Now that we have resurfaced existing terrain we are in expansion mode. Sleepy Bear, normally it takes about a foot of snow to get our natural trails open.
Jonathan – I think most of what you are seeing is perception. I watch the competition very closely and ski it also. My limited experience is that some resorts may have a little more acreage but our snow surfaces have been at the top of the list. And remember that Mount Snow counts its trails very differently than our northern neighbors. At Mount Snow a trail is a trail. If you start at the top of a trail, for the most part you end on that trail too. We don’t have upper, mid and lower and count it as 3 trails. So when I am looking at other ski areas and their trail count, I usually cut it in half to get an apples to apples comparison to Mount Snow. As I mentioned above, we can only fire up as many guns as we can supply water to. So….it is impossible at Mount Snow to have every single gun making snow simoutaneously. Finally, this is not a budget issue. The number one priority in our company right now is making snow – period. As of 11 am on Thursday, we have taken down most of our lower mountain snowmaking as the temps are on the rise. They will go back on line when the temps dip. And come on mother nature – send us some white love this week!!]]>
Show some patience. Without any significant snowfall between now and then you are probably only looking at 2 or 3 more new trails by then anyway. You dont get 75% of the mountain open with snowmaking its simple as that.]]>