We have 12 guns running up to the top of Hooter Chairlift, plus two more at Porcupine, and a Winter Weather Advisory starts tonight: 3-5″ forecasted! Stay tuned for updates about Opening Day.
Snowmaking has come a long way in a few short years. We can now make snow as high tower #3 on Black Bear Chairlift thanks to a water pump house and pipeline expansion project completed in fall 2018.
The snowmaking fleet has grown from four fan guns to 15 fan guns (most purchased used) and five new air/water guns – our highest achievers.
Making snow with 14-18 guns at a time might not impress larger resorts, but it’s a game-changer for our early season snowpack. Two years ago revamped snowmaking efforts definitively helped save our season.