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Inside Scoop from Mt Ops Jan 16

Steve Crowley - Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014
 “I heat up, I can’t cool down, You got me spinning, ‘Round and ‘round, ‘Round and ‘round and ‘round it goes, Where it stops nobody knows,… Abra-abra-cadabra I want to reach out and grab ya…” (SMB ’82) 

We’ll be here to reach out to our season passholders for an early opening this Saturday at Yodeler lift starting at 7:30 am. All trails serviced by the Yodeler lift will be open for a one hour head start exclusively for our season passholders to enjoy first turns on the fresh corduroy. All other lifts and trails will open at 8:30 am. If you are not so into corduroy, head over to Falcon slope as we are leaving half of that trail un-groomed to allow moguls to form. We do have a few lines on the Chute and are creating machine made bumps on skiers' right of Morning Star on Friday morning. We have some excellent terrain parks up on Foxfire and Snoozer, and Jim has built a great all-snow course in the Moonshadow park that will host a boarder cross event next weekend. Yodeler is groomed flat and will be planed each night to keep it smooth for a Nor-Am parallel slalom snowboard race being held there in the middle of next week.

The Snowmaking crews have some snow in the air this week to freshen up selected areas, however the plan is to limit operating to the overnight hours for the weekend. The base is in good shape and the grooming crews are making improvements each night so it will be skiing and riding very well in the days ahead, thank you.

The Tubing Park is open with 24 lanes and two tows operating along with 8 lanes on the Little Tubers hill for those too small to ride the tow. The Little Tubers hill is available free of charge and we do require an adult to be with the little ones there. Bill says the ice rink is open, so bring your skates and check out the newest attraction at the park. The Mountain Coaster is open and is located at the Tannenbaum Lodge.  Shuttles are available in the lots and lodging and also to and from the Tubing Park and Mountain Coaster on request. There's great weather for skiing and riding as we enter a more seasonal pattern so I can cool down. Come on out we’ll go ‘round and ‘round, see you on the slopes!