After 60mm of rain over a 3 day period late last week and last weekend it is actually pleasing to be able to say that we are still open! There’s no doubt the slopes have taken a hammering from all the rain and extremely warm temperatures recently, but through some careful management of snow and some good luck we managed to re-open on Tuesday after letting the snowpack dry out, consolidate and re-freeze.

The upper mountain still has good coverage and the T Bar lines and access tracks down off the upper slopes are also holding out well at this stage. We have re-built a large portion of the learners slope this morning by farming snow from the surrounding area with the groomers so whilst the Webcam may portray a grim scene its actually pretty good up here.

The temps this week have been mostly in the pluses even during the night and the weather through the next few days is looking mostly settled but keep your fingers crossed as there may be a little snow on the horizon later next week.

19-7-12 - Still good cover on the upper mountain

19-7-12 – Still good cover on the upper mountain

19-7-12 - First skier on the lift today and some excellent groomed runs.

19-7-12 – First skier on the lift today and some excellent groomed runs.

An awesome dawn shot of the Daylodge by Ruth.

An awesome dawn shot of the Daylodge by Ruth.

Snowride Boarder / Skier Cross – Sunday 22nd July

Unfortunately due to the present conditions we have been unable to construct a course for this event so it has been postponed until a suitable weekend later in the season – we will update you on details once them come to hand.

Swiss National Day Celebration – Saturday 28th July

Join us on Saturday (night) 28th July at Snowline Lodge as we celebrate Swiss National Day (actual day is 1 August) with our Swiss ski Instructors. Traditional Cheese Fondue is on the menu and Bookings are essential as this is always a very popular night with lots of fun and laughter.

Sunday Ski / Board Race Training

Sunday Training

Cafe Volunteers Needed

Vickie would like to hear from anyone who could help on the Cafe roster for the following weekends:

28 & 29 July
11 & 12 August
1 & 2 September
8 & 9 September

If you can help out with either a day or 2 over these weekends please get in touch with Vickie on 0272 742-153 or Contact Us via email with your available dates and contact details.

Weekend Weather

Mostly settled and fine with light cloud.

Friday 20th

Fine, high cloud.
Wind at 1000 metres: Northwest 35 km/h.
Wind at 2000 metres: Northwest 55 km/h.
Free air freezing Level: 2000 metres about the divide sloping to 2600 metres in the east.

Saturday 21th

Fine, some high cloud. Northwesterlies dying away.

Sunday 22nd

Mainly fine. Light winds.

We hope you will come and join us on the slopes over the next few days and E-News will be back next week with hopefully a good news story of new snow on its way.

Bye for now.

Cam & The Cheeseman Team.