January 10th, 2012
This Saturday, January 14th is the Gravity Control Rail Jam. The event starts at 12:00 noon and will take place by the base of the Madonna II lift. Registration takes place in the Base Lodge from 10:00 am till 11:00 am. The twenty dollar entry fee allows you to compete for cash and prizes! I will see you there!

January 10th, 2012
This Saturday, January 14th is the Gravity Control Rail Jam. The event starts at 12:00 noon and will take place by the base of the Madonna II lift. Registration takes place in the Base Lodge from 10:00 am till 11:00 am. The twenty dollar entry fee allows you to compete for cash and prizes! I will see you there!

January 8th, 2012
We received 2 to 3 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. We are presently making snow around the clock on Lower Chilcoot, Midway, and the Zone Terrain Park. Tonight’s forecast is calling for some good snowmaking temperatures also!

January 6th, 2012
Today Freefall was open from the top! I had to ski it this morning and this afternoon. I love to hug the trees on far skier’s left. The wind usually pushes the snow on to skier’s left, which is true for many of Smuggs trails! The natural snow that we have received in the past week or so has made a big difference in the conditions. Our snowmakers also have been making snow around the clock for days! Meadowlark is now open, so you can ski or ride back to the Village from the Upper Mountains.

January 5th, 2012
Rockin' Ron a-writin' for Hugh. From Parking Attendants to Housekeeping, there are many people and departments that contribute to the guest experience here at Smuggs. At this time, let's single out the SNOWMAKING crew for their herculean efforts. They've been making snow around the clock in cold and often adverse conditions. SNOWMAKING is headed up by Justin Thoelke and includes (in alphabetical order) Justin Allen, Shane Barnes, Dylan Boardman, Nate Burnor, Josh Connor, Donny Eaton, Julie Fredericks, David Gagne, Dan Gilbert, Tyler Hall, Kody Houle, Garrett Koval, Morgan Sasso, Justin Smith, Chris Trefft, Derrick Tomassi, Tim Tomassi, and Lee Warren. We THANK YOU for getting a bunch o' trails open!

January 4th, 2012
Today was a little cold to start off, but that was fantastic for snowmaking! Our snowmakers have been keeping the guns running around the clock on Morse and Madonna. I saw some nice snowmaking whales on Lower FIS today. We plan to make snow on Meadowlark, Midway, and Upper FIS tonight.

January 3rd, 2012
The forecast called for 2 inches of new snow and we got 4 to 8 inches in the past 24 hours! I took a run on Upper Chilcoot early this morning and the new snow on top of the groomed snow was wonderful! I also found some nice drifts to play in. This snow storm made our trail count jump up to 33 trails open! Many trails opened on Sterling today with only natural snow. Full Nelson and Upper Exhibition were a couple of my favorites today. Pssst don’t tell anyone because I'm going to ski again tomorrow.

January 2nd, 2012
We received 1 to 2 inches of new snow last night. I headed straight for the Madonna I lift this morning for a nice long cruise down Upper Chilcoot, Link, and Lower Liftline. I did not make it up to the top until about 10:00 am and I still found some fresh snow to play in on the side of the trail. My next run I took was on Sterling because I wanted to ski Thomke’s. On the lift ride up I could hear the sound of compressed air, which means snowmaking! The snowmakers were busy at work firing up guns on Smugglers’ Alley, Chute, Hangman’s Drop, Upper Pipeline, and Thomke’s Express. The forecasted temperatures for the next few days look great for snowmaking!

January 1st, 2012
Last night we received some strange weather with some freezing fog. The snow that was groomed was fine, but the untouched snow was a little slick. The temperature rose during the day and the snow softened up some. I had a great time skiing the snowmaking whales on Black Snake and Practice Slope. The forecast calls for snow tonight along with colder temperatures. We are expecting 3 to 6 inches of new snow by Tuesday night.