What a difference a day makes! After getting absolutely inundated with snow over the last 24 hours, we’re happy to announce that our alpine operations will begin tomorrow at 9am. As the saying goes, better late than never! We’ve received over 60cms of new snow in the last 24 hours which brings our mid-mountain base to 110cms.
Our current plan is to open the Hawk Chair, Whiskey Jack Chair and Easy Acres beginner area with all Magic Carpets operating. Our new Tube Park will also be operating with 3 lanes. The Nordic Centre will have trails for skate and classic cross-country skiing. Snowshoeing will also be available. Alpine lifts and Nordic Centre are set to go at 9am, the Tube Park opens at 11am.
As for runs, we don’t know the total number that will be open yet for opening day. We literally have crews out track-packing and grooming the slopes as I type this. We will announce runs tomorrow morning.
Due to massive traffic volumes to our website and webcams over the course of the day today, we’ve been unable to access and update our snow report. In addition to the snow report problem, I haven’t been able to send a media release like I normally would due to our web server issues. We plan to update our totals and information once we can access our site. Needless to say, thousands of snow-starved Islanders are checking out our webcams to see what’s going on up here!
To see some visuals, I put a video report together this afternoon. You can view it here:
So great news from your Island Mountain! We look forward to seeing you on the slopes.