Snowmaking and natural snowfall over the course of the last 6 days will allow Grouse Mountain to provide a high quality downhill product for itspassholders just in time for Spring Break.
“It’s nice to finally see a bit of cooperation from nature”, says Eric Bowkett, Mountain Operations Manager. “We’re fighting a good fight this year and I think we’re proving that technology can be a powerful contributor to the quality of a season. We’ve certainly had to be pretty creative with our resources this winter. Still, it’s nice to see some fresh natural snowfall.”
Overnight alpine temperatures have held below zero, allowing the North Shore’s only snowmaking system to resume its operation. Snowmaking has been the single most important factor in the resort’s ability to provide the most skiable terrain on the North Shore this season, as well as the most skiable days.
The resort has battled nature’s erratic patterns this season with everything in its arsenal. From helicopters to dumptrucks, from snowguns to excavators, technology proved to be the best ally against unpredictable weather.
The downhill area is open from 9 am to 10 pm daily, starting Wednesday, March 23.