The wait was so long yet its almost here already! We're opening Thursday for the 06-07 season. Time to use one of those sick days.
The mountain is in really good shape with a 30" base and we should have a terrain report of opening day for you tomorrow. Things are certainly picking up around here. Ski Patrol is out scouting all the runs and placing pads, fencing, etc. The snow guns have been active and the grooming crew (the nocturnals) have been packing and shaping the snow. I just saw our terrain parks manager hike up the mountain carrying a vacuum cleaner. Apparently he likes a really clean terrain park. Otherwise kitchen supplies are being ordered, press releases prepared, and ticket systems fired up.
A wise person told me last year that opening day is like giving birth. There is A LOT of labor involved but it's exciting. And that's definitely the mood this week. Everyone is probably burning twice the normal amount of calories but we're really excited.
Oh and another gift idea- Powderhorn Cash Cards. These can be used for tickets, lessons, rentals, food, Alpine Trader, and lodging. You can call us (970-268-5700) to order one or buy a preloaded card at Board & Buckle or Traz.