We are off to a great start for early season skiing and riding with this long window of good snowmaking weather (low temps, dry air) from the evening of Sunday, Nov. 4, through to Thursday, Nov. 9.
With more than 93 hours of snowmaking, our mountain operations team created more 175 acre feet of snow, enough to cover 175 acres in 1 foot of snow. We’ve been hitting the Upper Mountain – namely Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Polar Bear, North American and Old No. 8 – to provide us with good terrain and more convenient lift service for opening.
So, what’s next?
- The snow will remain in piles for now to preserve our stockpiles while allowing water to leech out before we groom it up.
- We will make snow again whenever possible, looking for wet bulb temperatures in the teens to low 20s. Wet bulb temperatures combine air temperature with humidity, and cold temperatures and low humidity are ideal for snowmaking.
We can’t wait to actually get on the snow – we plan roll out the white carpet for Opening Day on November 21, accompanied by 5 days of festivities and celebrations. In the meantime, wax your skis & boards, air out the coats, hats and goggles and get psyched for what will be an epically snowy season.
We’ll do the same, and meet you for first chair.