Monday, November 22, 2010
I went up with John Hammond, VP of Mountain Operations, and two of our patrollers to check out the snowmaking and make my first turns of the season. The temperatures of the past three days really were favorable and our snowmaking team did a great job.
On Upper Jester and Downspout, we have ample coverage to open at 9 AM on Thanksgiving Day (lift tickets will be just $39). So plan to do a few turns with us before you enjoy your turkey.
It will be too warm for snowmaking today and tomorrow, but the temperatures will be falling late Tuesday night and we will be prepared to turn the guns back on then. We might dust Jester and Downspout a touch before we send the groomers out Wednesday night, but then we will be turning to Upper Organgrinder. As soon as we see a couple of days of low temperatures in the base area, we will make a run for the bottom. Until then, we will be downloading on Bravo.
Winter has begun, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone up here soon.
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.