We got a quick update on off-season improvements from Tom Tar, the general manager at Belleayre Ski Center.
Snowmaking: We replaced four submersible pumps that supply our water. We’ve also replaced 9,000 feet of air and water lines that will allow us to increase water pressure and further improve our efficiency.
We added 25 low-energy guns including ten new SMI Polecat Fan Guns that will further increase our snowmaking capabilities and energy efficiency.
Lifts: We’re replacing the handle tow (Lift #5) on the bunny slope with a magic carpet. The new lift will be ready for opening day.
Gear: We will have a new rental fleet of new skis and snowboards. As part of ORDA, it’s likely that our rental fleet will be similar to those at Gore and Whiteface.
Renovations: The Discovery Lodge is currently being upgraded. The cafeteria style food service has been replaced with a more modern food court with an enhanced menu and more space for additional seating. This should also help with the flow of customers and alleviate the some of the lines/bottleneck at the cash registers.