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Thursday, September 29, 2016

We're Expanding the Lower Snowmaking Pond!

If you've been up to the mountain over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed a bunch of machinery and construction fencing going up across from the intersection of New Canada road and Ragged Mountain Road. We are happy to announce that we received our alteration of terrain permit this week and have immediately begun construction on a large scale project to increase our water storage capacity.  The machinery has started to rumble and large back loaders are currently digging into what will be the expansion of the snowmaking pond located on the old golf course.

Bucket Loader

"We’re very excited that this project has started”, shared Ryan Schramm, General Manager. “This expansion will add 20 million gallons to the current 4 million gallon pond allowing us to more readily open terrain in the early season, and help out Mother Nature when we need to.”  The new 24 million gallon pond will feed into the existing 10 million gallon pond at the base of the mountain.

Along with the expansion of the snowmaking pond we have installed several new pipes on key trails this summer, creating a more efficient system so our team can make snow on beginner terrain that is essential in the early season. We’re all still going to be doing our snow dance this year to appease Ullr and the other snow gods, but we also want to stack the odds in our favor, just in case our dance isn’t enough.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, September 30, 2016

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