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Wild wintery weather

We now have skiing and riding on all 3 mountains. We have 5 lifts operating, the Sterling Lift, Madonna 2 Lift, Village Lift, Mogul Mouse‚Äôs Magic Lift, and Sir Henry’s Glider. We now have 38 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Presently it is snowing and 25 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 15 to 30 mph. Today’s forecast is calling for snow and sleet 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible, strong gusty winds with a high of 30 degrees. Tonight’s forecast is calling for more snow another 3 to 5 inches of accumulation possible. We received 3 to 5 inches of new snow so far.

Sir Henry’s Glider
Bench by the Welcome Sign in the Village
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Spring conditions today fresh snow tomorrow

I ran into Ski Instructor Justin Falkenburg at the summit of Sterling this morning. He asked me if we are really supposed to get a snowstorm with a good bit of accumulation. I told him that there is a winter weather advisory starting tonight until Friday morning with up to 14 inches of snowfall total. He told me of course there is because I just took the plow off of my truck. I then thanked him for his sacrifice.

Justin on Upper Rumrunner
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Winter Weather Advisory

Updated snowfall totals

Elev. 2402 ft

Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around 23 by 5 am. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.

Sunday: Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow after 8 am. Temperature rising to near 25 by 10 am, then falling to around 13 during the remainder of the day. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Today we have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with 7 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We now have 44 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 12 to 50 inches. 28 trails have been groomed for today for a grand total of 118 acres of freshly groomed terrain. We are presently making snow on Practice Slope, McPherson’s, Playground, and Upper FIS from Goat Path down to Times Square. Currently it is partly sunny and 0 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph.

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Accumulating Upslope Snow Develops This Afternoon And Continues Tonight

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST

THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM EDT SUNDAY…

StormTotalSnowWeb1We could see up to 10 inches of new snow in the next 24 hours! We are 100 percent open with top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating and all 78 trails open. Robin’s Run is open from the work road down to Freefall. 40 trails have been groomed for today, including Ruthie’s, Black Snake, and Garden Path for a grand total of 152 acres of freshly groomed terrain.