Thursday, 08 November 2007 20:47
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort’s still pumping snow and expects a
busy ski weekend.
While snow tubing and the new ice skating rink aren’t yet
open- two of the slopes have seen skiers since Wednesday. Freezing temperatures
on the mountain provide ideal temperatures for snowmaking- and, you can ski
guilt-free. According to Sugar’s Kim Jochl, the snow blowers have no negative
impact on the High Country’s water shortage.
“We have a couple of ponds here on the property that we keep
our water in and then, when it’s time to make snow, we tap those ponds to make
snow, and as it melts, it goes right back into the pond. It’s a recycling
Other ski resorts are busily prepping for the ski
season ahead. Appalachian Ski Mountain may be next. Its projected opening date
is a week from today.