The Colorado ski industry is anxiously awaiting May 25th when Gov. Polis has promised to revisit orders that prohibit people traveling more than 10 miles from their homes to recreate (effectively shutting down ski resorts). No telling what will happen there, but A-Basin’s CEO Alan Henceroth has his snowcat operators pushing around snow in case they get the green light to reopen. Here’s his personal blog post about it:
The Snowcat Operators are pushing some snow around on the hill. We are doing this for a couple of reasons. One reason is to help with runoff. When the snow starts really melting, we need the water to go to the right places. We are opening up water bars in that effort. The second reason is trying to keep snow where we need it in case we get the chance to re-open. Our next best chance of re-opening is late May. Keep your masks on and stay away from each other.