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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rain is Good

Another busy weekend on the mountain with Snowsports School staff training, Ski Patrol candidate testing and the always fun Rental Shop build.  At the end of each season, the entire Rental Shop is packed up, loaded into semi-trailers and stored until late November.  Once everything is out, the area transitions into a massive conference space.  The unload and rebuild process began Friday afternoon at 2 pm as our last conference group departed.  Everything is being pulled out of storage, organized and set up for our Saturday November 29 opening day.  Big thanks to the crew that makes this happen.

 The rain moving through our area overnight tonight into tomorrow morning is a welcome sight.  The snowmaking process depends on a lot of water and a little more water soaking into the ground provides for better Winter stream flow which leads to better recharge of our snowmaking ponds.  You can save your snow dance until after we open, rain is exactly what we need right now.

 Snowmaking plans for the week??  Colder air returns Tuesday night along with the possibility of some natural snow on Wednesday.  A soon as temps permit, we will turn the guns back on and freshen everything up.  Snowmaking temps continue into the weekend, giving us the possibility of sneaking open a few more trails.  Upper Tyro, Tequila and Lower Sunrise are ¾ finished.  We are trying hard to open these trails on Saturday, and if we do, it will be both an early opening AND the most terrain.  We have the snowmaking power, all we need is cold!

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Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Sunday, November 23, 2014