Sunday, October 23, 2016

Snowmaking Plan

Our next trail to open will be Ramrod. All of the snowmaking guns on Ramrod are in place and will be operating whenever the temps are right. It typically takes about a week to get Ramrod open (assuming temps are reasonably cold). Beyond Ramrod we will get Lenawee Mountain Lift, Lenawee Face and Dercum's Gulch open. Once all that is complete, you will see the crew providing some green terrain, making snow on Molly Hogan, Sundance and Wrangler.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Day 2 Begins

Day 2 of the 2016-17 season with begins with the morning sun lighting up The Professor. It will be a perfect day to make a few runs, catch up with friends, find one of our Adirondack chairs and enjoy the deck at either "The 6th Alley" or "Black Mountain Lodge." No better place to soak in the Colorado Rockies.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The 16/17 Season Has Begun

The season has begun. Today's opening went extremely well. For me, it is always a pleasure to see old friends, make a few turns and get the mountain open. Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Test Drive

I took the skis out for a couple of test drives this afternoon. Just wanted make sure everything was alright. 

It was.

Construction Work

Tyler and PJ are getting the Park ready to go. I am sure they will still be working hard at it well after the sun has gone down tonight. Tomorrow they will be offering three brand new features. Construction is going well and I think there will be plenty of fun to be had.

One More Day

I don't think tomorrow will be a good opening. I think it will be a tremendous opening. Yesterday's snowcat work was outstanding. We were able to keep the snowmaking system running all day long yesterday. This morning, at dawn, the wet bulb temperature was 11 F at mid-mountain. The snowmakers ran the system full bore all night long. Today will be another big day for the snowcat team. Coverage will be outstanding and, more importantly, the skiing and riding will be wicked fun.

Now that most of the snow is made, the Park Crew will spend today setting and shaping our rail features. Expect 2-4 features for Friday and we will keep improving on that. As the park comes together, I will post some pictures.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Scotty has been very busy out there and making tremendous headway.

Come Skiing Friday

We just had a cold and snowy night. Right now the snowmaking system is still cranking at near capacity. Mother nature delivered 4-5 inches of natural snow at mid-mountain. The forecast for tonight is mostly clear with temperatures in the teens, perfect for snowmaking. The reservoir is still almost full. Scotty is back in his cat dozing out the piles. Bill and I just walked High Noon. It is time.