Hard to believe we are in the last week of February. Despite the low snow year, it has been a great season of skiing at Maplelag. Basically we had two bad weeks the end of December which happened at a bad time of year. But January and February have been great, all things considered. From a grooming perspective, it has been ideal. A solid base and just enough dustings now and then to freshen things up. Sure, it would of been nice to have a 4-6" snow fall but can't complain at all. I'm on track to put in a "normal" year of grooming hours and kilometers wise.
It has been a special year with the guests. Hard to put a good explanation on it but the people have been incredible. I think we have received more gifts than we ever have and everyone has been super friendly and appreciative. Makes long days and the not so fun moments like unplugging you know what and dealing with frozen lines etc. not so bad.
We've had a lot of guests from all over the US and a good number of visitors from Canada. Earlier this month we had the family from the Falcon Ridge Ski Area I didn't know much about the ski area until they came but the moment they arrived we made a connection. Good talking with them about resort operations etc. Jonell and I are hoping to go up and check out their place later in March after we close for the season.