Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snowmaking Update - Monday

Update yesterday afternoon from Bruce:

Another cold and blustery day and the snowmakers are still going all out to get the mountain... all opened other than 44 for Christmas. Today we are on Annapurna, and still building up on Clair's along with all over the mountain.


For those wondering about 44, yes, it is in the plan for the future IF the weather is favorable (no rain)... if we get 44 opened, the mtn will be 100%. Right now are conditions and amount of terrain opened is way better than the past few years. I just got in from a few runs and it may be a little chilly out but the skiing is great: Hellgate to Ike is WOW, with Racer's a close second.

With the forecast, it will only get better the next few days... oh and it is basically empty, up and down no waiting other than to take a needed break. Don't wait call in sick to work, school, whatever: get up here and take advantage of our long hard hours!

11 comments:

Amazin' Baseball said...

What is 44? I don't see it on the trail map!

Jessica said...

Westway

dcan9689 said...

Hey I was wondering are there any current or future plans for expansion on Hunter, I've always wondered this question and would like to know.

Jessica said...

We are always planning for the future. When the economic climate allows, we will move forward!

KLWN said...

What about Upper 42nd. What a geat fall line trail that relieves congestion from Hellgate.

HunterRider said...

Hey Hunter... There's a growing populous of season pass holders really upset about this!!!

http://www.wdhafm.com/huntermountain.aspx

So much that people are talking about foregoing a pass next season...

Jessica said...

This isn't us selling them. The radio station received season passes in trade for air time. They are selling them.

HunterRider said...

I think I'll take a chance that this will happen again and save $300 next season..

Jessica said...

Amen to that. I can't promise it WILL happen but good luck!

Richard said...

Hey Jessica:

dcan9689 asked... Hey I was wondering are there any current or future plans for expansion on Hunter, I've always wondered this question and would like to know.

You replied: We are always planning for the future. When the economic climate allows, we will move forward!

C'mon Jes, this is a "Marketing 101" reply ... We know the Slutskys can build lodging ... got any _real_ info about lift replacement or trail expansion?

Jessica said...

Guys, honestly. This is a busy time for you to expect such lengthy answers. There is a west side expansion plan that has been leaked on the internet. That plan is still in play. New lifts... obviously. I would say the west side is a low priority compared to a new front face lift. But the ETA on any of this is outside of my knowledge. Lets see how the season goes for us.