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Another gorgeous day!

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Upper Chilcoot

Lifts and Trails

We are 99 percent open. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 77 out of 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 46 trails for tomorrow, including Bootlegger’s, Upper FIS, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 156 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Groomer Arlo Pouliot pushing out the snowmaking whales on the Upper Zone

 

Weather

Currently it is sunny and 24 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is cloudy skies with a chance of light snow later in the day with temperatures between 21 and 35 degrees.

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William catching some air off the fun box

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Hayleigh having fun on Full Nelson

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Harley enjoying the groomed terrain on Smugglers’ Alley

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Hugh B get a little shifty in the Birch Run Terrain Park

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Winter Wonderland

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Upper Drifter

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 plan to have 74 out of 78 trails open tomorrow with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 42 trails tonight, including Ruthie’s, Sam’s Run, and Harvey’s Hideaway for a grand total of 156 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from the Madonna I lift near the summit

New Snow

We received 6 inches of snow in the past 4 days, 12 inches in the past week, and 312 inches this season so far.

Weather

Currently it is 4 degrees at the summit of Sterling with cloudy skies and winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tonight’s forecast is snow 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies early with gradual clearing and temperatures between 5 and 18 degrees.

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Upper Chilcoot

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7 lifts and 51 trails open

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Brett cruising down McPherson’s

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I lift. We have 51 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. 31 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Upper Chilcoot, Dixie’s Knoll, and Thomke’s for a grand total of 125 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is 29 and cloudy at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of rain becoming snow with temperatures between 27 and 36 degrees. Temperatures will be falling throughout the day.

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Freshly groomed terrain

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100 Piston Bully on Lower Morse Liftline

Lifts and Trails

Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 41 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 37 trails have been groomed for today, including Smugglers’ Ally, Upper Chilcoot, and Snow Snake for a grand total of 145 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Surface conditions are machine groomed and variable with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. Drifter will a have delayed opening this morning. Black Bear is open from Jolly Rodger down and Harvey’s Hideaway is open from Upper Exhibition down. Snake Bite is closed today for a GS High School Race.

Weather

Currently, it is partly sunny and 18 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies early with increasing clouds and a chance of snow or sleet late in the day, temperatures between 12 and 27 degrees.

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Soft conditions

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Upper FIS

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have 67 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are variable and machine groomed with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. 25 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Black Snake, Upper Chilcoot, and Garden Path for a grand total of 111 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Capturing those special memories

Weather

Currently it is 38 degrees at the summit of Sterling with partly cloudy skies and winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a chance of light rain early becoming snow later with temperatures between 25 and 38 degrees, falling throughout the day.

Events

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, and Sunday 10th

 

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Checking out the trail map at the summit of Madonna

Black Bear Apres Sport Party

 

Choose from 20 different beers on tap, plus a wide selection of bottled beer. Join us at 2:00 pm for après sport entertainment – Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings. Weekend draft beer specials from Long Trail.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th

Free Family Fun Race 

On Lower Madonna Liftline from 11 am till 2 pm. Find out who’s the fastest in your family.

 

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Upper FIS

L.L. Bean Bootmobile Mountain Tour

 

Swing by the boot to grab some photos, play games, win swag, and have a chance to win a $300 L.L. Bean gift card. They’ll be on-snow, right by the Gazebo from 10 am till 2 pm!

Wine & Chocolate Weekend at Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits

What could be more lovable than wine & chocolate? An entire weekend filled with wine & chocolate pairings, Valentine’s themed cocktails, champagne cupcakes made with Frontenac Brut Rose, and a variety of locally crafted chocolates sampled and sold to you directly by the Vermont family members that craft Snowflake Chocolates! STiR Chocolates will also be available for sale. PLUS this year we will have Bobber’s Food Truck on site both days for some scrumptious lunch options to pair with your favorite wines! This incredible weekend is sponsored annually by The Vermont Grape and Wine Council. Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits in Cambridge will be the best place to kick-off your Valentine’s day plans from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Join us for our most indulgent event of the year. Contact Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits at (802) 644-8151 or by email at info@boydenvalley.com with questions.

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Powder conditions

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The Shire with a nice blanket of fresh snow

Today we received 3 to 5 inches of new snow and we have received 32 inches in the past week. The new snow has really made a big difference. It started out with wet snow, which stuck to everything. That was perfect because it allowed the existing snow to bond with the new snow. We opened 31 trails this morning, bringing us up to 75 trails! Sterling and Morse Mountain are 100 percent open.

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Looking good

 

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Upper Chilcoot

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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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Freefall, Waterfall, Snowfall

Waterfall Freefall

Freefall as viewed from Waterfall

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. At midday, Madonna I came off wind hold, so I had to grab me some runs up there. My last run was from the top of the mountain back to the Village, like so: Upper Chilcoot > Mulcahy’s Link > Ruthies > Curley’s > Meadowlark. That’s 2,164 feet of vertical and 3 miles of trails, if you’re counting.

I had to stop and see some of my friends in Reservations aka Reso. They are one of the behind-the-scenes departments that keep the Resort going.

SNOW

4″ new snow in the past 24 hours and 16″ in the past week. Snow is in the forecast for most of the week, and I hear that there is an “Upslope” Snow Event that we are well situated for. I’m not sure what that means other than we could get pounded with more snow!

Reso

Some of our Reso staff, L to R: Amanda, Kendall, Max, and Kristy. If you booked your trip on the phone, you may have spoke to one of them.

LIFTS & TRAILS

For Wednesday, we plan to have 6 lifts operating including Madonna I, and 71 trails open. 29 trails/118 acres are scheduled to be groomed for tomorrow.

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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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Mountains of adventure and mountains of fun

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Treasure Run

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 29 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 27 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Smugglers’ Alley, Upper Chilcoot, and Log Jam 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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Thomke’s

Snowmaking

Today our snowmakers were busy on Lower Chilcoot and Meadowlark. Tonight they plan to continue snowmaking on these two trails.

Weather

Currently it is partly sunny and 16 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for sunny skies early with increasing clouds later in the day with temperatures between 15 and 24 degrees.

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360 in Birch Run Terrain Park

Snow

We received a dusting of new snow this morning, 8 inches in the past 5 days, and 137 inches this season so far!

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Old School Daffy