We plan to open the Sterling Lift, Sir Henry’s Glider, and Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift at 9 am. We plan to open the Madonna I Lift at 9:30 am. It is snowing hard and 23 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 25 mph. Winter storm warning today and tonight. Today’s forecast is calling for heavy snow at times, with 6 to 10 inches of accumulation possible; windy, with a high of 31 degrees at the base and 24 degrees at higher elevations. Winds are forecasted to decrease throughout the day. Weather permitting, today we plan to have 4 lifts operating: Madonna I, Sterling, Mogul Mouse’s Magic, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We have 50 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 8 to 34 inches.


Sunshine Surprise

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. The forecast said increasing clouds… well, they didn’t increase. It was a Sunshine Surprise Day. The 22 groomed trails were skiing great, and some natural snow trails opened around midday! Tomorrow, the Madonna I Lift is back online, which will bring our trail count to 30. All 30 trails will be groomed. SNOW ALERT: 8-18 inches forecasted for Wednesday into Thursday night! Ski U soon.

It was a nice surprise and my good “fortune” to ride the lift and take some runs with my friend and long-time Smuggler, Mike, from New Jersey. His 3 girls all learned to ski here! This is not his family’s normal week – they’re here through Monday for the Solar Eclipse.
Charles (of Madonna I Lift fame), Pippa, and Nilu make a “foray” on skis on Morse Mountain.
Christina aka “Eena” and Discovery Camp kids celebrate Tutu Tuesday.
“Can’t see the trails for the trees.” Sterling Mountain as viewed from Snow Snake on Morse Mountain.

Winter storm on the way!

Rockin’ Ron here. You’ve probably seen and heard that there’s a major winter storm moving across the country. A lot of folks may not want the snow, but we snow sports enthusiasts welcome it… in other words… BRING IT ON! That doesn’t mean that our snowmakers are taking it easy – they’ll have the snow guns going whenever temps permit. Let there be SNOW and MORE SNOW!

We’ve got our fingers crossed and our skis crossed (metaphorically) for a major dump of freshies!

Monster Storm!

Clarkes Madonna tree

Monster Face in a tree on top of Madonna Mtn, in a white out. L to R: Marie, Eire, Eireann.

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. There’s lots of forecasts, prognostications, and Nostradamifications out there, but I’m going with 2 to 3 feet of new snow by Thursday! I got to take epic runs today with my Toronto friends Eire, Erieann, and Marie. The snow was creamy and dreamy and falling steadily. Upper FIS was soft moguls with plenty o’ pow and Playground was carvin-a-licious. Shout out to Rena from Patrol for some advice on ski bindings.