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The inside scoop from Mountain Operations Director, Steve Crowley.

Stay tuned for a weekly message about the snow, the base, snowmaking and upcoming events, straight from the source, Holiday Valley Mountain Ops.

The Inside Scoop from Mountain Ops, March 15

Steve Crowley - Friday, March 15, 2013

     “Bet you didn’t think I knew how to rock n’ roll , Oh I got the boogie – woogie right down to my very soul, There ain’t no need for me to be a wallflower, ‘cause now I’m living on blues power, I knew all the time but now I’m gonna let you know, I’m gonna keep on rocking, no matter if it’s fast or slow, ain’t gonna stop until the twenty fifth hour, cause now we’re living on blues power… “(EC ’70).

Update for midweek...as of Tuesday, March 19 we've received another 6 or so inches of snow, with more in the forecast and MIDWINTER conditions! It's like the old days! Right now we're running 10 lifts during the week, about 45 slopes. Keep your fingers crossed and we could open Eagle again for the weekend! Saturday brings the annual Pond Skimming and Box Race competitions and SUNSHINE! See you at Yodeler, with registration at 11, Box Race at 12:30 and Pond Skimming at 1:00. Great music from DJ John Barry and a cookout and margarita bar!

Everyone, including Jane, are boogying down the moguls now. Morning Star, Chute and Falcon have some mighty fine bumps. We have received 8++ inches of new snow this week on top of superbly groomed slopes creating some great packed power conditions.

The snowmakers are racing on Edelweiss Saturday morning to raise money for Mercy Flight. Crews from several different areas will be competing in a tandem hose slalom. It's a a great way for these hardworking fellows to to swap stories and tall tales, and close out the year. The Northwind Super-G will be held on Sunday as we wind down the racing season for the year. Quarter pipe action is on for Saturday at the base of Yodeler. Jim and the park crew are shaping it up now out of the snow bar pile from last week. It’s a great event to watch so be sure to stop by. 

The Tubing Park is open this weekend and the sliding is fine. Our Mountain Coaster is operating up above the Tannenbaum Lodge. Both Tubing and the Mountain Coaster will wrap up their seasons on Sunday.

This weekend we’ll be skiing and riding 52 slopes, well set up terrain parks, and 12 lifts are operating. We bid farewell to our night skiing/riding on Saturday night and Twilight hours start Sunday. Here’s how Twilight  works: we operate all open lifts to 4:30 pm then continue to operate Cindy’s and Sunrise until 7PM all next week. This gives access to the terrain parks and good late day skiing/riding on the slopes off these two lifts. Special Twilight rates are available and we close the trails just as the sun is setting. It is good fun so give it a try! We'll be experiencing good temperature ranges for snow, grooming, and maple syrup production this next week that will provide great late season conditions. Get your sunscreen and shades I’ll see you on the slopes.