I want to thank Mike McAdoo and Arlo Pouliot for their work on Upper Drifter. They used the winch cat to pull snow up Drifter yesterday. They did a great job covering the rough spots near the fence. The wind loves to take the snow and move it away from the fence. The last photo “farming snow” is where the snow usually ends up. The groomers can pull the snow back on the trail and then down around the fence. This method of farming snow is a great way to capture the blown snow.
Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 6 lifts operating, including the Madonna I Lift. We now have 69 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are packed powder and machine groomed with average base depths of 14 to 50 inches. We are presently making snow on Snow Snake, Log Jam, Hibernator, and the base area of the Village Lift. 31 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Shuttle, Jolly Rodger, and Wanderer for a grand total of 94 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Currently, it is partly sunny and 5 degrees at the summit of Sterling. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with a high of 25 degrees. Log Jam and Hibernator will be closed tomorrow for snowmaking.