Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Snowcat At The Bottom

We have great news on the grooming front. For the first time this season, a snowcat made it to the bottom of Zuma Lift. Each year this event is a tremendous benchmark in our Montezuma Bowl snowfarming and snow management. The drivers have substantially compacted Columbine, Larkspur and Shining Light. There is still a tremendous amount of cat work to do but....................this is a very big deal.  The forecast shows more unsettled weather over the next several days. More snow mixed with more compaction means good skiing heading our way.

Regarding the terrain where the snowcats don't go, we are making good progress in the Western half of the Bowl. Patroller Hagadorn is reporting good snow and good skiing in Long Chute. The pieces are coming together.

Who knows, we may have a holiday treat for everyone.





5 comments:

jeremiah causey said...

Someone please clean the Zuma cam :-) I am so jealous of yall!!





- Snowless in TN

Anonymous said...

"Who knows, we may have a holiday treat for everyone."

Al is the king of the snow tease.

Mike Vickers said...

Why does Zuma need so much work to open. Do you have to do this much work to the other terrain?

. said...

it is so good up there right now....

Anonymous said...

Because it's so far from the mountain base on 6. They didn't put in roads or pretty much anything that would be needed to get heavy machinery back there. Having to create your road makes the going slower. The groomers and cats don't get driven on grass and rocks.