Today was another great day on the slopes. I broke out my old carving snowboard and made some runs on the Village Lift this morning. I was a little rusty, but it all came back to me. I was feeling better even after my first run. It was so much fun to link carved turns on the fresh corduroy! I look forward to getting back out on my Burton Alp again in the near future.
Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. We have 76 out of 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are machine groomed and packed powder with average base depths of 16 to 54 inches. 33 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Goat Path, Snow Snake, and Smugglers’ Alley for a grand total of 143 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Currently it is partly sunny and 17 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 0 to 5 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with a high of 32 degrees. We have our Free Family Fun Race this weekend on Lower Madonna Liftline from 11 am till 2 pm.
I have been working as a helper for Snow Sport University this week. Our group is between 4 and 6 years old. We started on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill on Monday morning. We made sure we could all turn and stop before venturing onto the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift. We then started with mid station runs on Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift. Yesterday we had a blast on the Magic Learning Trail, Wanderer, Lower Morse Liftline, and King Billy’s Bob Den. Today we did a warm up run to mid station before we headed to the top of the Mogul Mouse’s Magic Lift. We then skied around the world, which is Midway to Curley’s Cutback and then to Meadowlark. We also had a great time in Yellow Cat’s Lair and skiing the glades off the Magic Learning Trail. Tomorrow’s fun includes more runs before the World Famous Cookie Race on Sir Henry’s Learning Hill.
Taking time to reflect
Lifts and Trails
We are 99 percent open. 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 77 out of 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. The Black Hole, Freefall, and Madonna Liftline are open from the traverse on Upper FIS. Surface conditions are packed powder and powder with average base depths of 24 to 54 inches. We plan to groom 42 trails tonight, including Shuttle, Ruthie’s, Snow Snake, Wanderer, Smugglers’ Alley, and Hangman’s Drop.
Luke may have a snowy face, but he is in his happy place!
Currently it is 26 degrees with partly sunny skies and winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with increasing clouds and temperatures between 27 and 48 degrees.