Mount Snow Minute #4: Fresh Powder and Snowmaking

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wow, that was a good storm!

That sure was a Founders Day to remember! You have to know that Walt was looking down on us again this year, as once again our guests paid roughly $1 per inch of fresh powder, as lift tickets were only $12.

This storm ended up bumping 15" of fresh snow yesterday day, giving us a total of 20" over the last 72 hours. Even better, temperatures dropped right after the storm, which are the perfect conditions to pull that last bit of moisture out of the snow and leave us with that light, fluffy, blower pow! If you’re not here today, well…you really should be!

Not to be outdone by Mother Nature, our snowmakers worked right through the storm to help supplement the snow we received and help to prepare new terrain.  So, if you love the sight of ropes dropping all over the mountain, now is the time to be here. I know I skied a first run down Drifter yesterday morning, and it was just as fun as I remember it from last season.

Speaking of new terrain, I took a look over into Sunbrook two days ago, and it’s amazing to see what our team can do with this new snowmaking system. From top-to-bottom there was whale, after whale, after whale, just waiting to be pushed out, groomed, and opened. This will give us all four of our mountain faces open for skiing and riding all before the first half of December is over! Keep an eye out for this and other favorites (maybe even Ripcord!) seeing their ropes drop for the weekend. The best place to stay up-to-date is over at the Snow Report, so be sure to keep checking in.

Looking out to the long-range forecast, I see nothing but favorable snowmaking temperatures mixed with natural snow as we head into the holiday season. It’s going to be a good year.

Thanks again Walt!


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