Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Gunning for December 12 Opening
I've got good news and bad news.
The good news is that colder temps returned overnight and Jimmy, Johnny and the crew were cranking out snow on South Slope, Beginner's Luck, Gibson, Easy Street, Beginner Basin, Lucky Pitch and Middle, plus the lower tubing park. Current operations call for more snowmaking overnight tonight, Tuesday, then resuming on Friday after Thursday's anticipated rain event.
Here are some photos of some of our 80 new guns cranking out snow on the South and on Middle this morning.
The bad news is that despite the headway we are making, that our opening day is now projected for Sat. Dec. 12. This will allow us to maximize snowmaking over the weekend when colder weather becomes more firmly entrenched.
Plan on skiing, riding and snow tubing on the 12th. With any luck we'll have the Lucky Loop jib park set up as well.
In the meantime, visit us at the Settler's Green mini-tubing park on Sat. Dec. 5th from 11am - 3pm in North Conway. Finish up your holiday shopping and let the kiddos ride a snow tube down a mini tubing hill right in the heart of the outlet village! C-more the Penguin will be there and Santa usually goes for a slide as well.
Our friends from the Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum will be at the event selling penguins for the January 9th Great Penguin Race at Cranmore to benefit the Museum. They are a great organization and need our support now more than ever. These cute little penguins are only $5 and make great stocking stuffers even if you can't make it to the Jan. 10th event. As a thank you, we'll be giving out discount coupons for our Tubing Park and Fun Zone. Stop by to enter to win a Tubing Season Pass too!
In the meantime, do your snow dance, say your prayers and we'll see you on the 12th!