Mountain Message Blog

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year! After a night full of singing and dancing, food and fireworks, we're ready to kick the New Year off with some turns on fresh snow. 2019 said hello by dropping off 3 inches to celebrate! We can expect some warmer temps today with some AM clouds lingering from the storm system as it makes its way out. The clouds should begin to part midday, making way for the sun to peek through with temperatures near the 40's.

We look forward to seeing you at beautiful Ragged Mountain! It should be another great day of skiing with some fresh snowfall to boot!

Don't forget to book your ticket online, in advance to save! Click here for more information on how you can by your ticket now.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sport Thoma Demo Day Today!

Sport Thoma will be hosting their first demo day of the season today! If you've been eye-balling the latest goods but aren't quite sure what you'd like to buy, this is the perfect opportunity to come out and try before you buy. Sporting brands like Rossignol, Blizzard, K2, and more, they're certain to have something for everyone. Make sure the holiday gift you've been thinking about for yourself is the one you're going to love!

Are you still looking for New Year's Even plans? Why not come celebrate with Ragged?! From 6:00 - 10:00 PM, we'll be hosting our annual New Year's Eve Bash, complete with live music by Alex Anthony Music, dinner service, fireworks, and a Tap Takeover with Longtrail Brewing. Tickets for adults are just $54, and tickets for children 12 and under are $29. Click here for full dinner menu and event details.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, December 30, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Planning for New Year's?

Why not come up and celebrate with Ragged Mountain! From 6:00 - 10:00 PM, we'll be hosting our annual New Year's Eve Bash, complete with live music by Alex Anthony Music, dinner service, fireworks, and a Tap Takeover with Longtrail Brewing. Tickets for adults are just $54, and tickets for children 12 and under are $29. Click here for full dinner menu and event details.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A Very Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas, and regardless of whether or not you found yourself on Santa's naughty or nice list, we've got plenty of great skiing and riding for all. Be sure to stop by today and make some turns with us to celebrate this season. From our family to yours, Ragged Mountain Resort wishes you the happiest of holidays!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018

Snowmaking Weather!

Coming off a fantastic weekend full of live music and a junk yard themed rail jam, we're psyched to be heading into the last week before the New Year with low temps. You may just see some snowmakers our there helping to recharge the surface after some warm temps. Be sure to thank them for their hard work if you do!

Speaking of the New Year, do you have plans yet? Why not come up and celebrate with Ragged Mountain! From 6:00 - 10:00 PM, we'll be hosting our annual New Year's Eve Bash, complete with live music by Alex Anthony Music, dinner service, fireworks, and a Tap Takeover with Longtrail Brewing. Tickets for adults are just $54, and tickets for children 12 and under are $29. Click here for full dinner menu and event details.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, December 24, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Scrap Yard Jam feat. DJ Scrumptious!

Be sure to join us today, Sunday 12/23, for our first annual Scrap Yard Jam with DJ Scrumptious! To keep things fun for everyone, we've dialed back the intensity for this junkyard-themed, skate-style inspired rail jam. We've got something for riders of all kinds this year -- you won't want to miss it. The open format is meant to be welcoming for boarders of all ages and abilities. Keep it stock, or get weird with the parking cones! Registration will be open this morning from 9:30 to 11:00 AM by the Stone Hearth Bar.

And just in time for our first event, Mother Nature dialed back the thermostat! We can expect temperatures to fall back into snowmaking range over the next couple of nights, which is great news heading right into the holidays. We look forward to blasting the hill with the white stuff so that we can all celebrate this year with some turns on freshly groomed corduroy!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, December 23, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

An Exciting Weekend!

Join us on Sunday the 23rd for our first annual Scrap Yard Jam featuring DJ Scrumptious! We’re dialing back the intensity for this junk yard themed, skate style inspired rail jam that has something for all types of snowboarders! Look for small skate style benches, tire jibs, transition, and some new rail features from Ragged Park Staff. The open format is meant as a welcome for boarders of all ages and abilities. Keep it stock, or get weird with the parking cones! Registration is from 9:30 - 11am. Click HERE for more info.

