In a matter of hours, the weather went from ideal for snow-making to snowing to, well...premature snow. In all, about two inches of new snow fell on the mountaintops, also covering the cars parked outside of the Jordan Hotel. Our snowguns are now off and our snowmaking pond is being naturally refilled.
We didn't end up with the snowstorm we were all hoping for, but every night of snow-making and every inch of natural gets us that much closer. Opening day remains anyone's guess, but when we get there we'll be ready.
First and foremost, come opening day, all skier services—like lift tickets and season passes—will operate out of the South Ridge Lodge. Once you get slopeside, you'll be whisked to the top of North Peak in one of our Chondola cabins, where you can ski into Aurora basin for top-to-bottom laps on Northern Lights. Once you've had your fill, you'll head back to the top of North Peak, where you can enjoy delicious food and beverages at the Peak Lodge, or head back down to the South Ridge Lodge for apres-ski at the Foggy Goggle and snacks from the South Ridge Food Court.
So dust off your skis or board, give 'em a quick tune, and watch as many videos as you can to get psyched. Winter is coming.
** Spruce Peak Chairlift Update **
This summer, we announced plans to install a new three-person chairlift on Spruce Peak. At that time, we were still waiting on insurance, financing, and engineering plans. As it stands we currently have the engineering plans in-hand but are still waiting on the other pieces to fall into place. As such, we're being forced to postpone construction until after this winter. The silver lining is that Spruce Peak terrain will still open for skiing and riding this winter. To help answer any questions we've created a page dedicated to more information on the Spruce Peak Triple complete with FAQs.