We are set for an amazing opening day on Thursday, that is if you like powder skiing! Well, like you I’m patiently waiting for opening day on Thursday, but I am excited to write a bit about what our mountain operations team has to say.
According to Jim Humphries, long time patroller, “Compared with the last several years this opening has very good conditions most places on the mountain.” He highlighted several of the improvements and work that’s been going on with the excellent conditions that he reported as “delightful” and “cowboy powder”.
The first big improvement was the brush clearing the mountain team did over the summer, clearing the saplings from Mr. K, Calamity Jane, Lower Morning Star and many other spots. The second big thing benefiting Big Sky this opening day is the aggressive cat-packing our groomers did following the big October, early November storms, since then another 13 inches has fallen on top of that making for perfect mid-angle turns.
Jimbo also got out there on some steep stuff too, reporting boot top or higher powder all through Moonlight off of the Challenger chair.
We’re set for an amazing start of the season, you’ll be getting a first-hand report of conditions from me on Thursday afternoon, right before I fill myself up with Thanksgiving Dinner. Another interesting note we picked up from ski patrol is that with the 5 feet of snow we received so far this year, that is 20% more than our 30 year pre-season average, in my opinion that's 100% reason to get here opening day!
We’ll see you out there,