Snowmaking Questions Answered
Friday, February 12, 2016
I am starting to get some questions about snowmaking so I thought I would share the plan for the rest of the season.
Since Feb 4 we have made snow on:
Canyon (right now)
Ego Alley (right now)
High Traverse (right now)
Launch Pad (right now)
Little and Long John (a few right now)
Beartrap (shut down a few hours ago - can't wait to get there!)
Rollercoaster (right now)
Freefall (right now)
Ripcord (starting up today)
Grommet (right now)
Halfpipe (right now)
Inferno (right now)
As we made snow we focused on areas that needed a resurface and primary trails where we wanted to build spring depths. Luckily, Mother Nature helped out significantly in the last week, dropping a foot of snow. We held off on trails like Thanks Walt and Plummet as they were skiing well. Normally at this time of year we are done with snowmaking but this year we will fire up again if the need arises. We have been trying to make snow every chance we get on those bread and butter spring trails like Cascade, Canyon, Ridge, Long John and Deer Run. Spring depths have also been a priority on the North Face on trails like Timbers, Freefall and Chute.
Ideally, Mother Nature will assist with trail fattening and helping us to open some natural trails. Speaking of those beloved naturals, ropes dropped yesterday on some of my favories like Narrow Guage, Fool's Gold and Uncle's. Expect some of those ropes to stay open for the weekend and approximately 370 acres of good, clean fun for you! And if Ma Nature goes back into hibernation, we will assist.
Here's a few questions that have come up:
2/12/16 Today I skied Drifter, Ledge (twice) Canyon, Thanks Walt, Lodge, Mineshaft, Prospector, The Farm, Chute and Timbers. Great snow surfaces everywhere. I would have to say that Drifter was my favorite but Chute and Canyon (under the guns) was a close second.