For over a year we have been wondering how much snow our snowmaking system would produce. Over the weekend we found out after Jeremy, our snowmaking guru, laid down a huge patch of snow on our upper field under marginal snowmaking conditions. Our HKD snow guns proved as efficient as advertised and we were able to groom some beautiful corduroy for a ski today before the warm weather took over. We have been traveling to northern Vermont chasing manmade snow for the last month so we are excited to be able to train right here on campus. We will make snow again heading into the New Years weekend in preparation for the return of our team on January 4th.
A big thank you to trustee George Foote, who designed the system, to trustee Carl Von Mertens, who built the pump house, to Andy Hungerford and his staff for coordinating the project, and to Bob Miles for the excavator work. Finally, a thank you to all of our donors who made this dream a reality for our skiers!