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Thursday, January 10, 2019

White Out at Wisp Resort

We had a beautiful snow overnight covering the slopes with about 4 inches of natural snow and more falling out of the sky. With snowmaking and natural snow combined, we are now carrying a 14 to 34 inch base on the mountain - perfect for an East Coast Powder Day!  Our window opened yesterday morning at 11am for snowmaking and we've continued to pump up to 11,000 gallons per minute in the last 22 hours.  With about 82 million gallons of water to date, our Mountain Ops crew has been working hard to build up new trails and will continue to do so overnight for this long stretch of cold weather.  

Update: January 10, 4pm

Wisp Resort has pumped 88 million gallons of water so far this year with 15 million of it in the past 28 hours; equating to an estimated 577 acre-feet of snow in total and about 98 acre-feet of snow in those 28 hours. Wow - go snowmaking team!! Strong winds are still giving the crew a challenging time since wind is blowing snow back onto the equipment and icing it up. In addition, some of the snow is not landing on the areas the crew is trying to build around the mountain because of the random spurts of Southerly winds. Temperatures are forecast to stay good throughout the night and the winds are forecast to slowly let up. Temperature is forecast to warm up some during the day tomorrow but the crew will still be able to make snow, just not quite as hard as they have today. Our Mountain Ops are doing their best to get North Camp and East Ridge open as soon as possible.  We will update this blog with information as soon as it comes in from the snowmaking team.  Please tell your friends and family to follow this blog to be the first to know about winter storm updates and opening terrain. We are open until 9pm this evening - come play in some fresh powder!! 

Terms: "acre-foot" - A term used in snowmaking that refers to a foot of snow covering an acre (or multiple in this case)


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mountain Report Summary

November 18, 2020

Slopes Open: 
New Snow:  0in
Trails/Lifts Open:  0 / 0
Base:  N/A
Snowmaking:  No
Surface Conditions:  Closed

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