Friday, October 5, 2012

Good Start

I would have to say snowmaking got off to a good start this morning.  There are more good photos on the "Mountain Snapshots" tab of our website. Temps were cold enough for a few hours.  We fired up 85% of the fan guns.  The first time is always a good chance to knock out the cobwebs.  We found a few minor bugs like burnt out light bulbs and leaking hoses.  There were no significant issues.  Conditions tonight look awesome. Temperatures may be down in the teens.  Even daytime temperatures Saturday and Sunday may be good enough for snowmaking.  Tonight we will turn on 100% of the fan guns.  Last night we started the engine, tonight we will be going fast.  This will be a good weekend.

I have a few comments on opening.  The rumor mill never ceases to amaze me.  I am so happy people are excited about skiing and riding, but no date has been set for opening.  We will open just as soon as we make enough snow and, hopefully, that is one day before Loveland opens.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would keep an eye on copper as well...

Anonymous said...

How different from just yesterday, when brownish shrubs were covering the slopes. 180 degree turn! Now that is also amazing!
Magda

Mark M said...

Thanks for the update!

Chris W. said...

I just love the "Sunrise over the divide" photo from the mountain snapshots. It's great to see those guns going!

Michael Musick said...

Copper has a set opening date. They just make not for the US ski team to train.

Anonymous said...

Copper has a set opening day. They are making snow for the US ski team to train.

Pete said...

Al,

Just wondering if you could aim the black mountain lodge cam towards where yall are making snow right now

Thanks

~Pete

Calob Rundell said...

Just to add to the friendly rivalry between two great mountains:
Go A-Basin!! Beat Loveland!!