Thursday, February 7, 2013
What do black-diamond trails like Upper Organgrinder, Ripcord, and Cliffs have in common with blue-square trails like Snowball, Spring Fling, Elbow, and Cruiser as well as green-circle trails like Northstar and Easy Rider? Answer: All these trails have had snowmaking and grooming since last Thursday and are in great shape. In fact, our snowmaking team has been able to resurface almost all our snowmaking trails since the thaw and rain of last Wednesday and the whole mountain is in great shape. Now Mother Nature is kicking in. While Sugarbush is not expected to get as much snow as coastal areas south of us, we will probably pick-up at least nine to twelve inches by end of day tomorrow and that will make for some sweet skiing and riding this weekend.
We will suspend snowmaking for the weekend and start-up again next week to keep preparing for a long spring. There is a possibility of another storm next week and the only question is whether this snowfall will be sufficient to reopen our natural trails, such as Castlerock, and provide enough snow depth to run the Slide Brook Express where we need enough depth for our lift mechanics to get to the towers on snowmobiles.
Hope you can make it up this weekend. It will be worth it.