Words by Alta Ski Area General Manager, Onno Wieringa
There certainly isn’t an end to what happens in Alta to get ready for lift served skiing. In the winter most of the activity to be ready for a 9:15 am opening happens all night and into the wee hours of the morning. Now we shift to 4, ten-hour day work weeks to do the maintenance on all of our lift equipment, buildings and people to get ready for our ‘conditions permitting’ opening date of November 21.
Our winter was unique, as most are. The seasonal snowfall was about 20% below average. However, water content was higher so there should be good run-off for the water our canyon provides for the Salt Lake Valley.
This summer, beyond the ever important maintenance, we plan to do a few different things:
- Open the Albion Grill on July 1st and run daily through Labor Day or beyond. Sandwiches, snacks, a little retail and hopefully beer and wine if we get through the proper hoops.
- We’ll offer a nice, big, rentable meeting space at Alta Sports.
- In June we will start to rework Corkscrew so that we can have a top-to-bottom intermediate run. When the work is complete we should be able to let most of the Rustler cat-track fill in, which should make for some great, long High Rustler skiing.
Thank you for choosing Alta as your place to ski this winter. We appreciate you spending your hard-earned dollars with us so we can keep our business of skiing going into our 77th season.
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