Mountain Message Blog

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Over TWO FEET of snow this past week!

We received over two feet of snow accumulation this past week and the skiing and riding has been phenomenal!  The forecast is calling for some snow showers over the next couple of days followed by a stretch of cold temps through midweek that should enable our snowmaking team to continue expanding on terrain. 

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.

Slopes

We are currently skiing and snowboarding on 27 trails and 125 acres of terrain.  There is great base depth in the glades after this past week's snowfall, we will continue to asses the surface crust and open when Ski Patrol deems it safe for the public. Our base depths are averaging 18 - 30 inches across all trails and surface conditions consist of primarily machine groomed with variable conditions secondary.  Please check our social channels, mobile app and MOUNTAIN REPORT on the website daily for the latest updates.

Lift Operations

All 5 lifts - the Summit Six Express, Spear Mountain Express, Barnyard Triple, Carpet 1 and Wanna Be Wild surface lifts are loading guests Friday through Sunday.  During the early end of the week we do not offer the Wanna Be Wild surface lift. 

Snowmaking / Grooming

Our grooming team has been plowing out Wild Side in preparation of opening the terrain park soon with three jumps on the top section.  Snowmaking has moved onto Upper Exhibition, Birches and Town Meeting and should get great production with the temperatures forecasted this week. 

Advance Sales

Lift tickets and rentals MUST be purchase 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 Saturday, January 28, 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

WEATHER ALERT: Incoming snowstorm for the weekend!

Meteorologists are currently forecasting 6 to 10 inches of snow accumulation in the #DanburySnowbelt during this storm cycle and a couple potential storms are lining up just behind it.  Keep an eye on our WEBCAM to see the white stuff begin to stack 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.

Slopes

We are now offering 25 trails and 117 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain.  Our base depths are averaging 15 - 25 inches across all trails and recent surfaces consist of primarily Machine Groomed with Packed Powder on the horizon secondary.  Please check our social channels, mobile app and MOUNTAIN REPORT on the website daily for the latest updates.

Lift Operations

All 5 lifts - the Summit Six Express, Spear Mountain Express, Barnyard Triple, Carpet 1 and Wanna Be Wild surface lifts are loading guests Friday through Sunday.  During the early end of the week we do not offer the Wanna Be Wild surface lift. 

Snowmaking / Grooming

Our snowmaking and grooming teams just recently wrapped up on Cardigan and Lower Ridge.  Both trails are skiing and riding nicely and will benefit from some fresh natural snow tilled into the surface.  Our next plan of attack is to move over to Wild Side terrain park and Upper and Lower Exhibition. 

Advance Sales

Lift tickets and rentals MUST be purchase 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 Thursday, January 19, 2023

Thursday, January 05, 2023

NSAA National Skier Safety Month

Your Responsibility Code:

  1.  Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2.  People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3.  Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4.  Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5.  You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6.  Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8.  You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9.  Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10.  If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Slopes

We are currently skiing & riding on 19 slopes with 86 acres of terrain with an average base of 14 - 24 inches. Open slopes consist of Barnyard, Wanna Be Wild, Beginner Basin, Blueberry, Raggedy Andy, Lower Chute, Upper Chute, Main St., The Meadows, Village Green, Newfound Ridge, Upper Ridge, Wild Side, Wild Ride, Headwall, Upper Crewcut, Showoff and Flying Yankee. 

Lift Operations

We are currently operating 5 lifts; The Summit Six Express, Spear Mountain Express, Barnyard Triple, and Carpet 1 in the Meadows learning area and Wanna Be Wild surface lift Friday through Sunday.

Snowmaking

Our snowmaking team recently installed 41 new stick guns on Cardigan and are looking forward to taking advantage of the upcoming forecasted temperatures. 

Advance Sales

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

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Thursday, January 05, 2023