Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowy Weather Pattern Ahead

All I want for Christmas is a weather forecast showing storm after storm heading into the White Mountains. For once, I am getting my Christmas wish. We enjoyed 5" of the fluffy stuff yesterday, giving me my first powder run of the year, hopefully the first of many.

Another 2-3" is coming in Friday, just in time for the weekend. Then a real "nor'easter" for Sunday. And if you believe long term forecasts, Christmas week could see another bout of snow before the holiday. What a gift for us snow lovers!

Now Jimmy, our mountain manager, loves to "under promise and over deliver," which of course makes him the antithesis of most of us in the marketing trade. ;) He is going to check his weather prognosticator and get back to me with an update on the forecast, but I think any way you spell it, we are going to have a very white Christmas indeed.

Jimmy also told me we are going to open new terrain for this weekend, including Skimeister, Split Decision, expanding Schneider all the way down to Gibson, and both the Competition Slope and Middle will now be open down to the North which runs down to the Quad. This on top of already having Artist Falls and Easy Street off the Summit means we will have the best variety of terrain going in very short order here!

I would also like to introduce a new interactive trail map on our website: http://www.cranmore.com/info/winter/trailmap.asp

Not only does it show you what trails are opened, closed, groomed and where snow was made, it also gives you little insider tips and descriptions of each trail from yours truly.

We are in the process of uploading videos and still photos of every trail and left. But here's what's REALLY cool. You, our loyal fans, can also submit photos and videos. Click on the "submit my photo/video" tab at the top of the map and if we like it, we'll post it! My goal is to have this trail map lit up like a Christmas tree by the first of the year so thanks in advance for helping me reach that goal.

See you on the slopes this weekend I hope! What a great way to reward yourself for finishing your holiday shopping early (yeah right!).

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