What a happy surprise it was to wake up this morning and find my backyard covered in several inches of the white stuff. I love it when the weatherman gets it all wrong. This surprise snowfall was definitely not in the forecast which called for a chance of some light snow mixed in overnight before turning over to all rain. Instead we have plowable snow.
As I sit here in my office at the base of Cranmore, pretty close to the lunch hour, the snow is still coming down at a good clip. At least 4" have fallen already and more is to come. Sure, it may switch over to the "r" word later on but for now - it's a sight for sore eyes. Nothing covers up the dismal browns of November like a fresh coating of the white stuff.
This plus the work of our snowmakers ensures our tubing park will be in great shape for Fri. Nov. 28th, that plus our jib park up by the Lucky Loop lift. And opening weekend Dec. 6th should be awesome. I hear from Jimmy Mersereau, our head of Mountain Ops, that there is an excellent chance that we will be skiing and riding off the summit right from Day 1. Plan is to open Artist Falls, South Slope, Beginners Basin and Beginner's Luck. That is preliminary - if Mother Nature surprises us again like she did today, who knows what we can pull off.
Of course, everything is weather permitting so check back here or call our snow phone if you are on the road for the latest - 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.
When you're done tubing or hitting the rails, be sure to check out our new indoor Fun Zone opening this Fri. and Sat. from 4-7pm at the Fitness Center. When was the last time you played Dodge Ball or bounced in a Bouncy House? Yeah, I thought so. Check it out - only $10 and it will help you burn off all that turkey.