As we're nearing our Opening Day on Saturday, we've confirmed the opening route. Lift #1 will be open and will serve one intermediate route - which will consist of two complete trails (Loose Caboose and Thumper). We will be opening more terrain soon. We also expect to open a small "warm-up" terrain park with a few park features - all of our terrain park builders are doubling as snowmakers, so they've had their hands full ensuring that we'll have plenty of snow for Opening Day. We'll get them focusing on our terrain park before Saturday, though.
The Opening Day route is highlighted in orange.
We expect to open on an 18" base of manmade snow that is machine groomed. We've pushed snow on the entire route from the top of Loose Caboose all the way to the top of Lift #2, and it's looking really good.
The snowcat on Loose Caboose: taken 11/12/13
We'll have at least two more nights of making snow, maybe four, and then we'll be open for the season!
Snowgun off after another productive night: photo taken 11/12/13
At this point, we will open our magic carpets (both in the teaching area and our new carpet on the Practice Slope) soon, although not for Opening Day. We're gunning to have both carpets going (plus some beginner terrain) by next Friday, November 22 - we'll keep you posted on that. The carpet installation continues to go well: we just put the carpet's belt on yesterday, so it's looking more and more like it's ready to run. We can't wait to get it going!
Our lifts will turn beginning at 9 a.m. on November 16 - lift tickets are $20 for adults (ages 21-59) and $15 for everyone else. We're looking forward to seeing everyone at Sipapu as we open skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico this Saturday!