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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 lower section of Cascade Park.
Q: Do you foresee any snowmaking opportunities for the duration of December?
After Thursday the forecast does not look favorable until after Christmas. However, from December 26th until the end of the month, the forecast predicts awesome snowmaking temps with lows reaching the lower teens on some nights.
Q: When do you foresee all the trails being open?
A: We still need to make more snow in order to be 100% open. We are expected to get some cold temps over a few nights this week, however, the days look warm, so available terrain depends on how much snow we can produce.
Q: How do you determine what trails to open?
A: Certain areas require more snow to allow us to operate, such as terrain that connects runs to different lifts as well as base areas. Once we determine there is enough coverage in those areas, our mountain ops team as well as our ski patrollers assess the terrain, which determines whether a run is safe enough for us to open to the public.

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