Sterling and Mount Mansfield
I ran into my good friend Phil and his son James in Lot #1 this morning. We did some cruiser runs on Madonna and Sterling. It was great to catch up and make some turns together.
Tonights forecast is snow and sleet with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for more snow and sleet with another 1 to 3 inches of accumulation and temperatures between 21 and 32 degrees.
Phil on Upper FIS
15 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s 68 acres of freshly groomed terrain. We plan to have both the Madonna I and Sterling lifts operating tomorrow with 33 trails open for intermediates and experts.
James on Upper Rumrunner
Dave throwing some snow around on Full Nelson
We received a dusting to an inch of new snow overnight. We have the Sterling lift operating today with 24 trails open for intermediates and experts. 15 trails have been groomed for today, that’s 40 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is mostly sunny skies with increasing clouds and a high of 42 degrees.
Geoff on Full Nelson
Ice flow on Upper Rumrunner
Mount Mansfield seen from Upper Rumrunner
Groomer at the summit of Sterling Mountain Photo credit Jeff Spring of Snow Sport University
Last night our snowmakers laid down a nice blanket of new snow on Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure Run, and Lower Exhibition. This morning our grooming crew was smoothing out the snowmaking whales for your skiing and riding pleasure. Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 34 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. All 34 trails have been groomed for today, that’s a grand total of 145 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Today’s forecast is calling for increasing clouds light snow and sleet with a chance of mix later in the day, temperatures between 26 and 37 degrees. We could see up to 2 inches of new snow Saturday night into Sunday.
Connie with her class on Wanderer
I would like you to meet Connie Douthwaite. Connie is a member of the Snow Sport University here at Smugglers’ Notch. She is a ski instructor who works with 3 to 6 year old children. The neat thing is that 13 years ago Connie was a 6 year old child taking ski lessons here at Smugglers’ Notch. Connie told me that her instructor back then was Larry Arnold who still works here at Smugglers’ Notch as a ski instructor. It is wonderful to see someone who learned to ski here 13 years ago is now teaching the next generation!
Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We now have 36 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Tonight we plan to resume snowmaking on Upper Rumrunner, Crossover, Treasure Run, Lower Exhibition, and the Practice Slope. All 36 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, that’s 145 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for light snow and sleet a dusting of accumulation with a chance of mix later in the day and temperatures between 25 and 35 degrees. Tomorrow we plan to have the Log Jam, Birch Run, and Zone Terrain Park all open.