Tag Archives: snowmaking

What’s up with Snowmaking?

February 1, 2018

By Jan Stearns

On Wednesday, a blog reader asked me, “Why hasn’t Waterville Valley made snow for the past two days?  January temps are low enough. Loon and Cannon are making. We seem to be way behind.”   Good question, but not one I … Continue reading

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Waterville Making Snow Top to Bottom

November 13, 2017

By Jan Stearns

As I’m writing this, a light snow is falling.  Conditions are perfect for Waterville Valley Resort to pump out the snow top to bottom.  No announcement yet about opening day, but stay tuned for an update. We are whale watching … Continue reading

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Phase II Update

August 17, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Here’s the latest report from Waterville Valley Resort on Phase II projects.   8/15/17 Green Peak Trail Work this Week was a Blast! The week’s video really speaks for itself. Sometimes working in the summer is just plain awesome – especially … Continue reading

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Snowmaking Interview

February 8, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Have you checked out Waterville Valley ski resort’s blog?  There have been some interesting and informative posts, including a Jan. 29 interview with Barry St. Cyr, Waterville’s Director of Mountain Operations. Barry provided some quick facts about snowmaking.  As a … Continue reading

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Nordic Snowmaking, Night Tubing

December 31, 2014

By Jan Stearns

They were making snow on the cross country skiing trails adjacent to Town Square yesterday. The versatile snow gun has also helped get (and keep) the tubing operation going. Enjoy tubing at The Clubhouse: Tubing & Warming Center, located at … Continue reading

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Fan Guns are Blowing Snow!

November 10, 2014

By Jan Stearns

WVBBTS posted the following snowmaking update on their Facebook page … Fan guns blowing snow this [past] Saturday at about 7 a.m.! Over a 12-hour time frame, using 200,000 gallons of water, the snow was laid down. Next cold front … Continue reading

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Will Nuri Influence Waterville’s Weather?

November 7, 2014

By Jan Stearns

The interweb is abuzz with news and predictions about how Superstorm Nuri will influence weather in North America.  Usually, I’m not one to watch the news OR weather reports.  I look out the window and I look at my calendar.  … Continue reading

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Raising the Guns

October 27, 2014

By Jan Stearns

This just in from Waterville Valley Ski Resort… Using spools of some very large cable, the new TechnoAlpin T40 snow guns were raised to what will be their snowmaking position on Tommy’s World Cup Run (see photos below).  The T40s … Continue reading

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BBTS & Waterville Valley Resort Partner for Snowmaking Expansion

August 19, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley and WVBBTS / Snowsports Educational Foundation are working together on a joint project that will yield significant upgrades in snowmaking at the ski resort for the 2014/15 season. The resort and BBTS will make a combined investment of … Continue reading

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