Storm's Coming

Sipapu re-opens tomorrow, and we'll be open everyday Thanksgiving week, from November 22 through Sunday, December 1. The snow is making its way to Sipapu, and the forecast is looking good:

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Today's weather forecast, courtesy of the Sipapu weather station.

This week, we have been busy: busy making snow whenever we could, and especially busy with our new magic carpet. We are finalizing the installation now and have about half the snow we need to open this new lift. We'll see how much this storm system will bring to our resort - we hope to announce an opening date for this lift soon.

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We've got several guns positioned on our Practice Slope
so we can open this trail - and this new lift! - ASAP!


Meanwhile, the snow we made this week went primarily to the hot spots on our mountain. We also made quite a bit of snow in the base area, and this Saturday we're planning to open our "old" magic carpet (we installed it in 2010, which hardly makes it "old," but it's how we've started distinguishing this one from the newest carpet, which replaces Lift #2).

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Snow is covering the terrain to the skier's right of this lift.
This is in our teaching area, and this lift should open this Saturday.


While we wait for the snow to come (and we anticipate it will bring better temperatures to make snow), we will continue to keep our Opening Day trail count the same. Butterfly will be open next, and we'll be working hard to have more beginner terrain open by Thanksgiving week. No matter what, this will be another fun weekend and a fantastic week of skiing and snowboarding, and we hope to see you at Sipapu soon. We'll continue to keep you posted on mountain developments here.

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The current route from the top of Lift #1 to the bottom