Mountain Message Blog

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Approaching President's Week

We have surpassed the mid-winter mark and despite the low natural snowfall and mild temperatures we have been facing, the conditions have been very enjoyable!  It seems as though we haven't faced any ice this season, just eternal packed powder or soft spring-like surface conditions.  As we approach President's week you can expect more of the same.  Grooming times will vary over the next week between just after close or early morning hours depending on when the snow sets up.

Lift ticket sales may be limited to ensure a quality mountain experience. Due to anticipated high demand, especially during peak holiday periods, lift tickets and rentals must be purchased online in advance. In the event lift tickets sell out, guests will not be able to buy them in-resort at the ticket window.  Season pass holder, Quad Packs, Buddy Tickets purchased with the passholder present are guaranteed access.


We are skiing and snowboarding on 32 trails and 132 acres of terrain currently.  The crust layer that developed during the tailout of our last significant snowfall continues to be persistent in the glades and natural snow trails.  Ski Patrol will continue to asses the surfaces and open when deemed safe for the public, but the freeze thaw cycles we have recently seen have made it a challenge. Our base depths are averaging 18 - 30 inches across all trails and ski slopes.  Please check our mobile app and MOUNTAIN REPORT on the website daily for the latest skiing and riding conditions.

Lift Operations

All 5 lifts - the Summit Six Express, Spear Mountain Express, Barnyard Triple, and Carpet 1 lifts are loading guests seven days a week.  We continue to operate the Wanna Be Wild surface lift Friday through Sundays. 


Our grooming team continues to knock it out of the park with their consistent, seamless, velvety snow surfaces they have been providing us!  Combine that and with the sunshine we have seen over the last several days and you are bound to have a memorable day on the slopes. Lower Wild Side continues to take shape and we plan to open the full terrain park very soon.  Snowmaking has moved onto Upper Chute and the crew is laying out and developing the boardercross course. 

Advance Sales

Lift tickets and rentals MUST be purchased online in-advance to guarantee availability and your place on the slopes.  Browse and purchase on our online store HERE.

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, February 14, 2023