Mountain Ops Update 2/9/12

By Katelyn Krumperman
From the words of Ralph Lewis, Director of Skiing Operations

Snowmaking will continue into mid February and then we’ll reevaluate and see what the weather is doing.  At this point, all snowmaking terrain is open and our main focus right now is to resurface all open terrain and concentrate on grooming.

One of the biggest challenges we have had this winter is dealing with the rain that has been a reoccurance.  Fortunately, the rain storms have been followed by cold temperatures so we have been able to recover very quickly.

On the hill, we will be building more moguls, concentrate on getting all of our parks open, and opening a mini-pipe on the West Side.  The new trails on South Mountain are very popular and we couldn’t be more pleased with how they came out.

We are looking forward to Fluorescent Nights during February vacation and hoping for more snow in these last couple of months of the season.

3 thoughts on “Mountain Ops Update 2/9/12

  1. I’m glad that the cold temperatures have allowed the mountain to recover so quickly from the many rain storms and melting that we have had this year. Its unfortunate that their has been minimal snow and in my opinion this has caused the ski mountains to focus on more and more park skiing as a last resort to bring in more customers. I hope that everyones prayers come true for more snow this season so the ski mountains can do well economically and we can all enjoy some fresh snow that makes for great skiing.

  2. My daughter and I skied at Loon on Thursday 9-Feb-2012. We could not believe the fantastic conditions of the trails. We were expecting to deal with more than a bit of ice. Not the case at all early in the day – Flying Fox, Upper and lower Walking Boss, and Angel street were our favorites in the morning.

    Overall the whole mountain was in fantastic shape – one would never guess that there was a lack of snow this year. We were especially impressed with Cruser around noon time. We were both starving, and planned to stop for lunch after one run…. Three runs later, we finally took a break – just great snow conditions on that trail.

    Thank you for all of your hard work, This was my sixth visit to Loon this year, and I continue to be impressed by the conditions of the trails this winter. On a stunningly beautiful day yesterday, the slopes matched the day. Thank you again.

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