Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Outlook

No snowmaking last night.  The forecast for tonight and Wednesday is not particularly outstanding.  It looks like that is going to change Thursday afternoon.  As we track the weather, it looks like Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights have potential for good snowmaking weather.

The streamflow in the North Fork of the Snake River is extremely high for this time of year.  It might be the highest we have seen for snowmaking. For most of the snowmaking season, available water is the limiting factor.  With the high stream levels this year we have lots of water available for snowmaking.  Assuming we avoid abnormally warm temperatures the next few weeks, snowmaking should be move along at a much faster pace than we have seen in the past.

We still have not selected an opening date.  We look forward to the colder temperatures Thursday and Friday nights.  The rumor I keep hearing about opening Friday is a bit optimistic.  Please stay tuned.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any word on what the park features will be this year?

Anonymous said...

Any word on what the park features will be?

Anonymous said...

Very exciting!! Waxing the boards.

Anonymous said...

Very exciting!! Waxing the boards.

Anonymous said...

I'm also curious as to what the park features will be...

jared frost said...

That's fine. I'm ok with Saturday.

Anonymous said...

You have remained open in the spring with less snow than you have now? Are the pansy attorneys messing with you?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

I will try and get a picture of the rail features tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, AL! Looking forward to riding the Basin again!!

Anonymous said...

On opening day, will it be possible to print Epics from Abasin? Or should we try to get them printed somewhere else beforehand?

So excited!

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

There will be Vail staff on site to help with Vail Pass issues opening day and then every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Keystone or Breck opens. The lines can be long. You might want to consider picking it up ahead of time.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

There will be Vail staff on site to help with Vail Pass issues opening day and then every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Keystone or Breck opens. The lines can be long. You might want to consider picking it up ahead of time.