Bear Creek's Blog

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 …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 12/27/17

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: How was the weather last night?
A: It was a very calm, cold and dry evening with wet-bulb temps of 11°-13° and humidity hovering at around 46%.

Q: Since these& …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 12/26/17

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: It’s getting cold again. Is it time to start up the guns?
A: You bet! The cold weather is predicted to hang around for the next 12 days, so this week is definitely a big help to …