Monday, November 29, 2010
We had a nice opening Thanksgiving weekend and it was great to see so many on the mountain. While our terrain was limited, I was really pleased with the job of our mountain team.
Last week's warm weather and rain set us back, but we were able to resume snowmaking in time to open at 9:00 AM on Thanksgiving Day and we were able to keep our snow guns firing through Monday morning. I am sorry that we had to ski on trails with snow guns running, but we wanted to take every opportunity to continue building a base.
This morning we opened Upper Organgrinder and I took an early run on it. We have good depth on most of the trail and it skied well. Unfortunately, it will be warm through late Wednesday and we are expecting a fair amount of rain starting late Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday afternoon or evening. But after that, it is turning colder and we are hoping the rain will turn to some snow before the storm exits.
After that, the forecast is looking much better. We will have snowmaking temperatures by Wednesday night and it looks like they will last this time. If we do not lose too much depth on Upper Jester, Organgrinder and Downspout, we will be turning our focus on expanding terrain and getting top-to-bottom skiing as soon as we can.
I am betting that by the weekend we will be back into winter with some nice skiing and riding. And by the weekend of December 11th, it should really look like winter up here.
So what would you expect a former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch to do when he retires? Lay low in the islands? Nope. He moves north and works seven days a week right here at Sugarbush. Check out what he's been thinking.