I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We’ve been busy here at the mountain trying to keep up with the crazy weather this winter. One minute we’re getting a blizzard and then the next it’s 50 degrees out. I really hope that this weather is not a result of someone angering the winter weather Gods. Anyway, snow is still being made, new trails are being opened, and the Mountain Operations team has been hard at work making sure that the mountain is looking and riding it’s best.
Speaking of making things better, we have installed six new features into Reed’s Progression Park today, located on the South Slope. This year we’ve made some fun, technical features that can be used a few ways to keep things fresh and interesting each run. We’ve installed a small cannon rail, dance floor box, and c-box, just to name a few. You’ll just have to come ride through the park to see what else we’ve done.
Moving forward we’re going to be freshening up Tschol’s Terrain Garden (Lower Beginner’s Luck) next week by moving around and adding some features. If you’re out and about on the hill and you happen to see a Park Ranger riding around, say hi and tell them what your favorite feature is. We’re always looking for feedback and ideas for the parks. Also, within the next few weeks we’ll be working on getting Morton’s 60 (North Slope) ready to build. Keep an eye out for another park update with an opening date for that park.
Lastly, I wanted to remind everyone that every Saturday in January, Park Staff and Patrol will have a few tents up in the base area for Cranmore’s Safety Month. Stop by for some free hot chocolate, stickers, and some swag if you answer some trivia questions. The questions are about park etiquette and safety as well as the Skier’s Responsibility Code.
That’s all for now. Check out the events page at Cranmore.com for up and coming park competitions and events.
Be safe out there and I’ll see you on the hill,
Terrain Parks Manager