We’re still rocking some great early season ticket deals with our Adult tickets at $79, Teens are $64, and Junior tickets are $54 all weekend long. But, you need to check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack. At just $189, this four pack of tickets is the best value Ragged has to offer on tickets right now, and you can still snag a couple of packages just in time for the holidays! You get four, fully transferable and non-restricted tickets, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, December 22, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Hey Mother Nature... Wrong Four Letter Word

*UPDATE*

Due to some icing and high winds, both summit lifts will remain closed today. We will be running the Barnyard Triple and both Carpets.

Well, Mother Nature seems to be up to some of her old tricks and has decided to throw us a curve ball today bringing us the wrong four letter word. However, looking ahead just a few days and temps return to normal levels allowing us to crank up the snowmaking guns once again.

We will be set up for normal operations this morning and plan to remain that way. We will make updates throughout the day as conditions may change. 

Join us on Sunday the 23rd for our first annual Scrap Yard Jam featuring DJ Scrumptious! We’re dialing back the intensity for this junk yard themed, skate style inspired rail jam that has something for all types of snowboarders! Look for small skate style benches, tire jibs, transition, and some new rail features from Ragged Park Staff. The open format is meant as a welcome for boarders of all ages and abilities. Keep it stock, or get weird with the parking cones! Registration is from 9:30 - 11am. Click HERE for more info.

We’re still rocking some great early season ticket deals with our Adult tickets at $69, Teens are $50, and Junior tickets are $45 all weekend long. But, you need to check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack. At just $189, this four pack of tickets is the best value Ragged has to offer on tickets right now, and you can still snag a couple of packages just in time for the holidays! You get four, fully transferable and non-restricted tickets, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

 

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Friday, December 21, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Showoff Today On Showboat!!!

SHOWBOAT!!! That’s right; you can drop in on your favorite trail today and showoff for everyone on the Spear Quad! The Groomers worked hard last night and were able to finish pushing out the massive piles of snow, giving us a great treat before the weekend. Plus the temps are climbing back up again today and the sun will be shining brightly, so get out there and enjoy what should be an amazing day on the slopes!

Join us on Sunday the 23rd for our first annual Scrap Yard Jam featuring DJ Scrumptious! We’re dialing back the intensity for this junk yard themed, skate style inspired rail jam that has something for all types of snowboarders! Look for small skate style benches, tire jibs, transition, and some new rail features from Ragged Park Staff. The open format is meant as a welcome for boarders of all ages and abilities. Keep it stock, or get weird with the parking cones! Registration is from 9:30 - 11am. Click HERE for more info.

We’re still rocking some great early season ticket deals with our Adult tickets at $69, Teens are $50, and Junior tickets are $45 all weekend long. But, you need to check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack. At just $189, this four pack of tickets is the best value Ragged has to offer on tickets right now, and you can still snag a couple of packages just in time for the holidays! You get four, fully transferable and non-restricted tickets, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

 

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sunny Skies and Warmer Temps = Great Day For Some Runs!

The Arctic blast has been blown out to sea and is being replaced by some warmer temps and sunshine for today! The snow should be in impeccable shape this morning making for some great carving. Get up here early and enjoy the fresh groomed corduroy. Snowmaking will continue on the lower half of Ragged Peak today, please be aware of the production on Village Green, Main Street, and Lower Chute. Plus, the team will continue to work on Showboat and Showoff getting it groomed out and ready for this weekend!  

Join us on Sunday the 23rd for our first annual Scrap Yard Jam featuring DJ Scrumptious! We’re dialing back the intensity for this junk yard themed, skate style inspired rail jam that has something for all types of snowboarders! Look for small skate style benches, tire jibs, transition, and some new rail features from Ragged Park Staff. The open format is meant as a welcome for boarders of all ages and abilities. Keep it stock, or get weird with the parking cones! Registration is from 9:30 - 11am. Click HERE for more info.

