Thursday, July 2, 2015
Our busy summer is underway!
The other projects we are doing are equally as fun and exciting. We are putting bubbles on the Jackson Gore Express lift. We are changing the name to the Quantum Four, to go along with Quantum Leap, and to be the perfect sidekick to the Sunburst Six. The bubbles are POMA Leitner products and should be here in late summer. We will be building a storage area, but it won’t be a barn. It will be open on all sides, but have a roof to cover the bubbles. These chairs won’t be heated, but the bubbles will keep the elements out.
Another addition over in the Jackson Gore area is putting snowmaking pipe on White Lightning and Rolling Thunder. We did this to make the area more enticing and more skiing terrain. We know it can be somewhat limited over there so hopefully this helps.
Of course work on the South Face Village is moving along. Okemo is building the new lift and trails. There are a couple bridges over the ski trails we will need to build also. The new lift will be named the Sunshine Quad and it is a POMA Leitner fixed grip. The new trail will be named Suncatcher. Work is going well over there, but it could be a little dryer!
The facilities staff is working on some renovation projects in the Sitting Bull, the Clock Tower base daycare, the men’s room in the Summit Lodge and ladies’ room in the Sugar House. The mountain operations staff is doing grip work on the chairlifts, as well as tower work. We have a legitimate company on site cleaning the Sunburst Six bubbles, and they are looking good. Who would have thought someone would have started a bubble cleaning company? We are hopeful that we can keep them looking that way all winter.
Make sure to check out the Adventure Zone this summer. We have a new mining sluice, called the Coleman Brook Mining Company, which will have some gems to mine, and we have moved the bungee jumping setup near the air bag, as we installed some bouncy houses for our younger guests.
So it will be busy with lots going on. Photos will follow, and I will keep you up to speed.
Enjoy the July 4th weekend and many thanks for those who have helped preserve our freedom for 239 years….
Hope to see you sometime this summer around the resort or a Friday Night concert!