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Wyndham takes to the slopes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWyndham Senior Sales Rep Scott Tobin takes a break from his desk to enjoy some sunshine and corduroy! I was taking in the beautiful views at the summit of Madonna and all of the sudden Scott appeared. We took a few runs together on Madonna and Sterling. We did a nice long cruiser run on Upper Chilcoot to Mulcahy’s Link. We skied Upper Pipeline next and it was in great shape. It was groomed last night and is skiing fantastic.  As a matter of fact all three photos of Scott were taken on Upper Pipeline.  We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 4 lifts operating. We have 54 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. 139 acres of freshly groomed terrain.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains

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Snow Sport University Ski Lesson on Sterling

I would have to say that spring has sprung. Today’s conditions were soft, from the bottom all the way to the top of Madonna.  I had a great day with my friends Tony and Ken! We skied Sally’s Alley, Upper FIS, Bootlegger, Smugglers’ Alley, Black Bear, Upper Chilcoot, and Lower Exhibition.  Bootlegger was groomed a few nights ago and is skiing really well. I’m amazed with the size of the drift on Upper Chilcoot at the entrance to Sally’s Alley. You can see the drift in the photo to the right with Tony, who is 6 feet tall standing on the drift. We have tons of snow, which will make for some great spring skiing and riding!

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Huge drift of snow at the entrance to Sally’s Alley on Upper Chilcoot

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 67 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are spring conditions and machine-groomed with average base depths of 20 to 50 inches. We plan to groom 28 trails tonight, including Ruthie’s, Snow Snake, and Thomke’s for a grand total of 122 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is partly cloudy and 34 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is cloudy skies with a chance of some scattered showers and temperatures between 38 and 50 degrees.

Events

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Ken skiing the steeps of Sally’s Alley

March 30 and 31 Black Bear Après Sport Party

Black Bear Tavern 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The location for Upper Mountain off-slope fun! Choose from 20 different beers on tap, plus a wide selection of bottled beer. Join us at 2:00 pm for après sport entertainment – Goodtime Charlie hosts with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Weekend draft beer specials from Pabst Blue Ribbon. Ages 21 & older.

March 30 Friendly Freeski Challenge

Madonna I Lower Lift Line below Mid-Station 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Skiers and Snowboarders will compete against each other during the Smuggs Friendly Freeski Challenge. Grouped by age. Cost: $20 plus optional $5 for Most Memorable Run Contest. $59 lift ticket vouchers available for competitors and family.

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Tony having fun on Bootlegger

Most Memorable Run Contest: $5 to enter the most memorable run contest. Lots of awesome prizes to compete for!
Schedule of Events:
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration – Smugglers’ Notch Ski Club
9:00 am – 9:15 am Mandatory Athletes meeting – outside club
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Venue inspection
11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Competition
4:00 pm – Awards and Potluck 

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Spring conditions

March 30 National Laser Tag Day

FunZone 2.0 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

March 28, 2019 it is National Laser Tag Day! We will be celebrating this glorious day on Saturday, March 30 by offering $5 games per person all day.

Sterling Mountain Practice Slope 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Smugglers’ Notch Ski & Snowboard Club invites skiers (21 & older) to bash gates and relive their glory days with a qualifying GS course beginning at 9:30 am (two runs; best run of two) followed by a pro-style dual SL course for the top 16 men and the top 8 women. The equipment doesn’t have to be “old,” just the racers. Hamburger/hot dog barbecue and beverages included in the entry fee of $35. Registration takes place from 9:30 am – 10:00 am. 1st Qualification run: 10:30 Running order women (oldest to youngest), then men (oldest to youngest).

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Spring conditions

 

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Snow Sport University Ski Instructor Justin Falkenburg at the summit of Madonna with his class

Today the temperature got up to 41 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Everything was softening up and was skiing well.  The Headwall was open, Freefall was open from the top, and Madonna Liftline was open from Catwalk. I ran into my good friends Lenny and Nikki this afternoon. We took a few runs on Madonna together. We started off with a cruiser run on Upper Chilcoot. Nikki skied Waterfall for the first time and did great!

 

Lifts and Trails

We are 100 percent open. Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna 1 Lift. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are spring conditions and machine-groomed with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 28 trails tonight, including Chilcoot, Dixie’s Knoll, and Black Snake for a grand total of 125 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

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Nikki skiing Upper Chilcoot

Weather

Currently it is cloudy and 38 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 15 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of mix with temperatures between 34 and 49 degrees.

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Snow Sport University Ski Instructor Matt McCawley gap jumping from drift to drift on Upper Chilcoot

 

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100 percent open

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Sterling and Mount Mansfield seen from Lower Catwalk

Lifts and Trails

Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating. We have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Freefall, the Black Hole, and Madonna Liftline are open from the traverse on Upper FIS. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. Tonight we plan to groom 35 trails, including Bootlegger, Snow Snake, and Ruthie’s for a grand total of 138 acres of freshly groomed terrain.

Weather

Currently it is sunny and 35 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 and temperatures between 27 and 46 degrees.

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This was one of the only clouds I saw all day

Events

This weekend we have many events like the Friendly Freeski Challenge, the Blast from the Past, and more many! For all the details check out our events page.

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Tele Timmy on Upper Chilcoot

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Sunny and beautiful

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Family skiing Lower Catwalk

Currently it is 35 degrees at the summit of Sterling with sunshine and winds of o to 5 mph. Today’s forecast is mostly sunny skies with a high of 42 degrees. Top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. 65 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Great conditions!

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Upper Chilcoot and Catwalk

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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.