I made a few runs today back on Chair #5 the triple chair. This is one of the most popular areas to ski & ride at Welch and it's a favorite of mine as well. As you can see, there is no shortage of snow back there and we'll still need a few days to push the piles of snow around in order to open more terrain. Right now Mary Jane and Dike's Run are open. The snow quality is amazing. When we can make this much snow at such cold temperatures, the machine-made snow is just as good, if not better than the real thing. The Back Bowl will not be available this weekend. It was a long week for our grooming and snowmaking staff due to the fact that one of our snowcats broke down. Losing a snowcat put us behind to the point where the Back Bowl will have to wait another week.