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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 …

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 …