Archive for ‘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

Posted by —January 12th, 2011

The Magic of Santa Claus

I’ll preface by saying: I don’t have children. But, I work in an industry where everyone is a child at heart and I ride a lot of chair lifts with kids. It seems whether you REALLY believe in Santa, or just pretend to believe because you know it’s a means …Read More

Posted by —January 12th, 2011

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

Posted by —December 20th, 2010

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

Posted by —November 29th, 2010

The True Meaning of Opening Day

“You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.” —Joe DiMaggio Whether you’re a baseball fan, horse track gambler, hunter, or in …Read More

Posted by —November 21st, 2010