Saturday, November 22, 2014

Foot-packing, Track-packing, and New Snow

After ski cutting, staff will often sidestep down as shown below on Slalom Slope and West Wall (sorry the sky was gray and the pictures are a little flat). This week following the big storm, the staff tried to impact as many places as possible. On lower angle terrain, we had the snowcats track-packing as many areas as they could. We even put up several portable snow fences in Montezuma Bowl. We still have a good looking storm heading our way. Areas that have been packed or impacted will experience good skiing much more quickly than areas that had not seen this work. We are poised and ready for this storm.