After a slow start, #DEEPcember brought us a record-breaking 17.5 feet of snow! We appreciate you following along with these operations blogs over the past ten days. We’re going to pause on our more detailed updates until the next storm cycle moves in early next week, sharing some brief lift updates instead. We also will keep sharing the behind-the-scenes photos from our teams as we get them.
If you are visiting us tomorrow or Sunday, we ask that you take a second to read our New Year’s Weekend blog. It will be busy at the resort, and there are some great tips in there for how to have a smooth, enjoyable time.
Lift & Terrain Updates: Palisades
- Today we ran Resort Chair, First Venture, Far East, Red Dog, Exhibition, Olympic Lady, KT-22, Wa She Shu, Broken Arrow, Gold Coast, Siberia, Shirley, Solitude, Big Blue, The Aerial Tram, Bailey’s Beach, and Mountain Meadow. We added Granite Chief around 12:40 after Patrol finished their work with marking boundaries. Broken Arrow started out on a wind hold, but came off around 10am.
- Siberia has remained on wind hold throughout the day.
- The Funitel is now running at full capacity again thanks to a huge digout effort, both with machines and manually. Photo further below.
- Tomorrow we plan to run Resort Chair, First Venture, Far East, Red Dog, Exhibition, KT-22, Wa She Shu, Gold Coast, Shirley, Granite Chief, Solitude, Big Blue, The Aerial Tram, Bailey’s Beach, Belmont, and Mountain Meadow. There will be a terrain park in Belmont.
- Headwall, Emigrant, & Silverado will not run this weekend. Some photos of Headwall are below.
Lift & Terrain Updates: Alpine
- Today we ran Subway, Meadow, Treeline Cirque, Scott, Yellow, Roundhouse, Summit, and the Big Carpet. Summit and Yellow both had delayed openings for mechanical issues.
- Tomorrow we will most likely be running Subway, Treeline Cirque, Scott, Sherwood, Yellow, Roundhouse, Summit, and the Big Carpet. There is a possibility of adding Lakeview on Saturday or Sunday.
- Kangaroo and Meadow likely will not run this weekend.
Thank you, Ops Teams!
The snow is fantastic and the skies are blue: The skiing and riding are going to be excellent over the next couple of days. When you see members of our operations teams around the mountain, please thank them. They have pulled off an incredible amount of hard work over the past two weeks, and your gratitude goes a long way.