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The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 2/2/18

Arialle Hess  

Get ready for the big game at Bear Creek! Aside from live music on Saturday, special ticket pricing on Sunday and live coverage of the big game, our snowmaking team is making sure you have a winning day on the slopes!
Assistant Snowmaking Manager Kevin Jennings is here to let us know what we can expect heading into the weekend.

Q: Earlier this week we had some unusual sightings at BC; the snowmakers were out during the day! Tell us about your mid-morning runs.
A: The weather in the past has shafted us …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 1/26/18

Arialle Hess  

Mother Nature is finally bringing back some cold over-night temps. Assistant Snowmaking Manager Kevin Jennings is here to recap his weekly work in preparation for this weekend.

Q: After the rain storm on Tuesday, your team was able to get back on the guns later in the week. How did production go on Wednesday night?
A: The forecast looked great for Wednesday, however, production wasn’t at an all time high. Early in the night the humidity was too …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 1/23/18

Arialle Hess  

Mother Nature hasn’t been in our favor much over the past few weeks, so today Assistant Snowmaking Manager Kevin Jennings will review the past few rain storms and share updates on Bear Creek's slope conditions and snowmaking plans.

Q: MLK weekend is always huge for ski resorts, but the 60⁰ rain storm had to make an impact, so how did you combat Mother Nature?
A: The rain definitely did some damage on the slopes which caused our delayed opening however, on Saturday night we were able to put down 2.2 million gallons of water which drastically helped …

The Saviors of Skiing

Arialle Hess  
Every month, the Bear Creek team likes to inform our guests about current news that's happening on our slopes, but this month we would like to give you an inside look at what it took to open the ticket windows this December. This month's blog is a special edition, reflecting upon the staff that made it all possible; the saviors of skiing.
 
Preparing a mountain for skiing is no easy task. Any attempt to control mother nature is an attempt to control madness. But that’s just what a bunch of our Mountain Ops employees do every single night.
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We are well into winter and you can hear the hustle and bustle of the employees at Bear Creek. Every morning you see the groomers out on the …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 12/28/17

Arialle Hess  

Happy Holidays everyone! If you are looking for a great winter escape during the holiday break, we have just the thing!
Today Assistant Snowmaking Manager Kevin Jennings will share updates on Bear Creek's slope conditions and snowmaking plans for the holiday week.

Q: I am sure the mountain ops team is ecstatic that winter has finally arrived! How did snowmaking go last night?
A: The boys hit another one out of the park. We ran 100% of the guns and pumped another 2.2 million gallons in 8 …