Wednesday, November 3, 2010
An update from the hill
Today's Update from Barry Tucker, VP of Mountain Operations:
The current forecast does not show much for good snowmaking in the near future. (Last night's temperature inversion stopped us around 10 pm.) However our philosophy here at Okemo is not to put too much faith into any forecast, the key is just to "be ready" - because if the forecasters are wrong and the temps drop, we need to be ready to move.
One advantage of running into some of the more marginal temperatures early season is that you have an opportunity to test your equipment, as well as train your new staff. So when the temps come in we are ready to run at maximum potential which is 9200 Gallons, Per, Minute -- and then everyone is running!
It’s all about taking maximum advantage of the brief periods of cold temperatures that we have early season in Vermont.
Think cold, and think snow!