Updated: Tuesday, November 24
This past weekend was fruitful but only the beginning. Our snowmaking team, led by Jon Pofahl, had guns ablaze by 9pm on Friday evening running through the night. While wet bulb readings were conducive for making snow much of the weekend, by Monday afternoon warmer temps returned to northern Michigan.
So far we’ve made snow for 53 hours pumping 3.2M gallons of water through our Low E guns. (Hint: Most snow guns used by resorts everywhere are Low E, i.e. low energy with 10hp self-compressed air via on-board compressor, etc.). While it’s a good start, last year we opened for the season with NINE RUNS (with at least one green, blue and black diamond runs including The Face). To do that we needed 227 hours of snowmaking conditions and 21 million gallons of water. As of today, the current five-day forecast for additional snowmaking is less than ideal… so we are joining forces with other Michigan resorts to do our snow dance. Don’t worry, #WinterIsComing.
And don’t forget to grab your 2015/16 season pass before your first day on snow!
Have you heard? This season we want folks who ski or ride elsewhere to take a Test Ride of Schuss Mountain. We’ve made Big Changes and improvements. It’s time to prove that our terrain, snow conditions, park scene, on-hill dining options, and overall guest service combine into one incredible experience and value.
Keep doing that snow dance: we will be skiing and snowboarding soon.
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Schuss Mountain is closed for the season.
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Summit Mountain is closed for the season.
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The tubing park is closed for the season.
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49° Rain starting in the afternoon.
34° Mixed precipitation in the morning.
29° Clear throughout the day.
34° Partly cloudy until evening.
The Nordic Trails closed for the season.