— Posted by Mark on December 10, 2009
My wife is from Wisconsin and we have a cottage on Lake Superior in the Western U.P. so we should be used to cold. But working out on the mountain these last few days has been challenging at best.The cold we've had here lately isn't anything like we usually get in the Wasatch this time of year. Low temps of -10 and highs in the single digits, oh and throw in a strong west wind to drop wind chills to -30 and it's what we call Wisconsin Cold. Wisconsin Cold is good for snowmaking, very good indeed. The crew and their guns and hoses have been very productive the last few nights and days. We come to work in the morning to see giant new "whales" or piles of snowmaking snow. The groomers then spread these whales out and we have more open terrain. Today for instance we have one more run (Claimjumper) and one more lift (Silverlode) open. In the next couple days, we hope to get more (Eric is best with those details).
It's down right tropical out now; 10 above here at the Summit which is 20 degrees warmer than the same time yesterday. The "warm up" is due to a new SW flow that is hopefully bringing a warmer/wetter storm our way. The weather models tell us conditions are indeed favorable for a storm beginning Sunday morning. As we always say when discussing weather forecasts, we shall see.
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Originally from Washington, DC; Andy has been with Park City Mountain Resort since 2011 after being a lifelong PC visitor with his family.
Samantha is new to Utah, joining the Park City Mountain Resort team in 2011 as the Marketing Coordinator.
When he's not up on the mountain checking on the cams, Eric is managing the interactive marketing for Park City Mountain Resort.
Colette is Park City Mountain Resort’s social media coordinator. A lifelong skier, she joined the PCMR team in 2013.
Dave has worked in the ski and snowboard industry since 2000 and joined the PCMR team in the spring of 2014.
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