With the holiday season behind us and all five lifts turning, we're now looking at what we're opening next. Today I sidestepped Wormwood, and I was amazed to see the results of the hard work our team did last summer when they cleaned the face of this run. This run now holds snow better than it's ever done before, and with just a little more accumulation (there's a small chance of snow tomorrow, and we're eyeing another storm that's scheduled to arrive middle to late next week), we'll be able to open it.
Starting Monday, we'll bring some of our snowmakers back to hit a few hot spots on the mountain. By "hot spots," I mean places where we typically make snow and haven't finished, or areas that got a lot of traffic over the winter break. We're going to throw another layer of snow on those areas to make sure those high traffic spots last through the end of the season. We'll also start making snow and spread it across the bottom of Don Diego and Lower Gamble - we'll use this next month for our snow castle.
We're also beginning to talk a lot about terrain parks. Many of you have told me how much you've enjoyed skiing and riding Don Diego - we have, too. Others have asked how soon we'll make Don Diego a terrain park. The answer: soon. NM(X) Sports will have a big terrain park event at Sipapu on January 25, and we expect to have our biggest park open for that competition. We'll keep you updated on that. We're also discussing getting our smaller park, Pedro's Park, open soon, too.
As always, there's a lot to be done, but there's also a lot of good skiing right now! We hope to see you soon.