January 4, 2013 8:00am gm news home
I hope everyone had a nice holiday and a great New Year! Early December started a little slow, but we were able to finish the month extremely strong. Thanks to our new, improved snowmaking system (and snowmakers), as well as a couple of perfectly timed snow storms, we had a great holiday week. We now have 50 of our 56 trails open with arguably the best ski conditions we have had in over two years. We will continue to make snow as temperatures allow-resurfacing some icy spots- including the first drop on Upper Dipper as well as other challenging areas. We have already made snow on a number of trails that have seen limited or no snowmaking in the past, including Upper Fox's Folly and Ledges, and we will continue on to The Gap and a few other steep favorites over the next week or so.
I truly believe we have the best staff in the ski business. Many of the endorsements we get from our customers prove that. I would like to recognize our staff-many of whom put in an incredible number of hours during the holiday time when there are many other commitments outside of work. Without them the Mountain just wouldn't run as smoothly as it did these past few weeks.
Today and tonight the forecast is calling for a few more inches of snow with temperatures in the low to mid twenties through the weekend – setting us up for outstanding weekend conditions. We hope you are able to join us, for not only the skiing & riding, but for Nordic skiing & snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and yes, winter biking!
Hope to see you on the trails-whichever ones they may be!