Friday, December 18, 2015

Winching Columbine Step

Enjoy these pictures of our cat team working in tandem winching the Columbine Step. Usually, the winch cat anchors to one of several fixed anchors we have on the mountain. Other times, one cat can be the anchor while the other cat is lowered down. In today's case, the winch cat lowered a regular cat down "The Step." At the bottom the regular cat disconnected from the winch and free groomed the area leading to the base of Zuma Lift. When done, the regular cat re-connected to the winch cable and the winch cat pulled it back up "The Step." After doing this a few times, the snow becomes firmer and the cat can climb up on its own. Cool work that is time consuming.