Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Here comes the Sun (maybe)
Well, the weather last weekend was frightful, but hopefully today will be delightful. Like a perpetually dark Alaskan village, we're ready to see the Sun again.
I said this last week, and it still rings true - I have yet to come to work this winter on a sunny day. Now, about a week ago, that was great news, as it had snowed 18-20 inches with no end in sight. Then, last weekend... well... we all know how that played out.
But today it might happen! I'm looking out my office window and I can actually see blue sky (what's blue sky?) and the sun coming up over the ridge line. I'm excited, because I love my fiery goggle lenses, and I might be able to wear them today. So, hooray for that.
But you don't really care about what I'm wearing today, you just want snow updates! Of course, of course. I'll oblige.
The snow guns are on! It's cold today (single digits) and should stay that way for the next few days. We're lighting up Timberline Line and the Butterscotch Park right now, along with some resurfacing on Beech Seal and Jungle Jib. The plan is to get Beech Seal open either today or tomorrow, and the Jungle Jib should be ready to go by this afternoon. But stay tuned to the Snow Report for official updates on that. We hope to get Butterscotch going without any features later this week, and once we can cover any waterbars and such, Timberline will follow. See? It's not so bad out there.
The even better news is that our snowmaking trails held up quite well, despite all the water we saw this weekend, so we didn't need to do much work on those. Thank a snow maker this week if you happen to see one. Those are the guys bringing us the good news.
We should have a special Holiday episode of Bolton Valley Access for you today, too. So look for that this afternoon.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,