Saturday, November 21, 2015

Snowmaking & Opening Day Update

We started snowmaking operations late Thursday evening. Today things are looking pretty good.  There are always some challenges and surprises when we start up the snowmaking system for real the first time.  About 3 hours into snowmaking on Thursday night we lost a good size portion of electrical forcing us to shutdown several guns at the top of Lookout.  Also, the water in the river is  pretty warm right now thanks to the warm and wet November.  We also find out where we have leaks in our underground pipes once we place a good load on the system.  All of those things have happened so far but our crew is really making some magic right now.  Today and tonight should be pretty good if it clears off and the temps drop a little more.  Today and tonight will also serve as the measuring stick on when opening day could happen.  It's still too early to talk about opening day.  The "goal" is still next Friday, but we'll see.  Right now, it's not really up to us, its up to the weather.  We'll have an update for you on Monday morning.  Have a good weekend!

 My girls joined me for the walk today. They're spoiled, they get to come to work with their Dad and play in the snow today.  Our youngest pictured in the middle isn't crying, she's mad about having to be in the picture and miss snow time.

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