Things are flying along here, and our open house, the first function of the 2011/2012 season, was a resounding success as you may read below. Energy surrounding the Lodge is electrifying, and the ski shop is buzzing along accordingly. New rental and retail equipment has been arriving from Alpina, Madshus, Fisher and Atlas, and trail improvements are ongoing. On Friday one of our snowcats left for complete PistenBully factory-spec refurbishment, with the other getting the same treatment next! Head Groomer and trail boss Dale Monthany is absolutely thrilled as he takes a lot of pride in his work, and loves your feedback. Dale's family has a devoted history here at Garnet Hill. In fact, our Old Faithful trail is named in tribute to his father.
Getting a look around and taking stock of the surroundings and work to be done is daunting with the Holiday Week soon to be upon us. Seeing such little snow as of yet is frustrating, wondering how it will all come together. I do remember the same feelings at this point last season, and while taking a look around in the Tailings last Friday, I also remembered how much snow piled in and how quickly our property transforms into an Adirondack winter wonderland. Your wait will soon be rewarded with new experiences and adventures. Anticipation indeed!
It is indeed Winter here!
Breakfast view, awaiting lake effect...
New gear for this year