Inside the snowmaking ‘saviors’ of Stratton Mountain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 2, 2009 11:15 am

As the weather in the Northeast goes from mild to milder, snowmaking crews must take advantage of every opportunity they have to make as much of the white stuff as possible.  And the crew at Stratton Mountain does exactly that.  With more than 150 years of collective snowmaking experience, the crew knows how to make it snow.  Snowmaking Manager ‘Cape’ Capen says, “We have our game plan, starting two or three days out and then finalizing it each afternoon at 1:30…We are constantly adjusting the blend, moving the guns.”  Stratton has the raw material to cover every single trail in a foot of snow, as it has a 150 million gallon water storage pond and 72 million gallons in reserve.