Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Zuma Open - Late Morning Friday

We are very happy to announce that Montezuma Bowl will open Friday late Morning. The first piece of the puzzle is to get enough snow on the ground. Today we have a 40" base and it is still snowing with a few more inches expected by Friday. The second piece of the puzzle is to get the snow ready including, snow cat work, snowfencing, and avalanche mitigation. Most of the work required to get the place open is complete (although this work continues all season). Lastly, we have to get the "stuff" ready. That stuff is lift terminals, ropes, pads, signs, ski patrol gear, etc. etc. etc. We'll spend the next 48 hours getting all that stuff ready. We even trained a new gang of lift ops this week.

We will be opening Columbine, Shining Light, Independence, Larkspur, Miner's Glade, and more. You might even see MGD open later in the day. Skiing a couple of morning laps today I found excellent conditions. We reported 2" of new snow. At least another inch had fallen since report time. Excellent. When you get a chance, be sure and thank your friends in the snowcat, ski patrol, and lift departments. This will be an outstanding opening.

I love skiing back there.





9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats awesome! Any news on the cornice area?

John S. MN said...

hmmmm, "gang" of lifties?

Ski Area I work at just re-opened after shutting down for three days because of cold and wind. Looking forward to Spring skiing at that Awesome A-Basin.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully there won't be another big slide like last year

Anonymous said...

Off topic, sort of, is there a chance to widen humbug's sticks/ropes? Given how good the conditions are people keep on breaking them...

GMWhiteman said...

Friday ain't gonna be no Spring day!

Matt said...

What exactly do you call late morning?
10-11am? Because by 12 its no longer morning! :)
Debating whether to come tomorrow and get in to Montezuma at opening or wait until Saturday and ski it all day.

Matt said...

What do you consider late morning? Like 10-11?
Because by 12 it is no longer morning! :)

Debating whether to come tomorrow and ski it at opening or come Saturday and get it all day.

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt-- you could always do both!

Anonymous said...

Pardon my ignorance but how does a stromg west wind affect the basin? Next sunday seems as tough as last sunday