Snowmaking Begins with a FOOT of Snow!

Last night at 10:20 p.m. the snowmaking crew fired up the guns for the first time this season and the guns are still going strong right now. (That’s over 12 hours of snowmaking!) Before turning the guns on I had to do something I’ve never had to do before – clean snow off of each gun! Our storm total yesterday was a FOOT of snow providing us with a window to make snow on top of the natural snow. This helps insulate the manmade snow and preserve the product. At peak production, we had 11 guns blowing snow on Thumper. 

Blue skies and fresh snow! Photo taken November 1

Blue skies and fresh snow! Photo taken November 1

Lift covered in powder

Lift 4 covered in powder. Photo taken October 31.

Snowmaking begins

Guns blowing at 9:30 a.m. on November 1

At this past Sunday’s Ski New Mexico Banquet, all New Mexican 2017-2018 snowmakers were honored with a special award stating “When Mother Nature did not deliver our snowmakers did!” Two of our long-time snowmakers, Michael (10 years) and Isa (7 years) are pictured this morning holding up their well-deserved award. If you see either Michael or Isa on the mountain make sure to congratulate them and thank them for their hard work. I’m so proud of the product our team delivered last season and cannot wait to get my skis on and test of this year’s product! 

Isa and Michael

Michael (left) and Isa (right) displaying their Ski New Mexico award.


Isa and Michael, snowmakers, with their Ski New Mexico award.

The countdown to New Mexico’s opening day is on – our scheduled opening day is Saturday, November 17. Stay tuned to our blog, The Forecast: Snow, for more details on our progress. 

Let it snow!