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The inside scoop from Mountain Operations Director, Steve Crowley.

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Inside Scoop from Mt. Ops Jan 23

Steve Crowley - Thursday, January 23, 2014

Today was day number 56 of skiing and riding. We are not to the half way point yet with many more days to come as our seasons usually run 120 days or more. The snowmaking system is shutting down tonight and will remain down through the weekend as our base is at an incredible depth. The grooming crew is hard at it, moving and tilling snow each night and Mother Nature is forecasted to add snow over the next 3 days. The moguls on the Chute have been freshened up with a quick run of snowmaking there last night. We are leaving half of Falcon un-groomed with some nice mounds on the west side of the trail. The Wall headwall received a good run of snowmaking this week and was winched and tilled last night. It skied great this morning so be sure to get over there if your abilities match the 38 degree pitch! The mogul field on Skier/rider's right of Morning Star is shaped up fine if you're looking for a good place to practice the bumps.
   Terrain parks are at their very best this season. There's new build going on in the Mardi Gras Rail Park Friday morning where we'll be adding several new rails on some big snowmaking base. Moonshadow park has a fabulous boarder cross course set up. USASA boardercross training runs will take place on Friday and competitions will be both Saturday and Sunday, but the park will be open to all after the events each day. Snoozer and the 42-78 park on Foxfire are open as well with a great set up in each park. A Masters USSA race is on Edelweiss on Sunday. Be sure to visit the delicious Safety Patrol Cook Out at the top of Mardi Gras to keep you warm and fueled up. Our Tubing Park with 24 lanes and the ice rink is open as well as the Mountain Coaster if you are looking for something a little different. Operating hours for Thursday through Sunday at the Coaster and Tubing Park are listed on the daily slope report.  A cold, cold week  at Holiday Valley has the snow surface in great condition so come on out and make some turns. You will be glad you did.

“ I’ve got to stand tall, you know a man can’t crawl, For when he knows you’re telling lies, And he hears them passing by, He’s not a man at all, Don’t want your love anymore, Don’t want your kisses, that’s for sure, I die each Time I hear this sound. Here he comes, That’s Cathy’s clown.. “ (EB ’60)  
See you on the slopes!