Seeing is believeing so I will let the photos do most of the talking. Let’s just say, 24 hours into our full-on assault and the fan guns are delivering!
I am a big fan of Before and After shots. Above is your before, taken yesterday. Below is your after, taken 15 minutes ago. You be the judge.
I brought my ruler along to get some readings and quickly found out that I brought the wrong tool.
Once Randy (in charge of snowmaking) and Dave (in charge of Mountain Operations) come off the hill with an evaluation we will be able to decide if we have enough to open. We have about 24 hours left until we lose temps so this will be an all out sprint race. Stay tuned and rest assured that as soon as we know, you’ll know!!!
** definition of water bar: We build a a series of water bars (trench) at intervals along the hill so that when it rains the erosive water flowing down the hill is reduced. Without water bars we would have washouts and erosion. Water bars are good and necessary but a pain in the butt to fill with snow early season. Skiing at high speeds and hitting a water bar is not much fun, either.
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