Sunday, November 29, 2020

Directed Skiing

Over the last few days, the Ski Patrol has led some Directed Skiing on Slalom Slope, West Wall and Lenawee Parks. This really helps the snow set up nicely. They start by doing ski cutting and foot packing with some of the earliest snow. After more snow they let a few people ski it up and pack it down. Following subsequent storms this is repeated until there is enough snow to handle a full opening. We don't want to just open it up and ski it to ground. Each time it is skied or disturbed, the snow gets a little more packed. Patiently packing in those first few storms of snow makes for a really good ski surface.