Another phenomenal night of snowmaking, actually bigger than the night before. This has been a great run. As the temps rise this morning, we will likely shut down the system for the day. This evening looks pretty good and then we are going to see warmer temperatures for a few days. The last 50-60 hours were incredible. Now the pace is going to slow a bit.
A common question that I get is, "How many days of snowmaking does it take to get the place open." Of course I give an Al type answer which is, "Well, it depends." How much snow we make can vary so widely on conditions. On a day like the last two days, we can make 3-5 times as much as we do on "warm day, cool night" type of fall day. The colder the temperatures, the better the snowmaking. Being able to run 24 hours a day really speeds things up.
So, when? Let's wait and see. This has been great. We are close. Let's hope the warmer weather doesn't last too long