The Run Down

Winter is Coming!

New RFID Gate at Sterling Mountain

New RFID Gate at Sterling Mountain

Okay skiers and riders, get ready! Passes and Badges are on sale now for the 2017 – 2018 season. What does that mean? It means the seasonal cycle is changing and we are moving into Winter post haste! Before you know it, you’ll be walking out of the Burton Summer Sale with a fresh new kit (August 25-27. Stop by our tent and say hi or pick up your pass!) and heading out to catch the season’s new shred flick premieres. After that comes (hopefully) the chance for some pre-season turns, and then VOILA! Winter is upon us. Check out our online Pass Store for pricing and to grab your pass before prices increase after Labor Day. Also, if you haven’t heard, we’re implementing RFID technology this season to streamline the process from lift tickets to lift riding. There’s also more information on that to be found on the Pass Store page.

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The Zone Has Been Reshaped

IMG_0043We’ve been working on reshaping The Zone for The Molly Rail Jam.  The temps were bitter last Saturday so it was canceled, but the Rail Jam has been rescheduled for this upcoming Sunday.  There is also a jump line of 3 small to medium sized jumps. Check out the flat down and the pipe rail set up as a down rail. Should be a bit more challenging. I also added a second jump back into Birch Run. Things are shaping up to be a great week with a Nor’easter on the horizon.  IMG_0044Look forward to a finely shaped mountain with fresh snow laid over the top!!  Enjoy!!
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Spring park

Nothing like some warm weather to make park riding rad.  This crew lapped all day.

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Great snow!

We had a sweet day yesterday raging Madonna.  Best thing about that was Knight’s Revenge to end it off!  Here’s some footage from my favorite zone:

The Briar Patch

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Birch Run Upper Half Rebuild

Things are looking good up here on the mountain with another fresh coating of snow. We rebuilt Birch Run early this week, making the top half more advanced. We put in two new sets of rails and a jump set of two just below. The first jump is a small table top and the second is a medium step down with a little more air time. This weekend is going to be fun, so come out and enjoy some turns with us!! Don’t forget we have an intermediate set up in the Zone, and great beginner terrain on Log Jam, with two butter boxes, big rollers with a lot of transition between, and a section of S turns winding back and forth. The tubing hill on North Hill is groomed and looking fantastic so come out for some day tubing!!  Enjoy the snow!! Continue reading

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Birch Run Rebuild

We have torn down the upper half of Birch Run today, and are prepping to rebuild for the USASA Slopestyle.  If all goes well we will get some snow overnight to blend into the base. Between that and a fresh set-up we should bring new life back to Birch Run!! Sorry for any inconvenience.  

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Terrain Park Update

The Zone has been reshaped and has a few new features. There is a rainbow funbox, a rail, and a jump. The Birch Run Terrain Park had a makeover too. It has a flat down rail, a barrel jib, a c-rail, and more. The conditions are nice and soft today, which is great for landings. The skiers and riders seem to be really enjoying the new set ups. We have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountain with all 8 lifts operating. We have 62 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. We now have 5 terrain parks open. The Log Jam Terrain Park has also been reshaped and has some new features. January is learn to ski and ride month. Learn to ski and ride month isn’t only for those who have never been on snow before. You can also learn a new snow sport through Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. This program gets you a great deal on equipment rental, lesson, and access to beginner terrain. This package is for beginners only.  To make a learn to ski reservation and get more information go to liftopia.com  To make a learn to ride reservation and get more information go to liftopia.com

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Birch Run re-boot

Such a nice sunny, fast edgeable day today. After a few hot laps on Sterling through a Birch Run park that was groomed to perfection, I checked in with the crew.

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Shaping the Zone

Things are shaping up in the Zone!  Snowmakers and Groomers have been working around the clock to add to our already hearty snow base. The Zone is no exception, with a boat load of snow. The Park Crew is on it, with 3 BR 350’s working the snowmaking into snow features. The upper half is groomed out and we are looking forward to getting some snow pushed into a bump run. Our goal is to create something fresh and new in the Zone so everyone, from the youthful, to those long in the tooth, and either skier or rider can find something that suits their taste.

Also if you haven’t had a chance, check out our new tubing Hill at the North Hill Community(just below the Aquatic Center).  Open 7 days a week from 10AM-3PM!! It just got freshened up with snow and is looking like new again!! 

Enjoy!!

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Snowmaking in Zone

  • Massive Piles of Snow were being blown into the Zone over this past week. Weather permits we are right on track. 

     

 

  • In the meantime come get some turns down Birch Run, checkout our new flat down rail from Coastal Jibs.

    Coastal JIBS

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