Sipapu will be open everyday starting this Friday, and we expect to open 3 lifts (Lift #1 and both of our magic carpets) plus another beginner route. We've also completely rebuilt our terrain park, moving it further down Thumper. It will now be located on the skier's left hand side of the slope on the fall line, between Lift #1 towers 1 and 2. We'll have a long rail, a long box, a jump and a small rail. This will be much improved over what we offered beginning Opening Day.
What our trail network will look like starting this Friday. The trails marked in orange are what we opened on November 16. The trails marked in pink are what we've opened since then.
We were able to open Rufous for a few days last week, although we anticipate making snow on that run in the upcoming days, so we will not have that run open as of Friday. Depending on snowmaking and the snow we receive out of this next storm (we've heard reports of 4"-8" expected), we'll open this as quickly as we can. Snowmakers are currently wrapping up making snow on a section of our mountain we call Midway. Although this name doesn't appear on our trail map, it refers to Sassafras from where Rufous connects all the way around to just before the upper entrance of Paul's Folly.
Also, we're very close to having Howdy and Beep Beep ready to open. If you or anyone else would like to help us open more terrain and would like a free lift ticket, we're looking for folks to track pack the snow! Find me on the mountain this weekend if you are interested.
We'll see you on the mountain (everyday!) starting Friday!