Friday, February 26, 2010

60" of snow in 3 days in the Eastern Catskills...

We woke up this morning to over 30" of new snow from Thursday's storm. The plows are working as hard as they can and snowbanks are 6+ feet high on the roadsides. The roads are in surprisingly good shape considering the insane amount of snow we've received.

We've received 60" of new snow in the last three days, and according to most weather stations & outlets we'll receive another 4-8" or more today into tomorrow. Saturday things should cool out, and we'll be back to normal. Well, sort of. How far back to normal can you go when you get 5 feet+ of snow in three days?!

As for lifts & trails, we're not sure what we're running today yet, but I will post that info ASAP. We have NO electrical or power problems today; our internet is running fine as well, so I'm expecting at least 5 lifts to run...expect a few delayed starts due to cleaning the snow off. Right now our main issue is how many people can make it into work safely and in a timely manner... we've been digging for days!

We've got groomed & ungroomed trails, as well. Most of the double diamonds will be left mostly ungroomed; 1/2 the diamond trails will be groomed, and the other half ungroomed. The Milky Glades will be open-- everything on the main face will be open, the West Side will open once we get Z-Lift going.

Snowtubing will not be opening today, as far as we can see.

5 comments:

Ling said...

60 inches of snow and Westway is still closed. What's going on with that? Will it ever open this season? I haven't see that trail open for many many years. Please open Hunter's best trail.

dieselgetaways said...

I've heard I87 is closed. Is this true?

Jessica said...

No. Plattekill service station closed.

Nicholas said...

Is the snow at Hunter a wet snow or powder?

Jessica said...

Powder powder powder