As reported at the beginning of the off season, Gore Mountain continues their incremental infrastructure upgrades. One important improvement that will help get the East Side going in the early season is the extension of the Foxlair snowmaking line down skier’s right on Sunway.
Last season, short, marginal snowmaking temperatures hindered the process of opening early season terrain. The addition of this additional pipeline and five new hydrants with tower guns will allow Gore to blow snow from both sides of the trail and reduce the time needed to cover the crucial intersection of Sunway and Wildair.
Eight additional tower guns have been added to the Saddle, 2B and Showcase and a fixed fan gun has been added at the top of Pine Knot to service the Gondola unloading area.
Two new Pisten Bully PB 600 grooming tractors have been added to the fleet and the base area has been regraded to facilitate the flow of traffic around the gondola loading area.
In addition, access to the gondola loading area has been improved adding cutovers from Echo to Twister, Twister to Showcase and Showcase to the Arena. Each cutover is a cat path wide to allow grooming.
Amenity improvements include the painting of the base lodge, the installation of log siding of the Open Pit Grille, the addition of tables to the new main patio area, and a new kitchen and bar in the Tannery Pub. The Saddle Lodge is has new carpeting, a beverage station and new kitchen equipment.