I guess this is why we live in the mountains - it's the begining of november and there is fresh snow on the ground, less than one inch, but it certainly looks nice.
Last winter was another tough winter, with only 44 days of operation. This is another season that shows how badly we need snowmaking. If we had it this season, we would have opened by early December and just shut down. It makes it very tough to operate a business without any consistency.
On March 12, the, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against us in our snowmaking and upgrade proposal. We are not stopping and will be appealing this decision. There is no way we can let this go. The way the ruling came down basically has potential effects on all public land across the entire US. We could lose the right to enjoy the forests. It also could have devastating effects of using reclaimed water. The Sierra Club has already gone after a resort in Sedona, on private land, that wants to use reclaimed water for their irrigation.