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13 April
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

The first day after closing always seems eerily silent without the lifts spinning and guests milling about. Several of the Mountain Ops departments took advantage of the only dry weather day for the week and handled most of the mountain break down duties on Monday. The Ski Patrol staff removed boundary ropes, pulled tower pads down, cleaned out patrol outposts and skied down our inventory of toboggans. The Lift Ops team stashed the maze panels, ropes and posts. All fourteen lift houses were cleaned out and a fleet of shovels, rakes and snowblowers were stashed away for the summer. Base Services tucked in all the Adirondack chairs, trash cans and ski racks. Once the mountain is put to bed, the maintenance season starts in earnest. Snowcats, loaders, snowmobiles and lifts will all undergo a thorough process of inspections and repairs. There are numerous summer projects on the docket as well. The mountain never sleeps.

Empty Pano chairs
Empty Pano chairs
Empty Garfield chairs and the Sawatch mountain range
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