Monday, November 29, 2010

What an Opening Weekend!

For the first time since 2002 we were skiing and riding in November at Cranmore Mountain.  Everything came together perfectly; the weather, snow making, and grooming.  Special thanks goes out to the crew members who worked around the clock to make this possible.  This allowed us to have 5 trails open with 2 lifts servicing the terrain.  The conditions were great thanks to our 70 new snow guns, more efficient snow making system, and hardworking groomers.  The New South Quad worked perfectly in its first day of operation and will be able to provide more than double the uphill capacity of the South Double it replaces.  Both mornings saw beautiful corduroy being chopped up by those who descended the trails.  Saturday saw wild flurries in the afternoon giving us a fresh blanket of snow.  Sunday started and ended beautifully with blue bird skies ruling the day.
The Mountain Coaster was also a hit with over a thousand riders hitting the 3,700 foot track.  The lines were stretched through the zig-zagging netting, which means people must have been greatly enjoying themselves and letting others know about the wonderful experience.  You could see pure joy on everyone's faces as they came zipping down into the lower helix and to the unloading platform.

The mountain will be closed for the week while we make snow whenever conditions allow to add to the solid base we have built up.  We're looking to open South Slope for next weekend giving skiers and riders yet another option to travel down the hill on.  Lucky Loop should also see some jibs added to it this coming weekend when we'll be able to widen out the trail and make room for all users.  The tubing park is also scheduled to open up so even more family fun can be had at the mountain.  Cranmore has something going on for everyone!  Stayed tuned at for the latest news and conditions.

Thanks to all who came out and made opening weekend what it was.  We look forward to seeing you again next weekend when mountain operations will start back up on Saturday, December 4th.  Remember to think snow and Cranmore Mountain will be waiting for you!
Thanks to our groomers and snow makers who worked around the clock
to make opening weekend possible!

First, First Chair on the South Quad, quite an honor!

Beautiful corduroy that unfortunately didn't last for long thanks to our guests!

Sunday's skies were rather beautiful.  Nothing like skiing in the warm sun!

This group was itching to bomb down the mountain!

Snow making continues at every moment possible to provide even better conditions for next weekend!

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