9:30 PM Thursday night. Dark and snowing.
I guess at times I try to say something that matters. This week it was going to be all about snow since it was disappearing, but now falling. Saved by the storm.
So while the snow is coming down, there are 8 or so Dads and one teenager up in the terrain park digging in new features. Why? It is simple, they own it. This group saw a need for kids in the program and decided to fix it. No bitching, no waiting, they took it on. They raised some money, added way too much of their own, bought new rails and boxes, and are now out in a blizzard building a terrain park to open on Saturday. Thank you. They get to cut the lunch line for working the magic once again. Play nice, but no such thing as other people's problems at Sky Tavern. Why we have survived when other kid ski area co-ops have closed and grown over.
Back to fun on Thursday night. We borrowed a construction light to see what it would do. Looked cool, didn’t light up as much area as I hoped but got some neighbor's attention. It proved we need lights though.
The Board has been working on funding those and snowmaking, a few million dollar project. The carpets were big improvements, this will be huge and getting closer. Lots of government involved because to store water we need to dig out the old lake between the parking lot and the highway. It has gotten complicated, with every agency wanting a part of this, but they are working through it. You might see something different around here next year. A way to go but that longest journey starts with a single step thing is so true.
Come ski this weekend. It will be great.