October 18, 2018

  • 3:23pm

    Well, I just took my first couple of ski runs for the season. Had to do that final check before opening, if you know what I mean. 

    To get things started, as I was riding Black Mountain Express, I saw a moose in the woods just West of Tower 5. Maybe if you are lucky tomorrow, you might spot this gal. If you do, be sure and stay far, far away. Always give a moose as much room as possible.

    The Terrain Park crew is prepping four features. I am not sure what they will be just yet, but those guys are creative. I am sure it will be fun.

    The snow on High Noon is excellent. The corduroy was fantastic. I had a blast. It feels good to get the legs moving in a new direction. I look forward to seeing many of you soon. Here's to a great season.





  • 9:43am

    Even with all the excitement of opening tomorrow, we are still working hard at getting the Beavers Chairlift finished. The wire rope will be installed over the next couple of days and the rope splice will occur early next week. Soon after the splice, the carriers (the chairs) will be attached to the line. Throughout all of this, there is a lot of work being done by the electricians. We anticipate the Acceptance Test (Load Test) to be completed the first week of November. That gives us plenty of time for a Beavers Chairlift December opening.

    See you skiing in the morning.



October 17, 2018

  • 2:51pm

    So yesterday, after we had announced the opening, I was out and about trying to figure out what to do next. I looked up and saw this paraglider way, way, way up there in the sky. I said "Cool" and went back to work. Well, today I received this email and photo from an old friend, Robert Stone, aka "Stoney." What an image !!! Wow. That ski area looks ready to open.


October 16, 2018

October 15, 2018

  • 4:00pm

    Ace snowcat driver Scotty came in this morning. He has started dozing the piles on High Noon. He will be working and putting things together the next few days. You can track his progress on Lower High Noon through the Base Areas Webcam.


  • 10:26am

    I just took a walk down High Noon. The coverage is good. We have several fan guns cranking on the upper portion of the trail. Do not get confused by my last message. We are not out of water. We just don't have quite as much as we'd like. Snowmaking is still moving right along.

     





  • 6:57am

    Normally, this time of year, I am only taking pictures of High Noon. We have a lot of snow everywhere. Mother Nature has been kind that way. Some of you have noticed that not all of the snow guns are running. We do have ideal temperatures. Unfortunately, with the cold temps, the streamflow has slowed down. This morning, as I am waiting for the sun to break the East Wall ridgeline, we have blue, blue skies. Sun and warmer temps will melt some of that South facing snow and bring the streamflow up. Even with our reservoir, the snowmaking capacity is really tied to that streamflow. Right now we have a hand full of snowguns making fabulous snow. I look forward to having two handfulls of snowguns making fabulous snow.


October 14, 2018

  • 6:59pm

    Another good night. A few more inches of natural snow. Great snowmaking temperatures. We have had a snowcat up on the hill. So far, we are mostly connecting the dots and moving a few fan guns. The next step will be to start dozing and spreading it out. The forecast the next several days is ideal. We should see sunny, but cool days with fantastic snowmaking temperatures at night.

    .....And, sorry, but no uphill access.

    The place looks good !!!





  • 4:00am

    This is the newest snomaking fan gun in the fleet. It is an SMI automatic gun. It adjusts itself for temperature, humidity and snow quality. On top of al that, it has a snappy winter camouflage finish.



October 13, 2018

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