Updated Saturday, January 18
Another great weekend is on tap. Another inch last night, and more snow is forecast for today. On top of the 8+ inches that has fallen this past week, snow conditions should be outstanding.
Schuss Mtn is open today 9am to 9pm with 43 of 43 slopes open. There will be 8 lifts servicing all runs today—the Yellow, Blue, Pink, Purple, and Red quad chair lifts. Over on the bunny hill the Magic Carpet and Handle Tow will be running. And on Low Rider another Handle Tow.
The Monster Park was rebuilt on Tuesday with several added features. The Red Lift closes at 4:15pm; Blue at 4:30pm; all others at 9pm. Note: Glades areas are much improved with natural snow, though thin spots may exist; exercise caution.
The Alpine Tubing Park is open 10am-10pm. For Nordic enthusiasts, the big groomer whipped the entire circuit into renewed shape yesterday.
|Red||Run, Forster, Run||Open|
|Red||Little Red Riding Woods||Open|
|Red||Sally's Valley Glades||Open|
|Red||Forest Jump Glades||Open|
|Magic Carpet||Elf Buster||Open|
|Magic Carpet||Elf Buster II||Open|
Summit Mountain is still awaiting its Opening Day. Snow making is underway starting with runs on the Black lift.
If you’re aware of micro-climate science, you probably understand why snow making conditions for Summit and Schuss can be radically different despite being within a few miles of each other. That’s because until Lake Bellaire freezes, the humidity coming off the lake can alter wet bulb measurements causing snowmaking to be much more difficult and challenging (than at Schuss). Humidity can also increase air temps by 2-4 degrees.
|Green||Upper Long Bottom||Closed|
|Green||Lower Long Bottom||Closed|
|Green||Bag Shot Row||Closed|
Thursday, Jan 16
The entire Nordic circuit is being groomed today including the multi-purpose trails. Expect manicured conditions for skating and classic skiing. Check with Shawn at the Nordic Center (231-533-3000 ext 3300 for the most up-to-date grooming info.
|Mountain Creek Trail||Yes||Yes||Yes||9.7|
|Pine Cone Trail||Yes||Yes||Yes||4.5|
|King of the Hill||Yes||No||Yes||1.5|
|Cedar River Multi-Purpose||Yes||No||No||3.0|
|Pond Loop Multi-Purpose||Yes||No||No||0.5|
Purple Daze & Low Rider Terrain Park were updated. Here's what features we have:
14ft Down Rail
20ft Monster Whale Tail Box
500gal Propane Tank
Start Deck & Rollers
Quad Jump Line
40ft Monster Picnic Table
24ft Down Rail
Monster C Box
Steeple Wall Ride
Smalll Propane Tank
Monster Whale Tail