We’re still rocking some great early season ticket deals with our Adult tickets at $69, Teens are $50, and Junior tickets are $45 all weekend long. But, you need to check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack. At just $189, this four pack of tickets is the best value Ragged has to offer on tickets right now, and you can still snag a couple of packages just in time for the holidays! You get four, fully transferable and non-restricted tickets, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

 

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Snowmaking Has Resumed!

*UPDATE*

Both the Spear Quad and Ragged Mountain Express lifts are on wind hold. If you are planning to ski or ride today we are happy to offer a lower mountain ticket for $20, which provides access to the Barnyard Triple and both Carpets.


Snowmaking resumed last night across Ragged Peak, with the intent to fill in a few more trails to help connect some of the dots, like Sunnyside, Upper Crew Cut, and Pines. At the same time the team is looking to add a bit more coverage to both Newfound Ridge and Village Green. They’ll be working hard once again this week, so if you see a Snowmaker make sure to thank them!

Join us on Sunday the 23rd for our first annual Scrap Yard Jam featuring DJ Scrumptious! We’re dialing back the intensity for this junk yard themed, skate style inspired rail jam that has something for all types of snowboarders! Look for small skate style benches, tire jibs, transition, and some new rail features from Ragged Park Staff. The open format is meant as a welcome for boarders of all ages and abilities. Keep it stock, or get weird with the parking cones! Registration is from 9:30 - 11am. Click HERE for more info.

We’re still rocking some great early season ticket deals with our Adult tickets at $69, Teens are $50, and Junior tickets are $45 all weekend long. But, you need to check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack. At just $189, this four pack of tickets is the best value Ragged has to offer on tickets right now, and you can still snag a couple of packages just in time for the holidays! You get four, fully transferable and non-restricted tickets, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

 

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

2 Inches To Help Refresh!

A nice little refresh was granted to us last night by Mother Nature, who dropped a new 2” of snow across Ragged. The temps will also drop tonight allowing Snowmaking to pick back up and spread some more across the lower portions of Ragged. The plan right now is to do some resurface work on Ragged Peak providing a bit more coverage to Newfound and Village Green. They will also be working to connect the dots by finishing off Lower Chutte, and adding Pines, Sunnyside, and Upper Crew Cut. This, along with pushing out Showboat and Showoff, will certainly make for another great weekend of skiing ahead of us!

We’re still rocking some great early season ticket deals with our Adult tickets at $69, Teens are $50, and Junior tickets are $45 all weekend long. But, you need to check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack. At just $189, this four pack of tickets is the best value Ragged has to offer on tickets right now, and you can still snag a couple of packages just in time for the holidays! You get four, fully transferable and non-restricted tickets, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

 

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Monday, December 17, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Happy Sunday - A Great Week Ahead!

Looking ahead this week we’ve got a bit of snow in the forecast, plus some cold temps return. Looks like the snowmakers will get the chance to fire the guns back up with the goal of connecting a few dots on Ragged Peak. The team is looking at Pines, Upper Crew Cut, finishing Lower Chutte, and Sunnyside. Plus the groomers will be working this week to push out Showboat with the goal of having that open for next weekend!

We’re still rocking some great early season ticket deals with our Adult tickets at $69, Teens are $50, and Junior tickets are $45 all weekend long. But, you need to check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack. At just $189, this four pack of tickets is the best value Ragged has to offer on tickets right now, and you can still snag a couple of packages just in time for the holidays! You get four, fully transferable and non-restricted tickets, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Sunday, December 16, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Two Peaks Are Better Than One!

Today is the season opening of Spear Peak, two weeks ahead of schedule. This winter has been great so far and Mother Nature has provided us with the right blend of early natural snow and cold temps. Our team has jumped on the opportunity to deliver some of the best early season skiing we’ve seen at Ragged. We hope you are able to join us today for some great turns down Cardigan, Turnpike, and Wanna Be Wild! Adult tickets are $69, Teens are $50, and Junior tickets are $45 all weekend long.

