The quick spring melt of snow and runoff significantly affected the lower third of Avalanche and the bottom two thirds of Canyon. Both trails have been a subject of technological review and earthworks are underway to repair the slide damage and ensure stability of the slopes for the future. Minor improvements have been completed to several slopes on Eager Beaver and Long John. All areas will be replanted and ready for sliding when the snow flies!
Snowmaking improvements and repairs are ongoing annually. Rebuilding of items such as air compressors, water pumps and snow guns are complete. major water pipe replacements occurred in the South, Eager Beaver and Canyon. The introduction of the Techno Alpin fan guns over the past several years have now allowed the Club to reorganize and reallocate the existing snow gun fleet to new locations. With continued improvements snowmaking will continue to evolve even with the unpredictable nature of today’s weather.
Top parking areas are an area of focus with improvements to the overflow parking area, as well as a cleanup in the equipment storage area which includes a storage structure that will house operational equipment when not in use. Final improvements will include replacement of the road sand shed used during winter road maintenance.
The Keg basement will undergo some improvements designed to enhance the comfort of the locker area. Included are Dyson hand Dryers for the washrooms which were paid for by a grant from the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA).
In general the Club curb appeal continues to be a focus with improvements to building exteriors, signage, parking areas and Club grounds. Emphasis continues on improvements to slope side stopping points, and the sugar shack will benefit from improvements including a deck which will allow for more effective use.
We hope to see you soon in the Valley!