mount Mansfield in the background

145 acres of freshly groomed terrain with packed powder and powder conditions. 19 inches of new snow in the past 3 days and 37 inches in the past week! Bundle up and enjoy all the fresh snow.

 

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Smuggs Family

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI would like you to meet Jenny and Josie Monto. The Monto family is from Delaware and have been coming to Smuggs for the past 17 years!  Jenny is a life long skier and her daughter Josie is also a life long skier. Josie learned how to ski here at Smuggs. Josie decided that she wanted to try snowboarding while they were here at Smuggs. Josie did not want to try snowboarding by herself, so Jenny decided to try snowboarding with her. I met Jenny and Josie at Sir Henry’s Learning Hill where they were getting ready for their lesson. It very nice to meet you and I hope you have a wonderful vacation here at Smuggs!

New Snow

We received 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, 43 inches in the past week, and 270 inches this season so far!

Lifts and Trails

The Madonna I lift, Madonna II lift, and Village lift are presently on cold hold. We have 78 skiable trails and 46 lift accessible trails open today. We have 5 lifts operating today: Sterling , Mogul Mouse, Morse Highlands, Sir Henry’s Wonder Carpets, and the Sterling T-Bar. 43 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 156 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 30 t0 60 inches.

Weather

Currently it is -7 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 25 mph. Today’s forecast is partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of snow showers and temperatures between -8 and +8 degrees. Bundle up and enjoy the great conditions!

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Great conditions

 

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Matt finds some nice snow in the trees on Sterling

We received an inch of new snow today so far with more on the way. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 77 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches.

 

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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