Mountain to up grooming by 20 percent

28th December, 2015 by

By John LaConte

VAIL — Over the last couple of years, snowcat operators have been achieving between 7,000 to 9,000 acres per week of groomed terrain on the mountain. This year, a goal has been set to add another 2,000 acres to that weekly average, and up the frequency on certain runs.“In some cases we are taking runs that were groomed two, three or four times per week and we are grooming them nightly because we think that that’s the right thing to do for our guests,” said Elizabeth Howe, Vail Mountain’s senior director of mountain operations. “For example Avanti, Pickaroon, Columbine, Simba, …

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