Win's Word

Roller Coasters

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Opening WeekI used to love roller coasters when I was younger but I hate weather roller coasters now.

We had nearly 6 inches of light snow on Sunday and morning skiing was great. Then we warmed up and had 1.5 inches of rain. Then on Monday night we received another 5 inches of heavier snow. Remarkably, we did not lose any trails and the snow on the trails where we have made snow held up quite well with only a few areas in need of repair. Even the natural light snow we received last week benefitted because the rain soaked-in and turned hard. Now we have a much better base, so all new snow going forward is going to allow us to open terrain more quickly.

As of Wednesday, we are skiing and riding on 19 trails at Lincoln Peak. And by Friday, when we open Mt. Ellen, we should be on at least 30 trails and continuing to expand.

You will see the snow guns running on Lower Organgrinder, Lower Jester, Gondolier, Hot Shot and Easy Rider this week, and then as we go into the weekend we should be moving over to Snowball and Spring Fling. At Mt. Ellen we will be finishing on Cruiser, Mainstream and Straight Shot so we can begin to build the terrain park and get Inverness in shape for GMVS.

It looks like winter is here to stay. Snow is in the forecast and we have our eye on a big weather system. If it stays close to shore, it could bring us a lot of snow. So do that snow dance.

This is the last week to buy a SugarDirect card. After that, we will have online discounted tickets for sale. But if you are skiing at least three days this season and not enough for a season pass, SugarDirect is the way to go. Season passes, of course, are still available too!

Last Friday, we had a very successful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Schoolhouse and The Farmhouse buildings. Here are some photos to enjoy.

With the holidays around the corner, we also have some great gift suggestions.

See you on the mountain.


About Win Smith
President & Owner

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.

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