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December 11, 2018

New Snow:  0' / 0"
Trails/Lifts Open:  Opening Soon
Base:  18
Snowmaking:  Yes
Surface Conditions:  Machine Made

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Let the Countdown begin!

From a sunny day to a beautiful night, Wisp Resort is preparing for a projected opening date of Friday, December 14.  The Wisp Resort team has been working overnight the last several weeks to keep the snow guns operating at max power.  Over the weekend, the wind came in fierce from the South which delayed some operations on the mountain.  When winds are Southerly, most of the guns cannot be operated for two reasons: (1) wind coming from this direction pushes the plume out of the gun's back onto itself, which does not allow for snow crystallization to take place (2) wind blows water back onto the gun, which can ice up the shell and ultimately damage the equipment. When these Southerly winds occur, our team re-positions all mobile guns on the mountain, but many snow guns have to be shut down. With that said, the resort was still flowing 2,800 to 3,000 gallons per minute in challenging times over the weekend.  Thank you snowmaking team!  With Squirrel Cage, Face, Central Park (terrain park), and the Tubing Park nearing a desired base, the team has moved on to cover other areas of the mountain and will continue to make its way around throughout the week: Sunset, Wisp Trail, Grouse, Beaver, Muskrat, Boulder, Happy Camper, Backbone, Aces, Big Dipper and Ridge are starting to pile up. Wisp Resort plans to keep the snow guns rolling through Thursday evening when we hit a little temperature bubble on top of the mountain.  The snowmaking team has projected the resort will open with a base depth average of 18 to 36 inches of fluffy snow. Let the countdown begin! 

Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Monday, December 10, 2018

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