Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mountain Update

Imagine hiking up black runs with a heavy brush cutter strapped to your body. We're not talking weed-wackers here...these things are serious.

Our mountain team has been busy brush cutting the whole mountain to make it even more fun this season. The teams systematically cut away aspen shoots and other brush allowing us to open the runs with less snow. You'll see the biggest impact in the gladed runs. Brush cutting has been completed on Racer's, Mad Dog and Thunder Mountain Glades.

Tony Martin, our mountain manager, told me, "all our cutters are skiers and riders here so they've each had a good idea of how to improve this mountain. People are going to see a huge difference."

Providing we have good weather, our cutters are scheduled to spend a week on their last objective: Cannonball. It's such a fantastic run, it just needs a little love. Let's hope we can get'er done!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is awesome - Cannonball is a great run and needs a little love!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know the brush cutting requires extra work and expense but those glades are what makes Powderhorn unique. And challenging for the advanced skiers. Much appreciation to Mr Bailey, Mr Martin, and the whole crew. Can't wait for opening day!

henrymj1 said...

And, NOW! To the lifts... and a footrest until a faster quad can be afforded... or insist that all riders be trained and qualified, so the chair does not have to be stopped every 15 minutes....