2 Weeks Until Opening Day!
Excitement is building as the much-anticipated opening day is just two weeks away. Nestled in the heart of a pristine winter wonderland, Brian Head Resort promises an unforgettable alpine experience for all snow enthusiasts. As the grand opening approaches, anticipation is mounting, and winter sports enthusiasts from near and far are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Get ready to embrace the magic of the mountains. Opening day is scheduled for Friday, November 10th. This year, we have allocated over $1 million for capital improvement projects. Continue reading to discover the exciting mountain enhancements we’re implementing for the upcoming 23/24 winter season.
Brian Head Resort is gearing up for an exciting season of mountain enhancements. Among many improvements, the resort is replacing the ski pads around the towering ski lift structures. These new, impact-absorbing ski lift pads will not only enhance safety, but also provide a more comfortable experience for skiers and snowboarders. In addition to ski pads, our Ski Patrol Unit also got new vacuum spine boards. This offers suspected injured patients quick, comfortable, and easy full-body immobilization on the slopes. As Brian Head Resort continues to invest in its infrastructure, visitors can look forward to a memorable winter adventure with improved facilities and stunning mountain vistas.
The Why Behind Snow Guns
As we start to turn on the snow guns in preparation for the 23/24 winter, it’s not all about creating early-season snow for our base. It takes consistent cold temperatures and a proper wet bulb temperature for at least a week to build up a base. Before the winter season all snowmaking equipment, including snow guns, pumps, hoses, and compressors, must be thoroughly serviced which involves replacing small pieces and cleaning out small connections. This ensures that the equipment is in good working condition and ready for the upcoming season. In addition to snowmaking equipment maintenance and inspection, we may also fire the guns for training. Snowmaking operators need proper training to operate the equipment safely and efficiently. Training may include equipment operation, maintenance, safety procedures, and understanding weather conditions that are conducive to snowmaking.