Don’t miss our Holiday Party, TODAY!!! Start with a wonderful Breakfast with Santa at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn from 9am to 1pm. Treat those on your nice list with a tasty breakfast, arts and crafts for the kids, plus photos with Santa! Then from 3pm to 6pm we will be celebrating at the mountain with a holiday party featuring great music from The Just Because Band, holiday inspired drinks and meals in the Birches Mountain Restaurant, a Harpoon Tap Takeover in the Stone Hearth Bar and our annual tree lighting ceremony at 5pm right in the base area. Learn more HERE.

Still looking for that perfect gift? Check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack for just $189. This four pack of tickets is fully transferable and non-restricted, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

New Feature Friday!

While the snowmaking and grooming teams have been hard at work getting Spear Peak ready to open for tomorrow, our Terrain Park team has been eyeing up the chance to build some new features. Last night that team delivered. Two new features are ready for today, including a small hip and jump which will complement the down rail and pole jam from before. We’re psyched to have some new features so early this season, and with new terrain opening tomorrow, we should be seeing more features added soon! Stay tuned for further updates. Plus, check out the Scrapyard Rail Jam contest featuring DJ Scrumptious which will be hosted on December 23rd. $800 cash prize purse!!! Learn More HERE.

Don’t miss our Holiday Party, tomorrow! Lift tickets are still at early season rates with Adults at $69, Teens at $50 and Junior Tickets at $45. Head over for a wonderful Breakfast with Santa at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn from 9am to 1pm. Treat those on your nice list with a tasty breakfast, arts and crafts for the kids, plus photos with Santa! Then from 3pm to 6pm we will be celebrating at the mountain with a holiday party featuring great music from The Just Because Band, holiday inspired drinks and meals in the Birches Mountain Restaurant, a Harpoon Tap Takeover in the Stone Hearth Bar and our annual tree lighting ceremony at 5pm right in the base area. Learn more HERE.

Still looking for that perfect gift? Check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack for just $189. This four pack of tickets is fully transferable and non-restricted, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

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Last Edited by Ben Hall on Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Heading Into The Weekend,

With a full head of steam! As you’ve seen all week long, the snowmaking team has been working hard on Spear, and so has our groomers. They’ve been able to push a bunch of snow around and we are looking at having Spear Peak open for Saturday morning with Cardigan, Turnpike, and Wanna Be Wild open. We will also open the Beginner’s Basin and Carpet 2, giving us 100% of our beginner area and every alpine lift open for December 15th!

Plus, it’s our annual Holiday Party. Start with a wonderful Breakfast with Santa at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn from 9am to 1pm. Treat those on your nice list with a tasty breakfast, arts and crafts for the kids, plus photos with Santa! Then from 3pm to 6pm we will be celebrating at the mountain with a holiday party featuring great music from The Just Because Band, holiday inspired drinks and meals in the Birches Mountain Restaurant, a Harpoon Tap Takeover in the Stone Hearth Bar and our annual tree lighting ceremony at 5pm right in the base area. Learn more HERE.

Still looking for that perfect gift? Check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack for just $189. This four pack of tickets is fully transferable and non-restricted, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Celebrate the Holidays with Ragged This Saturday!

Make plans to join us on Saturday for our annual Holiday Party. Learn more HERE. Start with a wonderful Breakfast with Santa at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn from 9am to 1pm. Treat those on your nice list with a tasty breakfast, arts and crafts for the kids, plus photos with Santa! Then from 3pm to 6pm we will be celebrating at the mountain with a holiday party featuring great music from The Just Because Band, holiday inspired drinks and meals in the Birches Mountain Restaurant,  a Harpoon Tap Takeover in the Stone Hearth Bar and our annual tree lighting ceremony at 5pm right in the base area.

Still looking for that perfect gift? Check out our Mission: Four'dable Quad Pack for just $189. This four pack of tickets is fully transferable and non-restricted, meaning you can buy one pack and give four people tickets, or buy a pack for each person on your list. These tickets can be used any day Ragged is open for the 2018/19 season, and the way things have been going so far it looks to be one of the best seasons yet! Grab a Quad Pack now and get the best savings on tickets we offer. Buy Now HERE.

