The Mission Ridge Snowmaking Crew (MRSM) has been crushing it out on the mountain every chance they get. There is a ton of hard work that goes into prepping for a season that many folks never get the chance to see or hear about. Here is glimps into the life of MRSM and what they have been up to the last couple of days as we push hard to get open for the weekend.
“Snowmaker’s Log. Season Date 11.24.2017. Got all the guns set up today. We stacked the upper mountain with alternative guns to work with potential wind changes. Temps still aren’t great, and the forecast isn’t really in our favor, but we are going to do everything we can. We got guns going up top around 3pm today and we were already seeing good production by shift change. Night crew is on hand and ready to crank it up when temps drop.”
“Snowmaker’s Log. Season Date 11.25.2017. 5 guns running on top when we arrived with good production. Temps dropped at Midway by 1am and then on the lower mountain by 3am. At that point we had all the guns running that we possibly could from the top to the bottom. Temps on the lower mountain were even colder than expected and the wind calmed providing a nice window for high production.”
“Snowmaker’s Log. Season Date 11.27.2017. Colder than expected upon arrival. Guns firing from Mountain top to Midway by midnight. Battle commenced all night at full capacity. We waited for temps to drop on Mimi below Midway but it never got quite cold enough. Overall it was a good night with good production.”
“Snowmaker’ s Log. Season Date 11.27.2017. Productive day with guns running all day. Cold temps up top and we finally got temps to move down to Mimi. We now have all the guns running from the top of the mountain to the bottom that we can. Life is good for the snowmaker today.”
“Snowmaker’s Log. Season Date 11.28.2017. Six guns running on the top half of the mountain and six guns running on the bottom half. The expected warm up at 4am never happened so we were able to keeps guns rolling. Good production overall but especially on the top half of the mountain.”