Conditions as of January 27, 2015 at 6:58 AM EDT
Primary Surface: Loose Granular
Secondary Surface: Frozen Granular
Overcast and Breezy
Good morning Sugarloafers! The "Snowmageddon 2015" snowstorm is knocking on our door right now and flakes are beginning to fly here at 6:30am. The storm made a small shift to the east overnight which delayed the first of the snow bands in arriving, and has also decreased our snowfall totals slightly. However, the National Weather Service is still calling for us to end up with 10-14 inches of snow and we'll get our fair share of flakes regardless of small changes in the forecast. The snow will pick up in intensity over the next few hours, and with colder temperatures on tap, we're expecting it to it'll be light, fluffy, blower powder. The best bet for fresh snow and free refills will be this afternoon; if you're planning to drive up, take your time and be careful while driving conditions and visibility are poor. We'll have snow when you get here!
Diving into the nitty-gritty of today's forecasts, temperatures will remain chilly and hover around 13-17 degrees at the base and 7-11 degrees at the summit. As is typical with a Nor'Easter, winds have begun to pick up intensity and will be blowing heavily out of the northeast for the duration of the storm. We do anticipate that there may be a few wind holds today, and we'll have the latest information regarding lift status posted on our Trails & Lifts status page, our @SugarloafSnow account on Twitter and here on the Daily Report.
Our groomers were able to get to a few additional trails overnight to create an even base for the snow to begin piling up on. Our snowmakers were able to run overnight on the upper portion of Narrow Gauge and have started to shut down now that the snow is falling. The Sugarloaf Terrain Park Crew has been working on the Mini Pipe and hope to have it open sometime in the next few days, weather permitting.
The 46th Maine Winter Special Olympics were held all across the mountain yesterday and the many events were all a blast to watch. We would like to thank all the volunteers, families, and friends for helping support the athletes and making the event overwhelmingly successful!
And, for those of you looking for something else to do besides alpine skiing and riding, stop by the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, where you will find 70 kilometers of open trails for classic and skate skiing as well as snowshoeing. The center also boasts a newly renovated ice rink; rentals are available, and they offer pick-up hockey on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The center serves up hearty soups, sandwiches and yummy baked goods in the Bull Moose Cafe. For more details and conditions, head to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center page.
Let. It. Snow.
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