We are pleased to announce that uphill skiing is now open. Thank you for your patience while we took time to review and revamp our Uphill Policy. The new policy is live, please read it HERE. We ask that you help us by following and sharing the new policy. We love to offer uphill access for our guests and for those who want that added experience. We just ask that you follow the policy as it is written.

Thanks, and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Rocking on Showboat!

Snowmaking continues to produce at high levels this week, and is currently rocking it on Showboat and Showoff. The Groomers were out yesterday pushing Cardigan and will continue today to work the big piles of snow getting it ready for some fun runs this coming weekend. Make your plans now for Saturday and join us for our Holiday Party.

To learn more about our holiday party on December 15th, click HERE. Join us for Breakfast with Santa at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn from 9am to 1pm, and then at the mountain for a holiday party featuring great music from The Just Because Band, Holiday inspired drinks and meals in the Birches Mountain Restaurant, and our annual tree lighting ceremony at 5pm right in the base area.

We are pleased to announce that uphill skiing is now open. Thank you for your patience while we took time to review and revamp our Uphill Policy. The new policy is live, please read it HERE. We ask that you help us by following and sharing the new policy. We love to offer uphill access for our guests and for those who want that added experience. We just ask that you follow the policy as it is written.

Thanks, and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

New Uphill Policy

The cold temps keep blessing us with tremendous snowmaking weather. Production over the past 48 hours has been amazing, allowing for the Snowmakers to shift focus from Cardigan over to Showboat. Things look good for Spear Peak to be open this weekend. We will continue to update as the week progresses.

We are pleased to announce that uphill skiing is now open. Thank you for your patience while we took time to review and revamp our Uphill Policy. The new policy is live, please read it HERE. We ask that you help us by following and sharing the new policy. We love to offer uphill access for our guests and for those who want that added experience. We just ask that you follow the policy as it is written.

Thanks, and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Making Snow On Cardigan!!!

Another beautiful day is ahead of us with warmer temps than yesterday and sunny skies. Make sure to get out there and enjoy all the great skiing and riding.

The team is continuing to take full advantage of the cold temps and have shifted efforts over to Spear Peak with a focus on opening Cardigan for next weekend. We’ll continue to post updates right here so keep an eye out all week long.

It's easy to look at this winter and say it's easily one of, if not the best start to a season we've seen in years. Hopefully you've been able to get out and enjoy it with us.

You can keep on enjoying this winter for less with the MISSION: FOUR'DABLE Quad Pack, which is still available for only a short time at the great price of $189. You get four non-restricted, fully transferable tickets good for any day Ragged Mountain is open for the 2018/19 season. It’s a great way to try Ragged for the first time as a family, or ensure you can go skiing or riding this winter at one of the best prices offered. Time to buy is limited, so CLICK HERE NOW to grab your Quad Packs before it's too late!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Sunday, December 09, 2018

Saturday, December 08, 2018

From Headwall to Barnyard!!!

If you've been watching our reports this past week you know the hard work the team has been putting in all week getting ready for this morning. We're happy to say that after opening 2 new trails yesterday (Upper Ridge and Headwall), we're opening 3 more today! Come on up and enjoy fan favorite trails like Barnyard and Lower Ridge. Please note that Lower Ridge will be opening later in the morning, but will open today!

Conditions have been tremendous so far. It's easy to look at this and say it's easily one of the best, if not the best start to a season we've seen in years. Hopefully you've been able to get out and enjoy it with us. You can keep on enjoying this winter for less with the MISSION: FOUR'DABLE Quad Pack, which is still available for only a short time at a great price of $189. You get four non-restricted, fully transferable tickets good for any day Ragged Mountain is open for the 2018/19 season. It’s a great way to try Ragged for the first time as a family, or ensure you can go skiing or riding this winter at one of the best ticket prices offered. Time to buy is limited, so CLICK HERE NOW to grab your Quad Packs before it's too late!

