Kudos to Mount Snow, even though its almost nothing it still brightens my day.
Here it is: the first snow report of the season. Snowmakers reported for duty last night and fired up the fan guns on Launch Pad just after midnight. They blew snow through daybreak and Gaitor and the Park Crew showed up around 8am, shovels in hand. It took some wheelbarrowing and strong backs, but they set up a rail, two boxes and two culvert jibs; a few dozen “in the know” lucky ducks showed up to be Mount Snow’s first skiers and riders of the season.
You missed it? No worries. We’re blowing more snow tonight and Launch Pad will be open to the public tomorrow, and then as long as the snow holds. See a Ranger and make sure you grab a lift ticket – they’re F-R-E-E, that spells free.
So let’s think about this. Today marked the last downhill race of our summer-long SoBe Energy mountain bike series. It was also the last day to play a round of golf at the Mount Snow Golf Club. Plus, skaters were hanging out in the Carinthia skate park. Historical: on October 19, 2008, a person could golf, skate, mountain bike, ski and ride, all in the same day at Mount Snow. We’re multitaskers.
After tonight’s mid 20s, it looks like we’ll have a few nights above the freezing mark. But after that, another spate of temps in the 20s is in store, so rest assured we’ll be blowing snow. We’ll keep Launch Pad open to the public as long as there’s enough snow to slide on, so keep a close eye on the snow report for updates.
Very nice PR move. It creates some buzz, gets the blood flowing, ect. Even if Mt. Snow broke even or only lost a few dollars,it helps set the tone for the upcoming season.Good to see some "out of the box" and creative thinking.Now I wonder who will have the first lift serviced skiing. Seem like multiple claims always come in -first in the east,first in the state,first in southern Vt. ,first in central and southern Vt.,first in the Catskills, ect. I guess you did well as long as you are "first to open", but hey - what's a little word play between fellow skiers.
Well I have to say looking at the long range weather we will have 2 days of cold and then some warm up this weekend and then cold again starting tuesday of next week. If someone wanted to try for a spooky opening I think they could do it! I think mount snow wants to have top-to-bottom main mountain and carinthia though before they open with a park on carinthia.
If anyone from mount snow is reading this if you open, I will come!
Okemo has started to make snow, per their website. Could they be hinting at a possible Saturday, November, 8th opening?? I also check Bretton Woods, they are hinting at either Saturday, November 8th or Saturday the 15th.
__________ Fall Linen. Imaginary line following the most direct path down a slope that skiers continuously traverse on a run, often stopping at other invisible slope features along the way like the Tumble Lane, the Stagger Path and the Topple Zone.
I think this week is going to kill any hopes of an Okemo early opening. The temps looks downright balmy through saturday. I was hoping to get lift serviced skiing by the time my concert hit on the 9th but it does not look good *sigh* and I refuse to pay $65!