Boreal Mountain Resort continues to upgrade their slopes. Skiers and riders this winter will see the results of additional snowmaking, new night lighting, and grooming from two new snowcats.

The resort purchased 15 new snowmaking guns for this winter. The installation marks the third year in a row for Boreal to grow their snowmaking system, tallying up to a $1.6 million investment.

Boreal's goal for the extended snowmaking system is two-fold: to get Prospector Run going earlier in the season to allow for top-to-bottom skiing and to make snow on the lower slopes during inversions.

"We want to widen the area on the lower mountain," General Manager Jody Church told OnTheSnow. "If we make snow down below, we can add early trails to the beginner chair, but with good temps all around, we can get top-to-bottom coverage."

The resort also added more lights for night skiing and riding. The lighting will enhance visibility in the existing night terrain.

Boreal retired two of their older snowcats this year, replacing them with two new cats, including a winch cat. "The new cats will change the dynamics of how we groom," Church explained. "We'll gain early season grooming benefits and better grooming in the race arena." The winch cat will aid in grooming jumps and landings in the park as well as the superpipe.

Boreal is currently running their Last Chance Season Pass Sale. Passes are on sale through Oct. 31.

More information. Or call 530-426-3666 ext. 180.