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Conditions as of March 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDT


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Fast finishes under sunny skies; NorAm finals conclude today.
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8:30AM UPDATE - Timberline and King Pine are on wind hold.  All other scheduled lifts are open.

Good morning Sugarloafers.  Yesterday we received 5-6" of fluffy, dry snow, freshening our trails and glades, and making for a fun-filled day of powdery turns and softening snow surfaces.  My picks of the day were Glancer, Double Bitter and Ripsaw.  All three trails were ungroomed; the new snow filled in the bumps, while the brisk breezes created large wind drifts on the trail sides to play on.  With last night's strong winds there will likely be some new drifts to ski and ride; get out there and get some powder leftovers this morning.

Today we will see mostly sunny skies with cold temperatures; 18-22 degrees at the base and 7-11 degrees at the summit.  Winds will be gusty again today, especially in the morning; you'll want to pack an extra layer or two and your facemask. Be sure to check back here or @SugarloafSnow on Twitter for any wind hold updates this morning.  Tonight the cold air departs and snow showers are forecast for Friday; we could see another inch or two of new snow by Saturday morning, with milder temps on the way for the weekend.

The NorAm competitions got underway yesterday and will continue through today.  This weekend the 2017 US Alpine Championships arrive, bringing the countries best alpine ski racers to the Loaf to compete for national titles. Make sure to check the webpage for all the details, including where spectators can watch, opening/closing ceremonies and schedule of events. Narrow Gauge will be closed this week as the Competition Crew sets gear and gets the trail race ready.  It's going to be a fun, competitive end to the week.

Our team of groomers was out on the hill last night laying out fresh corduroy on 59 trails for your skiing and riding fun Thursday morning. Lift Operations are on their weekday schedule of 9 lifts starting at 8:30am. 

Already bought your 2017/18 New England Pass? That's great news. Haven't purchased it yet? That's OK too; from now until April 30th you can continue to save on the pass. You can even use next years pass through the end of this season, if you buy it now and pay in full.  Short on cash?  You can lock in the lowest price for just $50 down with our payment plan.  Check out all the details here.

The Sugarloaf Outdoor Center is now open daily with both skate and classic skiing. Currently, the skating rink is closed. Check out their Conditions Page for the most up-to-date info and conditions. The Nordic Retail Shop and Rentals are open from 9am-5pm, and the Bull Moose Cafe is open from 10am-3pm.  

Have a great day; I'll see you on the hill.  

Tristan Cuthbert
Snow Reporter
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