Your favorite mountain just keeps getting better! Here’s a list of improvements for the 2017-2018 ski and snowboard season that you can get excited about.
A LEGIT SNOW GUARANTEE
The gun show begins this November! We’ve added 29 new SMI Super Puma snow guns to our arsenal, making for total of 37 guns and a 350% increase in snowmaking capabilities. The new guns are fully automated and more effective at higher temperatures than traditional snow guns found at other areas. It’s one of the most state-of-the-art systems on the West Coast! With the right temperatures, between two to three feet of snow can be made with each gun in a 24-hour period. The coverage area is roughly 30,000 square feet per gun, and ideal snowmaking temps are around 27 -30 degrees. The total coverage is 70 acres (roughly 53 football fields) and includes the Discovery Meadow, Quicksilver, Tinkerbell, Broadway and Upper Arwine’s. Piles of snow can be made and pushed using snowcats to fill in other areas. What does this mean? As soon as we see a stretch of cold temps we’ll fire up the guns and start stockpiling snow. This will improve our odds of opening on Thanksgiving from 50% to almost 90%. The total investment for this phase is $4.8 million. Phases two and three include extending our snowmaking lines up Queens Run to the top of the Forest Queen Express lift and up Lucky Shot to the summit. This will help improve early season coverage and extend top-to-bottom skiing possibilities in the spring. So start waxing your skis and boards because the lifts could be spinning sooner than you think this year!
EXTENDED HOURS ON WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS
Lights, cameras, more action! This winter the Discovery, Gold Hills & Quicksilver lifts will be staying open later, which means the fun doesn’t have to end at 4pm anymore. New low energy induction lights were added to Quicksilver to illuminate the slopes. The total cost was a cool $100,000. Night skiing will be included in an all-day ticket on select peak days or you’ll have the option to purchase a night only ticket starting at 3:30pm. While the kids keep skiing you can join us on the Sundeck for live music every Saturday. Dinner and drinks will be available at the Fireside Cafe and Bullwheel Restaurant & Bar. Everyone wins!
Check out the Winter 2017-2018 Schedule. Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change based on weather and snow conditions.
More Gondola Cabins
FIVE NEW GONDOLA CABINS HEADING OUR WAY
Gondola capacity will increase by 21% this winter with the addition of 5 new gondola cabins. The new cabins are expected to arrive later this Fall. The additional cabins will bring the total to 28. Each gondola comes with a $40,000 price tag making these new cabins a $200,000 investment. The gondola is included in all season passes and all-mountain lift tickets (excluding Discovery). Scenic rides are also offered all winter to non-skiers. We’ll see you at the top!
Raising the Bar
NEW BAR & WOOD STONE PIZZA OVEN COMING TO CAMPBELL BASIN LODGE
Step up to the new 32 foot bar at Campbell Basin Lodge this winter for a cold pint of beer or glass of wine. Choose from a selection of 6 beers on tap or our house wines. The bar will be walk-up with limited bar seating. We’re also adding a wood stone pizza oven to cook up fresh and delicious gourmet pizzas which will be available by the slice or whole. Grab-and-go options will also be expanded, and french fries will now be on the menu. We’ll drink to that!