First of all it was a special pleasure to visit with Nita and Pret Goslee who are my heroes of senior skiing. They are looking great and I look forward to seeing them on the slopes. Pret says the we'll know if it is a great winter only after the season is over. No predictions from the veteran. The Goslee's as well as my other geezer friends all had a piece of gear in their hands as they left. I regret that I was not able to score a hit for a suitable helmet to replace the old one. I guess it will mean another squirt of Febreeze for this season.
|My Happy Heroes - Pret and Nita|
The new groomer was prominently displayed alongside the smaller and older groomer. Quite a contrast. From an engineer's point of view it is a magnificent piece of machinery. The new snow makers were lined up like a row of gigantic praying mantises! Another red fan type snow maker flanked this array. My visit to the new repair shop netted a personal tour and explanation of the operation of the new tuning equipment. The latest high tech automated equipment along with the skilled personnel should produce great results. I am looking forward to using their services this year.
|Mark - Handiwork of the New Machines|
|New Snow Makers Awaiting Cold Weather|
As I was exiting the area I had a chance to observe progress on the new quad chair, pump house and dam. Towers are in place and a reel of tow cable is awaiting stringing. Lots to do before the season commences. Let's hope that the remaining work is done without significant glitches.
|Towers Marching up the Hill - Cable is Ready|