We'll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Saturday, December 08, 2018

Friday, December 07, 2018

The Groomers Are Getting Things Ready

*UPDATE* Both Upper Ridge and Headwall will be open today!

The past 24hrs have seen a shift from snowmaking to grooming on Upper Ridge, Lower Ridge, Barnyard and Headwall. The groomers has been working their blades and will be dropping the tillers soon to get those trails open for some fresh turns on Saturday morning!

In the meantime, snowmaking is planning their next move to Spear Peak as temps stay favorable into next week. We’ll keep updating as the team works their magic!

For conditions right now, the snow is fast and grippy. Perfect for early season leg conditioning. Set those edges and ride them through to your next turn. Get your balance points right and be ready for the next big storm!

Speaking of edges… Just a friendly reminder that if your gear needs some love, go talk to Eddie or Kyle in the Ragged Edge Tuning and Repair shop. They can get your board or skis back in shape so you can fully enjoy this amazing start to the season. But, they can also do some pretty amazing repairs, so if you have that unfortunate stop in the woods they can help. Go stop in and say hi, they’re right down in the rental department.

We’ll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Friday, December 07, 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018

More Terrain Opening This Weekend!!!

WOW!!! What a few days of cold means here at Ragged is tons of great production from the Snowmaking team. They’ve been at it around the clock since Monday night and the piles are really starting to build across Ragged Peak and in the Barnyard area.

This team is a group of unsung early season heroes. If you see one, throw them a thank you, give them a high five, and let them know how much their hard work means to you.

This weekend it looks like we will be skiing and riding on Upper Ridge, Headwall, Lower Chute, and Barnyard because of this team’s hard work.

We'll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Thursday, December 06, 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Snowmaking is Cranking!

Snowmaking has been driving hard the past couple of nights with these cold temps and production is looking good! If you’re out skiing or riding and see one of the snowmakers, stop and say thanks!

The cold temps are helping us see through to the goal of adding more terrain this weekend. We hope to add Lower Ridge, Upper Ridge, Headwall, and Barnyard this weekend, providing more terrain for all guests!

As a friendly reminder, please remember that if you purchased a season pass and have yet to pick it up, pick up is now in the new Guest Service’s building. It’s the grey building in between the Meeting House and Elmwood Lodges. You will see a big orange awning that says Guest Services on it! Please also remember that there is a one-time $5 RFID card fee. Learn more about RFID HERE.

We'll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Cold Temps Are Back

And that means that the snowmakers are out there earning their keep! With last nights shift in temperature the snowmaking system roared back to life with a focus to increase man-made coverage by this weekend. Currently the goal is to see Lower Ridge, Upper Ridge, Headwall, and Barnyard open providing more terrain for all guests!

This new cold front came with a price though as the warm temps melted some of our natural snow pack. Patrol has closed all natural terrain due to the freeze thaw cycle it saw in the past 24 hours.

If you were joined us this past weekend, we hope you made your way into the Stone Hearth Bar were we've increased some of our great food and beer offerings. If not, go grab lunch and try one of the tasty flat breads in Stone Hearth. Try the Snowmaker (in honor of the cold temps and hard work being done!) and pair it with a Ragged Red from the Flying Goose Brewery... So Good!

We'll see you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

Monday, Monday - a 'Spring Like' Day!

Yesterday’s mixed precipitation had less of an impact on conditions than we anticipated allowing us to maintain the same trail count as we started with of 28 trails. With today’s forecast of sunny skies and warmer temps, it will be a beautiful day for getting a few runs in!

As the temperature begins to drop towards the end of today, our mountain operations team will be firing back up the guns with the goal of increased terrain open for this coming weekend. Keep an eye on the SLOPE REPORT for the most up to date info.

A few helpful notes on what to expect with conditions:

- We're looking at all ungroomed terrain having anywhere from 1 foot to over 3 feet of natural snow. This means that all ungroomed terrain can have thin spots, may have exposed water bars, and are best suited to expert skiers and riders. Please use your best judgement when entering an ungroomed trail, even though it may be a Blue Square, it will still pose a higher difficulty today due to conditions. 

