Patrollers, the cold is not going to abate, and standing out in the cold is
pretty gruesome, which is what I have heard from you all today.
I have talked with Frank and we would like to make some logical suggestions to
help with the weather.
In the alpine building near the windows Frank is placing a couple of high back
chairs that will allow us to sit in there, watch the hills, (especially the
race hills) and respond very quickly. He is OK with taking our snowmobile up
Cliffs, Rocket, and Snowfield if necessary to safe levels up on the runs. Good
Judgement where safe levels are is up to the driver. Do not take chances that
are too risky.
He agreed that we should move the snowmobile up to near the Alpine Building
also and please re configure the power cord accordingly. In talking with Frank
I explained that it is really not convenient getting to the sled fast in its
current location anyway. We believe that having to post Patrollers in the
Alpine Building is better for all quick access runs at the moment given the
weather. It would be appropriate to create some type of schedule for
patrollers in the Alpine Building and prepared to move quickly.
If we see that the race course designs are becoming exceptionally "busy" for
us, we also have permission to have a ready patroller in the Midway Rocket lift
shack too. At least we are on top, and can descend to either Cliffs or Rocket
which should be the race runs for Saturday.
Ww are expecting 150 students from Wisconsin tomorrow also.
BTW, Frank is also working on a legitimate heat source for the A Frame. That
will be another appropriate space to patrol from soon.
We also talked about pushing out any of Contour, Chute, and Contour. Even if
we open the middle portion of Contour, and turn the guests down Ridge for the
near future. This is all well and good, after Tim gets a very specific
grooming plan done tonight. It could be a surprise in the morning to see what
Tim gets accomplished. And we may have to open any terrain possible in the
morning, or close off parts that just do not meet the goals of safe skiing and
FYI just in case the straight story on the new groomer is it tried to eat
itself in the drive line fluid passages. It is under warranty, and Pinroth
should be here early next week and hopefully have it repaired, flushed and back
in action for the weekend.
This is a season of look, watch, listen and change. Thanks for your
constructive communications and sincere thoughts. Frank is trying just has
hard as we are to make a challenging season a success.