Tuesday, November 21, 2017

More Snow Today

We reported 3 inches of new this morning and have had another 1-2 inches since then. The skiing was soft and carvable all over. The Ski Patrol has done even more ski cutting and several of them side stepped their way down Middle Chute on Slalom Slope. There has even been a little bit of directed skiing in Lenawee Parks. Today felt like the middle of Winter instead of the middle of November.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ski Cutting

Today was stunning. It snowed all day yesterday and into the night. This morning, we reported 11 inches of new snow and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. The day was cold and crisp, but not bitter. Perfect ski weather.

So, the Ski Patrol has been quite busy ski cutting and ski packing all across the mountain. Today, they had a tremendous impact on the Upper Mountain. This was a terrific storm. We will see several trails widened. Lower Wrangler opened this morning. With a little luck, we may get Humbug open. Our key objective is to get the snow packed down and be really poised for the next storm. The place looks fantastic.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Snow Stake

The Flaming A is 18 inches tall. Do you really need a ruler?


I love it. Just after daybreak, it started snowing and has be falling heavily the whole time. WAY more to come. Drive safely and slowly. It is a little slick out there.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


This forecast looks pretty good.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lower Wrangler Snowmaking

I would describe our snowmaking priority right now as trying to get as much green terrain open as we can by the Thanksgiving weekend. Last week we opened Sundance and Molly Hogan (trail and lift). Yesterday we opened the Pika Place conveyor lift. Currently our snowmakers are blowing snow on Lower Wrangler and the rest of Molly Hogan. We have had several good nights in a row. If we can get 2 or 3 more good nights, we should be skiing Lower Wrangler and we will have substantially increased the teaching terrain on Molly Hogan.

I anticipate our Thanksgiving weekend conditions to be very good.  Shhhhhhhhh........it might snow Friday.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

First Skin

This afternoon/evening Kay and I took our first skin of the season. It felt great to be out on the hill. The snow was good and the weather perfect. It reminded me to encourage people to be extra careful. The snowmakers and cat drivers are working out there. Stay as far away from them as you can. Wear a headlamp and take it easy skiing downhill. It is always fun. Just be careful.