- Expert skiers and riders, Pels and Sweepstakes are amazing. There is a bunch of snow up top, but as you drop down in the lower sections be aware of some open spots, which may be hidden, and exposed water bars.

- Novice skiers and riders, we are starting with top to bottom groomed terrain for you! Blueberry Patch to Upper Chute to Main Street will be open and groomed and is the easiest way down!

- Intermediate skiers and riders, both Raggae Glades and Moose Alley will be open for those who want to explore the trees on opening day, but want to keep the thrill level within their skill base. It looks great in there, but still please exercise caution with thin cover in areas.

We are very excited to be able to open this much terrain this early in the season, and just ask that you take a steady and cautious approach. Remember to get your skiing and snowboarding legs back, it is still early season.

 


Last Edited by Ben Hall on Monday, December 03, 2018

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Mother Nature Is Mixing It Up...

 

Mother Nature seems to have caught up with herself finally and has decided to change things up a bit. It’s been a blast having all the natural snow in the woods and on some of the ungroomed terrain, but a little bit of mixed precipitation will help to solidify our base, making for what is one of the best early seasons in a long time!

Today’s mixed precipitation might bring with it a few changes to our conditions, so please be aware of any closures. Always check our SLOPE REPORT for the most up to date info.

A few helpful notes on what to expect with conditions:

- We're looking at all ungroomed terrain having anywhere from 1 foot to over 3 feet of natural snow. This means that all ungroomed terrain can have thin spots, may have exposed water bars, and are best suited to expert skiers and riders. Please use your best judgement when entering an ungroomed trail, even though it may be a Blue Square, it will still pose a higher difficulty today due to conditions. 

- Expert skiers and riders, Pels and Sweepstakes are amazing. There is a bunch of snow up top, but as you drop down in the lower sections be aware of some open spots, which may be hidden, and exposed water bars.

- Novice skiers and riders, we are starting with top to bottom groomed terrain for you! Blueberry Patch to Upper Chute to Main Street will be open and groomed and is the easiest way down!

- Intermediate skiers and riders, both Raggae Glades and Moose Alley will be open for those who want to explore the trees on opening day, but want to keep the thrill level within their skill base. It looks great in there, but still please exercise caution with thin cover in areas.

We are very excited to be able to open this much terrain this early in the season, and just ask that you take a steady and cautious approach. Remember to get your skiing and snowboarding legs back, it is still early season.

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Sunday, December 02, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Happy Opening Weekend!

Well, if you missed opening day, do not fret. Today is going to be just as amazing, if not more. Patrol and Mountain Ops are going forward with our 28 trails that we had open at the end of the day on Friday. And we can attest to the fact that there is a bunch of snow in them woods!

A few helpful notes on what to expect with conditions:

- We're looking at all ungroomed terrain having anywhere from 1 foot to over 3 feet of natural snow. This means that all ungroomed terrain can have thin spots, may have exposed water bars, and are best suited to expert skiers and riders. Please use your best judgement when entering an ungroomed trail, even though it may be a Blue Square, it will still pose a higher difficulty today due to conditions. 

- Expert skiers and riders, Pels and Sweepstakes are amazing. There is a bunch of snow up top, but as you drop down in the lower sections be aware of some open spots, which may be hidden, and exposed water bars.

- Novice skiers and riders, we are starting with top to bottom groomed terrain for you! Blueberry Patch to Upper Chute to Main Street will be open and groomed and is the easiest way down!

- Intermediate skiers and riders, both Raggae Glades and Moose Alley will be open for those who want to explore the trees on opening day, but want to keep the thrill level within their skill base. It looks great in there, but still please exercise caution with thin cover in areas.

We are very excited to be able to open this much terrain this early in the season, and just ask that you take a steady and cautious approach. Remember to get your skiing and snowboarding legs back, it is still early season.

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Saturday, December 01, 2018
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