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The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 12/21/17

Arialle Hess  
 Our slopes are almost 100% open! Assistant Snowmaking Manager, Kevin Jennings, joins us for today’s edition of “The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers”
 
Q: The snowmakers had another production run last night. How did that go?
A: Last evening was more of a “dusting” to improve conditions, rather than a big production run. We operated the system for 8 hours and used around 1.1 million gallons. The wet-bulb hung out at around 24-26 which was just cold enough for us to effectively convert. Luckily, the wind was calm, which allowed us to lift the barrels up/give the plume some hang time, oscillate the fans, and spread the product around as much as possible.
 
Q: Will the slopes deteriorate with the possible rain during the warm spell?
A: Thankfully we have a solid base, which actually helps …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 12/18/17

Arialle Hess  
Our slopes are almost 100% open! Assistant Snowmaking Manager, Kevin Jennings, joins us for today’s edition of “The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers”
 
Q: What does the snowmaking forecast look like for this week?
A: The snowmaking plan moving forward includes overnight production on Wednesday, December 20th and Thursday December 21st. We hope after the two nights of operation this week, we can move some mobile snow guns off of Teddy Bear and Lower Broadway and reposition them after …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 12/15/17

Arialle Hess  

Assistant Snowmaking Manager, Kevin Jennings, joins us for today’s edition of “The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers”.

Q: We finally had some natural snow fall last night! That should help you guys with snow production, right?
A:  At Bear Creek, we always welcome natural snow, but it can be tricky when you are trying to lay a base down on the slopes. Snowmaking is a …

Opening Day is Set!

Jeff Zellner  

Bear Creek is happy to announce that we will be open for skiing and riding on Saturday, December 16th at 10am.  We anticipate having nearly all terrain open, with all lifts in operation.   We will not be opening tubing on Saturday, however, keep posted for updates regarding this offering.  

We are very happy and encouraged by the cold temperatures in the early part of December and can’t wait to see everyone on the slopes.   We will continue to make snow whenever possible, including during operating hours to create the best conditions …

The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers 12/13/17

Arialle Hess  
Assistant Snowmaking Manager, Kevin Jennings, joins us for today’s edition of “The Sit-Down with the Snowmakers”.
 
Q: So, the question that gets everybody excited for winter: when are you guys going to start blowing snow?
A:  We fired up the guns on Friday night and ran all 129 guns to put down a nice layer before the snowfall on Saturday. After the snowfall we pumped another 1.3 million gallons of water onto the hill overnight. The natural snowfall and our work on Saturday night will help us tremendously …