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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 …

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 …