Friday, November 8, 2013

The Whales Of Molly Hogan

Snowmaking on Molly Hogan has gone really well. Last night the cats started pushing out the whales and will finish that off tonight.  The Molly Hogan Chairlift will open tomorrow, Saturday. If you have been thinking about getting that friend or relative to try skiing or snowboarding, now is the time. Molly's Magic Carpet should open about November 16.

Because of our excellent snowmaking and water situation this year, we are going to keep making snow in the Molly zone for a while filling in the Pallavicini maze and more of The Beach than normal.





9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't you guys do some snowmaking on a short double black diamobd trail next? There are already enough blues and greens. Abasins customers are mostly advanced/expert.

Andrew said...

Hi Al,
Could you tell me how long the Molly Hogan Chairlift is in length? Just wondering how it compares to the resorts around here. It's hard to gauge by just looking at the webcams.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, though, why is there no snowmaking on any advanced terrain?

Anonymous said...

Definitely a great idea, I think a opening a real double black this early would not only encourage your experts to come out, but you might get some pretty good press I would think.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Molly Hogan is 415 feet long.

We don't have snowmaking infrastructure on any of the black and double black trails. I think those tend to ski better with natural snow. I am getting anxious to ski some steep stuff, but it is worth letting Mother Nature fill those trails in on her own.

Anonymous said...

Sunday River ski resort in Maine has snowmaking on their double blacks. In fact they have 2 black diamond trails open already. I think it would be worth the investment, it would bring a lot more people to your ski resort.

Chris W. said...

I think there is one black-rated trail that would sli pretty well with an artificial snow base: Exhibition. It also has the advantage of being near existing infrastructure, so maybe it would be feasible someday.

Anonymous said...

Keep Snow making away from the good stuff, it will ski better all year with natural snow. Mother Nature is queen bee

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Exo is a good suggestion.