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Prep Work

09 November
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

With the latest round of snow, we now start turning our efforts towards doing the things we need to do to open the mountain. The game now is to save what snow we have while prepping for more to come. Ahead of the storm, our patrol crew set up temporary snowfences around the mountain. These help to capture wind drifted snow and create piles for the snowcats to utilize and push around to other thin areas on the slopes. The loaders are piling up snow in the parking lot that will be used to help build out bottom lift mazes and loading areas. Snowcats are starting the first round of track-packing some of our easiest trails to help preserve and pack down the snow on these main arteries. The roughed up snow surface helps to contain wind driven snow as well. It does look like there is additional snowfall forecasted for the week. Let’s go!

Snowcat track-packing snow
Snowy Breezeway scene
Snowy base area and mountain scene

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