Sunday, October 9, 2016

Outlook For The Week

Realistically, what can we expect this week? To start, our snowmaking to date has been outstanding. We have made well over half of the snow required to open. The reservoir is re-filling nicely and the streamflows have bumped up a fair bit. We have a little bit of precipitation forecast for mid to late week. The forecasted low temperatures are somewhere around freezing. So, what does this mean for us?  It means the answer to the age old question, "when will you open" is hard to predict. Just a few degrees difference in the forecast will make all the difference. If it is warmer, that is not good. If it is a few degrees colder than forecast, the outlook for good snowmaking improves substantially. We have snowmakers scheduled to work around the clock right now. We will be monitoring temps very closely. Cold, clear nights are ideal. We were poised and capitalized on that last cold weather event. We are ready to do it again.

We do not use snowmax.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the significance of using snowmax?

Anonymous said...

inb4 next bonehead joke about east wall opening.

Anonymous said...


Snowmax is a, protein, biological additive used to boost the production of artificial snow. It is currently banned in many countries because of alleged damage to tree roots.

Anonymous said...

Snowmax?

Anonymous said...

Well, it may look Good. I've noticed in the weather patterns that the days in the 40s next week were somewhere expected to be in the 50s last week. Idk if this may happen, but I think the temps may lower a little more. It just depends on the size of the next cold/low front moving in tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Great info. Thank you for the update.

Anonymous said...

It simply wouldn't be the start of a new ski season without people asking if the east wall is open yet.