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Mountain Update | Windham Mountain Resort
SNOWMAKERS ON STANDBY!
The Snowflake Factory is tested, charged and ready to go. As soon as a window of cold air comes our way, snowmakers will be on the hill doing what they do best! Current forecasts are look promising. Stay tuned for updates on when and where snowmaking will occur, and for an opening day announcement!
In the meantime, here are some details on what's new here at Windham Mountain Resort for the 2018/2019 season.
Construction of Westside Six, or F Lift, is entering final stages. Bottom and top terminals are up and looking very impressive. Towers are up and cross-arms are going on. The haul rope is on site and all 90 chairs are in the process of being assembled. A Doppelmayr crew is working closely with our own lift crews to make sure this project is completed on schedule. Westside Six will open early in the 18/19 season.
No more waiting in the lift line for a ticket scanner to find your ticket or season pass! Windham Mountain Resort is proud to be the very first resort in New York State to implement RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, which will provide guests with easy, simple lift access in the 18/19 season. All base area lifts are now equipped with RFID readers in the gates. These readers will scan RFID enabled cards inside the left side of a skier and rider’s jacket or pants pocket. Once guests have an access card, they can simply re-load it online and skip the ticket line every time they visit. Not only is it convenient to re-load lift tickets online, it’s also cheaper! Dynamic pricing will go into effect this season, which means the earlier a guest purchases their lift ticket online, the better price they get. Then it’sstraight from the parking lot to the lift! Have questions about RFID? Read our FAQ's here.
When it comes to snowmaking, it’s all about efficiency. How can we make the most snow in a short window of opportunity? How can we be environmentally responsible while we’re doing it? This summer, over two miles of snowmaking pipe that had previously been leaking air and water have been replaced with new material on Whiteway, Wraparound, Wilbur and Way To Go. 92 automated, high efficiency snow guns were being added to Whistler, What Terrain Park (previously Assembly Line), Lower Wipeout, and Upper Wraparound.
Our grooming fleet gets an upgrade each season. This year, it’s in the form of a new PistenBully 400 Park Pro Snowcat. The high-performance groomer complies with Tier 4 of the emissions standards set forth by the EPA, making it the most efficient engine available, and it lays down some pretty sweet corduroy! This new machine will take our Terrain Based Learning builds in the beginner area to a new level for 2018/2019.
D.O. = Delayed Opening
24 = New snow made in the last 24 hours