Rose snow guns going full force last Thanksgiving. The word is they plan to start much sooner this season.
Greeting Winter Lovers;
Got some good news for y’all;
The rumors are out through the lifties that Dave Hahl is betting against Mother Nature since she hasn’t come through in awhile and will be making snow as soon as possible toward the end of September or early October in order to open for Halloween. If Mom can just cooperate the slightest bit, it sounds like a Rose Halloween Custom Party is in order. I know Mother Winter has been drinking lately and a didn’t want to really get out of bed the last 20 months or so… but hey, every Mother needs her rest.
However, as understanding as I can be, it’s time Mom, get off your arse and PLEASE crank out some snow for us this winter. Am I begging, yes, I am begging, OK? We want you, no, we NEED you to take care of us before we lose hope. In light of Mt. Rose’s 50th Anniversary… and your downright longish 20 month nap, I think we deserve something… we hope you agree.
In the meantime, I hope this youtube vid quickens your heart a little bit for what is coming our way. And if you haven’t been to the 9000 foot elevation gain Aquille du Midi cable car and haven’t skied the 17 miles back down to Chamonix… well, put it on your bucket list. It is amazing and ranks up there with one of the best ski runs I have ever had. Go check it out and whet your ski whistle at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK3O66rlu6A
Looking forward to a great season in any event.
Late last year right before closing we did get blessed with a little snow and were beaming about it. This shot was taken of yours truly during the AIRRE Avy II course with Rose Patroller Tom Carter