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High pressures

The weather cycles so far this year remind me of the Johnny Thunders song, Love comes in Spurts. We get to ski fresh powder for a couple of days, then we wait and wait. Luckily, the groomers have done a great job this season. Carving the corduroy in the ever-increasing …Read More

January 13th, 2011 in Mountain News

Early Morning Calls

We were beginning to think we’d have to wait until next year to do control work. The temps came up enough yesterday  so that the trees began to shed the snow that’s been weighing them down since the third of December. The sounds of snowbombs falling on the house from …Read More

January 12th, 2011 in Mountain News

Finally a change in the weather

The Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010 turned out to be a bit of a dud, but luckily the exploding transformer by the soccer field provided us with some excitement on Sunday night. Day crewers booted back up to help The Queen of Darkness and our Night crew brethren deal with …Read More

January 12th, 2011 in Mountain News

Holiday Break Begins

Well it’s been 17 days since we’ve blown anything up. The skiing is fun with chalky conditions off-piste. Falls on snow like this can be unforgiving. We have three Pro Patrollers out with injuries, all life-changing, two may be season ending. Ski in control, this is a great time to …Read More

December 20th, 2010 in Mountain News

Opening Weekend

Opening weekend is bittersweet for us. We have the whole mountain to ourselves during set-up. We go from lifties, groomers, snow makers, and patrollers to all of the above and two thousand of our closest friends. We’ve shifted gears from skiing with signs and bamboo to customer service and medical …Read More

November 29th, 2010 in Mountain News