Conditions as of February 21, 2018 at 2:45 PM EDT
Primary Surface: Corn Snow
Secondary Surface: Wet Packed
Whether you liked it or not, spring sprung in a big way today. I was torn between loving the wicked fun corn snow and wishing for winter's return. Luckily, seasonable temps will be making a comeback this evening; which, as you might guess, will cause trails to firm up overnight. The good news is this isn't our first rodeo and our groomers will have the engines fired up ready to go tonight. I wouldn't exactly call it bad news, however, you will have to be a little patient in the morning as far as looking for open terrain. If all goes well, Sluice to Tote Road will be ready for opening and the rigs will continue to work into the morning.
As evening approaches, we will see a few clouds roll in and the possibility of a shower. Thursday is expected to be a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures dipping to 29-33 degrees at the base and 19-23 degrees at the summit. Wind will change to the northwest and be calm.
Cooler weather means the return of snowmaking as well. The crew plans to hit the hill early and have the snow guns fired up on Tote Road and Kings Landing.
The vacation lift schedule continues with all thirteen on the list to turn starting at 8am. Heads up for our Gold Plus Passholders; First Tracks is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning beginning at 7:30am. However, it will take place on the SuperQuad only and you may be limited as far as terrain goes. I'll give you an update in the morning. If you'd like to stay up-to-date on the status of lifts, click here, or follow @SugarloafSnow on Twitter.
With just a few days left of February Vacation, you'll want to make sure you check out the high flying frisbee dog show, Gifford's ice cream tasting, live music and more.
The trails at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center are open for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and fat biking. You can check their Conditions Page for more details.
Winter will return, my friends.
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