Winter Storm Operational Update: January 20, 2019
Today we were anxious to receive what was forecasted to be our biggest snowstorm of the season. Meteorologists up and down the east coast predicted that we would see upwards of a foot and a half of powder.
We were conservative in our estimates of how much we would receive during this storm and while Mother Nature did deliver 8 ½ inches of new snow overnight, she also quickly followed it with a wintery mix of freezing rain and sleet that resulted in delayed openings.
We know this can be frustrating, but each new storm has the potential to present challenges and we want to assure you that our mountain operations team and lift operators are always working as hard and fast as they can to get you out on the slopes as soon as possible each morning. We want to thank our guests for their patience during this time as we know how exciting new snow can be! We look forward to integrating this new snow into our base and continuing to improve conditions across the mountain this season.
Looking ahead in the short term, we anticipate that temperatures will drop significantly beginning this afternoon and will remain in the single digit and below zero range until Tuesday morning. During this time we advise our guests to take protective measures against this cold if they plan to come to ski and ride with us.
- Please ensure you are wearing multiple layers of dry, warm and comfortable clothing.
- Use hand and foot warmers in your boots and gloves.
- Wear protective clothing including hard-shell jackets & snow pants, face masks, hats, helmets and more. Minimize or completely eliminate exposing your skin to the cold.
- Take frequent breaks to warm up in the summit or base lodge. Utilize our fires to keep clothing dry and warm during these breaks.