The last 48 hours have been tough but very productive in the construction of our magic carpet. Yesterday, we woke up to 5" of new snow at the top of the mountain, and our base area (and the slope where the new magic carpet is being installed) was mostly muddy. Really muddy. Here are a few shots of what our day looked like yesterday:
October 30, 2013: snow up top and mud down below (left) and a huge thanks to the guys who weren't afraid to get muddy: JP, Abel, Colby, Travis and Chris (right).
I'm pleased to report that the installation of the lift is nearly complete. We spoke with the manufacturer about our progress, and they told us that on a typical bluebird summer day, you can expect to get as much as 150 installed in a day. We did 200 feet yesterday. They were amazed. We are, too! I want to personally thank Travis, Cody, Abel and Chris for their hard work.
October 30, 2013: the carpet is ready to be aligned
A muddy work day
In one of the biggest single October snowstorms in over a decade, we woke up to nearly a foot of snow this morning. Not bad for October - we're hoping it's another sign of good things to come. In the meantime, we've got work to do on our new lift, and we anticipate making snow again tonight.
October 31, 2013: one of the last remaining aspens. The only other yellow things on our mountain right now are snow guns or snow cats.
Sipapu opens November 16!