The 428 new tower snow guns have made a tremendous difference in the amount of terrain we were able to open earlier in the season. The new guns use one third the amount of air than our traditional guns and have proven to be a great purchase due to their efficiency. We are so impressed by the new guns that we are planning on purchasing at least 100 more guns for next season.
Our big capitol project this year was purchasing The Beast snow cat which has proven to be a worthwhile purchase as well due to its efficiency. With The Beast we are able to groom almost twice as much terrain compared to our older vehicles with using the same amount of gas.
We haven’t put away the guns yet! Depending on Mother Nature, we will resume snowmaking in the next couple of weeks.
This season we have been very pleased our conditions and with the amount of skiers and riders that have come to visit us here at Loon Mountain. We are looking forward to a great February vacation!
– Ralph Lewis, Director of Skiing Operations