Snowmaking Has a Green Light, So Far

The crew had some good news late last week about the new pump that was recently installed to replace the old one that stopped working.  Our Snowmaking volunteer Tim Brabets explained the details and is hopeful.  “The electrician wired in the new breaker,...

Snow Making Update

The snowmaking process at Kincaid Park has been unexpectedly interrupted as the primary pump is not operational.  At this point we have been unable to thoroughly detect the problem.  The pump will need to be pulled from the well before we can identify the issue.  It...

Saving the Base

While it looks like all the trails have plenty of snow, we’re still in need of several more inches for the optimal grooming conditions.  Lately, the groomers have been grooming with the snow machines in order to conserve what little base we have.  There are only...

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter!

The snow is falling all over Anchorage and the surrounding areas and the groomers have been grooming.  For the past several weeks, the weather ebbed and flowed with warm temperatures and rain which made grooming the icy trails difficult and at times impossible. ...

Snowmaking Update

The story is a short one…we haven’t made much snow this year.  By November 30 last year, the snowmaking system had been “on” and making snow for 242 hours with several trails completed and skiable.  This season, the process has been slowed due...

November Rain

Here we are again with false hopes of early skiing.  The warmer temperatures and some rain have settled in for the weekend, but the forecast has snow showing up soon.  We will not despair as we can use this time to prime our gear in anticipation of the more promising...